Biographical entry Munro, David (1844 - 1898)
Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
- 31 March 1898
Parkville, Victoria, Australia
David Munro ran an engineering and machinery supply business in Melbourne in the 1870s and 1880s. During this period he was contracted to build a number of Victorian railway lines, Princes Bridge (1888) and Queen's Bridge (1890). He sold all sorts of equipment, including his patented or improved machines, including a post-boring machine and the "Victory Self-adjusting Windmill". Heavy speculation in land led Munro to bankruptcy in the land boom collapse of the late 1880s.
- Cannon, Michael, 'Munro, David (1844-1898)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 311-312. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050357b.htm. Details
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