Biographies

From Engineering Heritage Australia


Addition of biographies to this website is still at an early stage of development. Alphabetical lists and pages that provide lists by State, Discipline and Eras are yet to be developed.

National Biographies

National Biographies will include the list of engineers that was developed by EHA for inclusion in the 2019 Centenary Book titled Anything is Possible. It is considered that this list is simply a starting point and possible future inclusions will be EA National Presidents and winners of the Peter Nicol Russell Career Achievement Memorial Medal.

In 2009 Engineers Australia commemorated its 90th anniversary by sponsoring the Pin Oak Forest in the new National Arboretum in Canberra. It is Forest 41 at the Arboretum and was planted in July 2009. For more information, refer to the Engineers Australia Pin Oak Forest Sponsor Form.

The Pin Oak Forest was planned as an opportunity for Engineers Australia to commemorate the achievements of its engineers. Some 300 trees have been reserved in honour of individuals, senior office bearers and other distinguished citizens who have delivered conspicuous service to the Australian people through the engineering profession. These engineers could also be commemorated by inclusion in EHA's National biographies.

State Biographies

State Biographies are managed by EHA's various Branches. A table of 'Biographies' in alphabetical order is below.

Name State Discipline Era Division Owner Posting Date (Year/Month) Comments Biography No.
Ball, Richard NSW Leadership and Management 1880 - 1925 Sydney Jan 2024 - 2001
Bull, Frank SA Civil 1951 - 1980 SA Jan 2024 - 5001
Burrows, George NSW Leadership and Management 1918 - 1950a Sydney Jan 2024 - 2002
Butler, Kathleen NSW Leadership and Management 1912 - 1927 Sydney Nov 2023 Refer John Bradfield 2003
Chapman, Sir Robert SA Civil 1903 - 1942 SA Jan 2024 - 5002
Crisp, Colin NSW Construction Management 1910 - 1932 Sydney Jan 2024 - 2004
Farrow, Bill NSW Construction Management 1910 - 1932 Sydney Jan 2024 - 2004
Fitch, Dr Ronald SA Civil 1927 - 1973 SA Jan 2024 - 5003
Fraser, Keith NSW Leadership and Management 1920 - 1952 Sydney Jan 2024 - 2005
Humphries, Albert NSW Leadership and Management 1900 - 1930 Sydney Jan 2024 - 2006
Kinnaird, Malcolm SA Leadership and Management 1970 - 2014 SA Jan 2024 - 5004
Lewis, Essington SA Leadership and Management 1902 - 1952 SA Jan 2024 - 5006
Lewis, Keith SA Leadership and Management 1970 - 1987 SA Jan 2024 - 5007
Pak-Poy, Patrick SA Leadership and Management 1973 - 1988 SA Jan 2024 - 5010
Parbo, Sir Arvi SA Leadership and Managemnent 1949 - 1997 SA Jan 2024 - 5012
Parson, Rex SA Electrical 1914 - 1955 SA Jan 2024 - 5011
Quittner, John NSW Access scaffolds 1950 - 1980 Sydney Jan 2024 - 2007
Stamm, Walter SA Leadership and Management 1947 - 1991 SA Jan 2024 - 5013
Todd, Sir Charles SA Electrical 1855 - 1910 SA Jan 2024 - 5015
Tonkin, BC (Skip) SA Civil 1955 - 2012 SA Jan 2024 - 5016
Traeger, Alfred SA Mechanical 1915 - 1944 SA Jan 2024 - 5017
Webb, Barry NSW Leadership and Management 1960 - 2020 NSW Jan 2024 - 2008
White, Jim SA Leadership and Management 1974 - 2010 SA Jan 2024 - 5018
Williams, Dr Don SA Leadership and Management 1971 - 2001 SA Jan 2024 - 5019
Woods, Dr Don SA Mechanical 1951 - 1976 SA Jan 2024 - 5020
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