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Biographical entry Murray, Noel William (1928 - 2001)

5 November 1928
Brighton, South Australia, Australia
2 January 2001


Noel Murray was professor of structural engineering at Monash University, Victoria, for almost forty years. He was a member of the coroner's committee investigating the collapse of Melbourne's West Gate Bridge in 1970 and later tested full scale sections of the bridge and advised on aspects of its redesign.



Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Adelaide
1949 - 1950
Career position - Engineer for the Irrigation and Water Supply Commission, Queensland
1952 - 1957
Career position - Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University, UK
1957 - 1959
Career position - Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield University, UK
1959 - 1961
Career position - Senior Stress Analyst at GEC-Simon Carves Atomic Energy Division in the UK
1961 - 1964
Career position - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University, Victoria
1964 - 1994
Career position - Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University, Victoria
Award - Faculty Medallion received from the Slovak University in Bratislava, Slovakia
1994 - 2001
Career position - Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Monash University, Victoria

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Noel Murray, Professor, structural engineer, Cuttings files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

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Newspaper Articles

  • Donald, Ian and Grzebieta, Raphael, 'Obituary: Professor Noel William Murray, Engineer', The Age, 8 February 2001. Details

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