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Biographical entry Thompson, David (1865 - 1916)

Born
5 December 1865
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Died
4 February 1916
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Engineer and Manufacturer

Summary

David Thompson worked in the family engineering business established by his father, becoming general manager in 1910, a position he held until his death. The firm manufactured pumps, sluicing and dredging plants, steam-engines, boilers, railway equipment, and locomotives for the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.

Details

Born 5 December 1865. Died 4 February 1916. Worked in the family engineering works, assisting in the management of the business and supervising installation of the firm's machinery throughout Victoria, effectively head of the company since 1908, general manager 1910-16.

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Journal Articles

  • Thompson, D., 'Melbourne sewage pumping engines', Various Papers and Discussions of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. II 1892-1899, 1900. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24247. Details

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