Biographical entry Roebuck, William Norman (1930 - 2012)
- 30 March 1930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 3 January 2012
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
- Educator and Engineer
William Norman Roebuck worked as an engineer in the aviation industry for first twenty years of his career before entering the public service as an inspector of technical schools at the Victorian Education Department.
He was a member of the RAAF Reserve for 20 years (1965-85), where he trained other members in aircraft safety standards. For this service he was awarded the National Medal in 1980.
He worked tirelessly to create better opportunities to study engineering, at a higher standard.
- 1946 - c. 1957
- Career position - Apprentice engineer with Qantas Airlines
- 1953 - 1957
- Education - Bachelor and Master of Engineering, University of New South Wales
- c. 1957 - c. 1971
- Career position - Air-worthiness engineer at the Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne
- 1965 - 1985
- Life event - Member of the RAAF Reserve
- 1971 - 1984
- Career position - Inspector of Technical Schools at the Victorian Education Department
- Education - Masters in Education, Monash University
- Award - The National Medal
- c. 1984 - c. 1986
- Career position - Special Projects Officer at the Education Ministry
- Career event - Established EPM Consulting Group with engineer colleagues
- Education - Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
- 1989 - 1994
- Career position - Member of the Executive Committee of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
- 1991 - ?
- Career position - Chief Education Services Officer to the electrical engineering education research group at Sydney University
- Award - The Order of Australia Medal
- Lloyd, Brian, 'Guiding hand in technical studies', The Age, 2012. Also available at http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?docID=AGE120114MP4C25KQI68. Details
Created: 31 January 2012, Last modified: 18 March 2013