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Biographical entry David, Charles St John (1855? - 1924)

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, England
17 July 1924
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Civil engineer


Charles David was the city surveyor for Launceston, Tasmania for many years from 1892. He oversaw the construction of many public works including a municipal electricity generator which was Australia's first hydro-electric system, a tramcar service, the East Launceston sewerage system, the Alexandra Suspension Bridge and Carr Villa cemetery. David also consulted the Tasmanian Agricultural & Pastoral Society on the construction of Elphin Showground and the Tasmanian Turf Club on alterations to Mowbray Racecourse and was the Northern Tasmanian Fisheries Association's honorary consulting engineer. Charles David was a Fellow of the Queensland Institute of Architects and committee member of the Launceston Mechanics' Institute and Public Library and of the Launceston Technical School.



Life event - Arrived in Australia (Moreton Bay, Queensland) on board Ramsay
c. 1880 - c. 1883
Career position - Railway construction worker in Queensland
1884 - 1892
Career position - Partner in the firm Brown & David Civil Engineers
1892 -
Career position - City Surveyor in Launceston, Tasmania
Career position - Carr Villa cemetery construction commenced
Career position - Construction of the Alexandra Suspension Bridge in Launceston completed
1907 - 1922
Career position - Committee member of Launceston Technical School

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