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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.

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Rosanne Walker