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Biographical entry Payne, Henry (1871 - 1945)

9 March 1871
Calcutta, India
28 March 1945
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Engineer and Educator


Henry Payne was Professor of Engineering at University of Melbourne 1910-1932. He was active in rebuilding and re-equipping the school and in 1913 succeeded in having his courses recognised by the English Institutions.


Born 9 March 1871. Died 28 March 1945. Educated City and Guilds Technical College, Finsbury, London. Lecturer, University College, London 1898-1903, South African College, Cape Town 1903-09 (Corporation Chair of Civil Engineering from 1905), chair of engineering, University of Melbourne 1910-32, made an emeritus professor on his retirement. President, Melbourne University Engineering Society 1910, President, Victorian Institute of Engineers 1914, Chairman, local committee, Institution of Civil Engineers in Victoria 1924-25, Chairman, Melbourne Division, Institution of Engineers, Australia 1929. Chairman, Air Accident Investigations Committee 1926-31.


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