Biographical entry Witt, Sidney Herbert (1892 - 1973)
- 12 March 1892
Windsor, Victoria, Australia
- 28 June 1973
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
- Electrical engineer
Sidney Herbert Witt joined the Postmaster-General's Department in 1910 as a junior instrument fitter. He became the first head of the Research Laboratories 1923-45.
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.
- 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 http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160684b.htm. Details
- 'Witt, Sidney Herbert (1892-1973)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1464882. 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_w.html. Details
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