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Biographical entry Munro, David (1844 - 1898)

Born
1844
Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Died
31 March 1898
Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

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.

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