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Biographical entry Nelson, William Muir (1871 - 1926)

ACGI Lond, MIEAust, MIEE, AssocMInstCE

Born
3 August 1871
Loudoun station, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Died
5 October 1926
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Civil engineer, Electrical engineer and Tramway Engineer

Summary

William Nelson was a notable civil, electrical, and tramways engineer. From 1913 to 1926 he was Chief Engineer of the Brisbane Tramways.

Details

William Nelson represented Queensland on the Provisional Council of the Institution of Engineers, 1919.

Events

1891
Career position - Draughtsman, Locomotive Department, Queensland State Railways
1892 - 1893
Career position - Apprentice, Locomotive workshops, New South Wales State Railways
1894 - 1897
Education - Electrical Engineering, Central Technical College, London
1897
Career event - Associate, City and Guilds Institute (ACGI Lond), London
1897
Career event - Associate (AssocIEE) Institute of Electrical Engineers, London
c. 1897 - c. 1899
Career position - Assistant Mains Superintendent, Electric Lighting Department, Edinburgh Corporation
1900 - 1901
Career position - Assistant Engineer, Greenock Corporation Electricity Supply
1901 - 1902
Career position - Chief Engineer and Manager, Greenock Corporation Electricity Supply
1902
Career event - Associate Member (AssocMIEE), Institution of Electrical Engineers, London
1903 - c. 1907
Career position - Chief Assistant Engineer, Brisbane Tramway Co Ltd
1904
Career event - Member, Queensland Electrical Association
1906
Career position - President, Queensland Electrical Association
December 1907
Career event - Associate Member (AssocMInstCE), Institution of Civil Engineers, London
1908 - c. 1909
Career position - Chief Assistant Engineer, Electricity Supply Department, Sydney Municipal Council
1909
Career position - Engineer, Tramway, Launceston Municipal Council
1910 - 1913
Career position - Chief Engineer, Christchurch Tramways Board, New Zealand
1913 - 1922
Career position - Chief Engineer, Brisbane Tramways Co Ltd
1915 - 1916
Career position - President, Queensland Institute of Engineers
1915 - 1926
Career position - Honorary Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Queensland
1919
Career event - Foundation Associate Member (AMIEAust), Institution of Engineers Australia
1920
Career event - Member (MIEE), Institution of Electrical Engineers, London
1920
Career position - Councillor, Institution of Engineers Australia
1920
Career event - Member (MIEAust), Institution of Engineers Australia
1922 - 1925
Career position - Acting General Manager and Chief Engineer, Brisbane Tramways Trust
1923 - 1926
Career position - Councillor, Institution of Engineers Australia
1925 - 1926
Career position - Chief Engineer, Tramways Department, Brisbane City Council
1926
Career position - Chairman, Brisbane Division, Institution of Engineers Australia

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