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Biographical entry Schulze, Carl Oscar (Oscar) (1848 - 1919)

Born
1 August 1848
Leipzig, Germany
Died
1919
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

Oscar Schulze was an engineer who came to Sydney in 1879 as the representative of a printing press company. Over the next 40 years was he was involved in civil engineering projects throughout New South Wales. These included the construction of aerial ropeways for mining endeavours in the Blue Mountains, and as resident consultant engineer for the Hawkesbury River railway bridge designed with pin jointed connections and tension rod members instead of the traditional riveted design. To the 1891 Royal Commission into Sydney's railways, Schulze made submissions for the integration of tram and railway services by using the same locomotives and carriages for both, and the construction of cantilever bridges. Schulze is best known for designing the Junction Reefs dam on Belubula River for Lyndhurst Goldfields Ltd, a 2,000 megalitre arch dam incorporating an innovative hydropower system.

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Events

1879
Life event - Migrated to Australia
1914
Life event - Naturalised as an Australian citizen

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Mackie, Amanda and Pells, Philip, 'Carl Oscar Schulze: One of Australia's Finest Engineers', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 97, 2011, pp. 25-43. Details
  • Mackie, Amanda and Pells, Philip, 'Carl Oscar Schulze : One of Australia's Finest Engineers', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 47, 2011, p. 38041. Details

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