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Biographical entry Clapp, Harold Winthrop (1875 - 1952)

7 May 1875
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
21 October 1952
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Sir Harold Clapp was Chairman of the Victorian Railway Commissioners 1920-1939 and Director-General of Land Transport to co-ordinate Commonwealth and State road and rail transport 1942-1951.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Adam-Smith, Patsy, 'Clapp, Sir Harold Winthrop (1875-1952), railway administrator', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 1-3. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Clapp, Harold, '[The unification of Australia's railway gauges] (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1944-1948, 1949. Also available at Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker