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Biographical entry O'Connor, Colin (1928 - )

Born
19 May 1928
Occupation
Civil engineer

Summary

Colin O'Connor was a long-term lecturer in Civil engineering at the University of Queensland. He also undertook a detailed survey of Australian bridges which lead to three publications including the book Spanning Two Centuries: Historic Bridges of Australia (1985). O'Connor was educated at the University of Queensland (BE (Hons)) and Imperial College London (PhD), becoming an Engineer with the Co-ordinator General's Department, Queensland Public Service before joining the university as lecturer.

Details

Events

1949 - 1953
Career position - Engineer with the Co-ordinator General's Department in the Queensland Public Service
1954 - 1955
Career position - Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland
1956 - 1970
Career position - Senior Lecturer (to 1964) then Reader in Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland
1965 - 1967
Career position - External Examiner at the Royal Military College Duntroon
1970 -
Career position - Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland
1971
Career position - Wrote Design of Bridge Superstructures
1972 - 1974
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
1983
Career position - Wrote Register of Australian Historic Bridges
1985
Career position - Wrote Spanning Two Centuries: Historic Bridges of Australia

Published resources

Books

  • O'Connor, Colin, Register of Australian Historic Bridges, Institution of Engineers, Barton, Australian Capitol Territory, 1983, 79 pp. Details
  • O'Connor, Colin, Spanning Two Centuries: Historic Bridges of Australia, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Queensland, 1985, 225 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • O'Connor, Colin, 'Early Queensland Road Bridges', Local Government Engineers Association of Queensland Journal, vol. 2, no. 4, 1984, pp. 72, 75, 77-80. Details

Online Resources

See also

Rosanne Walker