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Corporate entry Northern Engineering Institute of New South Wales (1889 - c. 1919)

From
6 April 1889
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
To
c. August 1919
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Summary

The Northern Engineering Institute of New South Wales was established in 1899, lapsed in 1895 and was re-established in 1908.It was one of twelve Australian professional engineering societies which amalgamated to form the Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust) in 1919, when its Members transferred to IEAust as foundation Associate Members.

Details

The Northern Engineering Institute was formed on 6 April 1889 at a "representative meeting of mining, civil, and mercantile engineers, architects, and others interested" held in the School of Arts, Newcastle.

During the 1890s depression, with falling attendance at its meetings, the organization lapsed from the middle of 1895.

It was re-established in late 1908, "for the purpose of protecting and advancing the status of the engineering profession in the district" and continued until 1919, when it amalgamated with other similar organizations to form the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

The "Papers" of the Northern Engineering Institute of New South Wales were published in eight Volumes, from 1908-09 until 1916-17, and contain over 60 articles. Some meetings and lectures were reported in the local press, providing useful details about the speakers, and the topics presented and discussed.

Timeline

 1889 - c. 1919 Northern Engineering Institute of New South Wales
       1919 - Institution of Engineers, Australia

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