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Biographical entry Holland, John Clifton Vaughan (1914 - 2009)

Kt cr, AC, FTSE

Born
21 June 1914
Died
31 May 2009
Occupation
Civil engineer

Summary

(Sir) John Clifton Vaughan Holland was Chairman of John Holland Holdings Limited 1963-86. His construction projects included Jindabyne Pumping Station, Westgate Bridge, Tasman Bridge Restoration and Joint Construction Manager, New Parliament House Canberra.

Details

Born 21 June 1914. Kt 1973; AC 1988. Educated University of Melbourne (BCE 1936). Construction Engineer, BP Australia 1946-49; Founder, John Holland Construction Group 1949, Managing Director 1949-72, Chairman 1949-81; Chairman, John Holland (Holdings) Ltd 1963-86 (ret'd), President since 1986. Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Award 1974; Kernot Medal 1976; Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1976; Honorary Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia 1991.

Events

1936
Education - Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE) completed at the University of Melbourne
1946 - 1949
Career position - Construction Engineer at BP Australia
1949
Career position - Founder of John Holland Construction Group
1949 - 1972
Career position - Managing Director of John Holland Construction Group
1949 - 1986
Career position - Chairman of John Holland Construction Group
1963
Career position - John Holland Construction Group renamed John Holland (Holdings) Ltd
1973
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1974
Award - Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Award received
1976 -
Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1976
Award - Kernot Medal received from the University of Melbourne
1986 -
Career position - President of John Holland (Holdings) Ltd
1988
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
1991
Award - Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia

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Book Sections

  • Holland, John, 'Engineering Construction and Building', in R. T. Madigan (ed.), Technology in Australia 1788-1988: A Condensed History of Australian Technological Innovation and Adaptation During the First Two Hundred Years, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Melbourne, 1988. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker