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Biographical entry Witt, Sidney Herbert (1892 - 1973)

12 March 1892
Windsor, Victoria, Australia
28 June 1973
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Electrical engineer


Sidney Witt joined the Postmaster-General's Department in 1910 as a junior instrument fitter. He became the first head of the Research Laboratories 1923-1945.


Born Windsor, Victoria, 12 March 1892. Junior Instrument Fitter, Postmaster-General's Department 1910-12, Professional Engineer 1913-19, Divisional Engineer, Headquarters Administration 1919-24, Supervising Engineer in charge of Research 1923-45. Sometime Chairman, Victorian Division, Institute of Radio Engineers, Australia.

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  • Moyal, Ann, 'Witt, Sidney Herbert (1892-1973), Electrical Engineer', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 574-575. Also available at Details

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Rosanne Walker