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Biographical entry Thwaites, William (1853 - 1907)

Born
13 August 1853
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
19 November 1907
San Remo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Civil engineer and Public servant

Summary

William Thwaites was engineer-in-chief from 1891 to 1907 of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, which had been established to build the sewerage system.

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Events

1873
Education - Certificate of Engineering completed at the University of Melbourne
1874
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1874 - 1876
Career position - Pupil-draftsman with the Victorian Department of Railways
1876
Education - Master of Art (MA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1876 - 1879
Career position - Assistant Draftsman with the South Australian Department of Railways
1879
Career position - Victorian Department of Public Works
1883 - 1890
Career position - Engineer of roads, bridges and reclamation works with the Victorian Department of Public Works
1890 - 1891
Career position - Engineer in charge of the water supply branch with the Victorian Department of Public Works
1891 - 1907
Career position - Engineer-in-Chief at the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
1901
Education - Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) completed at the University of Melbourne

Published resources

Books

  • La Nauze, Robert D., Engineer to Marvellous Melbourne: the Life and Times of William Thwaites, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, 2011, 217 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • La Nauze, Robert, 'Who Designed Melbourne's Sewerage System?', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 182, 2011, pp. 175-93. Details

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