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Biographical entry Swain, Herbert John (1882 - 1959)

Born
28 April 1882
Lamberth, England
Died
8 August 1959
Gordon, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Engineer and Educator

Summary

Herbert John Swain was principal of Sydney Technical College from 1936-47. Prior to that he was lecturer-in-charge of mechanical engineering form 1913-36. Swain also lectured on combustion engines at the University of Sydney until the late 1940s.

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1908
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Sydney
1910
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1911
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA Research) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1912
Award - Russell Gold Medal for Research received
c. 1912 - 1940s
Career position - Lecturer at the University of Sydney
1913 - 1936
Career position - Lecturer-in-charge of Mechanical Engineering at Sydney Technical College
1932 - 1933
Career position - Chaired the royal commission into administrative matters under the Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board
1936 - 1947
Career position - Principal of Mechanical Engineering at Sydney Technical College

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