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Biographical entry Wainwright, William Edward (1873 - 1959)

Born
3 January 1873
Upper Holloway, England
Died
3 May 1959
Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Mining engineer

Summary

William Edward Wainwright was a mine manager and engineer with BHP from 1898 to 1941. He was also involved in many organisations including Chairman of the Victorian Committee of the Standards Association of Australia and twice president of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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Events

1892
Education - Diploma in Metallurgy completed at the South Australian School of Mines and Industries
1894
Education - Diploma in Mining completed at the South Australian School of Mines and Industries
1895
Career position - Battery Manager at Ivanhoe Gold Mines in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
1896 - 1898
Career position - Mill-manager at Queen Margaret Gold Mine, near Kalgoorlie
1898 - 1903
Career position - Engineer at South Mine of Broken Hill South Ltd
1903 - 1918
Career position - Manager of South Mine of Broken Hill South Ltd
1918 - 1937
Career position - General Manager of South Mine
1919
Career position - President of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1926
Career position - Chairman of the technical committee to report on the gold-mining industry at Kalgoorlie and at the Sons of Gwalia mine, Leonora, Western Australia
1930
Career position - President of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1930
Career position - Leader of Australian delegation to the third Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress in South Africa
1936
Award - Institute Medal received from the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1937 -
Career position - Consulting Engineer at South Mine

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Fairweather, D.F., 'Wainwright, William Edward (1873-1959), Mining and Metallurgical Engineer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, p. 348. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120388b.htm. Details

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