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Biographical entry Thompson, David (1865 - 1916)

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


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.


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 from 1908, general manager 1910-16.

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