Biographical entry Murray, Stuart (1837 - 1919)
- 8 October 1837
Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
- 12 April 1919
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
- Civil engineer and Administrator
Stuart Murray was engineer-in-chief, Water Supply Department, Victoria 1886-1906. He was responsible for a number of major water conservance works, his greatest being the Goulburn Weir, of which he was co-designer, with the Waranga storage and its channels (Stuart Murray Canal).
Born Dundee, Scotland, 8 October 1837. Died Kyneton, Victoria, 12 April 1919. Educated St Andrews (land and mining surveyor, architect and civil engineer). Arrived Victoria 1855; practised his professions at Kyneton; government mining surveyor, Daylesford for six years; engineer, United Echuca and Waranga Waterworks Trust 1882-84; secretary, royal commission on water supply 1884-86; engineer-in-chief, Water Supply Department 1886-1906; chairman, State Rivers and Water Supply Commission 1906-08.
- Yule, Valerie, 'Murray, Stuart (1837-1919), civil engineer and administrator', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 322-323. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050368b.htm. Details
- 'Murray, Stuart (1837-1919)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-559509. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_m.html. Details
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