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Biographical entry Walsh, Henry Deane (1853 - 1921)

16 September 1853
Dublin, Ireland
29 August 1921
Roseville, New South Wales, Australia


Henry Walsh was engineer-in-chief for the Sydney Harbour Trust on its establishment in 1901 until his retirement in 1919, being commissioner of the trust from 1913. Previously he had been district engineer for public works programmes from Lake Macquarie to the Queensland border. He is commemorated by Walsh Island in Newcastle Harbour and Walsh Bay on Sydney's waterfront.



Education - Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA, BAI [Engineering]
1875 - 1876
Career position - Engineering works in England
1876 - 1877
Career position - Engineer with the Great Southern and Western Railway Co., Ireland
1878 - 1901
Career position - Engineer with the Department of Public Works, New South Wales
1879 - 1891
Career position - Resident Engineer in Newcastle, New South Wales
1891 - 1896
Career position - Supervising Engineer (to 1895), then District Engineer in Newcastle
1896 - 1901
Career position - President of the Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board
1901 - 1913
Career position - Engineer-in-Chief with the Sydney Harbour Trust
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1913 - 1919
Career position - Commissioner of the Sydney Harbour Trust

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