Monash, John, (Sir) (1865-1931)

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Monash, John (1865-1931)
Field of activity
soldier; engineer; administrator; Engineer and Administrator
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Sir John Monash (1865-1931), soldier, engineer and administrator, was born on 27 June 1865 in West Melbourne, eldest of three children and only son of Louis Monash (1831-1894) and his wife Bertha, née...

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(Sir) John Monash was General Manager of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria 1920-30. Earlier he was involved with the Reinforced Concrete Co. and had an exceptional military career during World War I as a corps commander.

Born West Melbourne, 27 June 1865. Died Iona, 8 October 1931. CB 1915; KCB 1918. Educated University of Melbourne (MEng 1893, BA, LLB 1895). Construction worker 1885-87; in charge of construction, Outer Circle eastern suburban railway line 1888-91; Melbourne Harbor Trust 1891-94; private practice with J.T. Nobel Anderson as civil, mining and mechanical engineers and patent agents 1894-1902, acquiring the patent rights in Victoria for Monier reinforced concrete construction; Monier Pipe Co. Pty Ltd of Victoria 1901-05; Reinforced Concrete & Monier Pipe Construction Co. Ltd 1905-20; General manager, State Electricity Commission of Victoria 1920-30. Probationary lieutenant, North Melbourne Battery of the Metropolitan Brigade of the Garrison Artillery 1887-95, captain 1895-97, major with command of the North Melbourne Battery 1897-1908, lieutenant-colonel in charge of the Victorian section of the Australian Intelligence Corps (militia) 1908-13, colonel in command of the 13th Infantry Brigade 1913-14, chief censor 1914, commander, 4th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force 1914, brigadier general from July 1915, major general from July 1916, lieutenant-general and corps commander from June 1918, serving in Gallipoli, Egypt, England and France and receiving a number of awards. Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal, Institute of Engineers, Australia 1929; Kernot Memorial Medal, University of Melbourne 1931. Vice-chancellor, University of Melbourne from 1923; president, Victorian Institute of Engineers 1913; president, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science 1924-26.

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It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of General Sir John Monash, a great soldier and a great citizen, who was the leader of Australia's citizen soldiers in some of the most remarkable...

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Selected resources (9)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. John Monash: a Biography
    Serle, Geoffrey
    [1982]
    Published: Melbourne University Press in association with Monash University
  2. Sir John Monash
    Callinan, Bernard
    [1981]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  3. Monash, Sir John (1865-1931), Soldier, Engineer and AdministratorAustralian Dictionary of Biography Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle 10 543-549 : Monash, Sir John (1865-1931), Soldier, Engineer and Administrator
    Serle, Geoffrey
    [1986]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  4. 150 Years, 150 Stories: John MonashUni News 12 2 4 : 150 Years, 150 Stories: John Monash
    Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter
    [2003]
  5. Leading the Way: Sir John Monash
    Monash University Archives
    [1999]
    Series: http://www.monash.edu.au/magpie/sirjohn.htm
  6. 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne
    Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter
    [2003]
    Published: Department of History, University of Melbourne
  7. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    [2000]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/
  8. The University of Melbourne Archives: Reinforced Concrete and Monier Pipe Construction Co. Pty. Ltd - Records (1880 - 1953)
    Letterbooks 1902-1934; wage books 1925-1927; job-files 1880- 1953; quotation files 1903-1932; photographic prints and negatives 1905- 1928 (many undated); plans.
    64/12
  9. National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection: John Monash - Records (1876 - 1934)
    Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, drafts of manuscripts, subject files, press cuttings, pamphlets, souvenirs, printed items, photographs, glass slides and other memorabilia relating to all aspects of Sir John's life and career. There is juvenilia and items dating from his school and university days. The correspondents include Victory Moss (whom he married), J. T. N. Anderson (business partner), Mathilda Monash (sister) and other members of the Monash Family, J. Gibson (business), Walter Rosenhain, Clara Stockfeld, Eva Blashki, Rose Blashki, Minnie Blashki, Jeanette Krakowski, Ada Krakowski, Kitty Lunday, Amy and Evie Corrie and Rose Schield.
    MS 1884

Resources by John Monash (36)

  1. War letters of General Sir John Monash / edited with an introduction by A. K. Macdougall
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Book : 1934-2002 ]
    At 65 libraries
    War letters of General Sir John Monash / edited with an introduction by A. K. Macdougall
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  2. The Australian victories in France in 1918 / by Sir John Monash
    Monash, John, Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Book : 1920-2009 ]
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    The Australian victories in France in 1918 / by Sir John Monash
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  3. Material relating to Sir John Monash and the Monash family
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1900 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  4. Typescripts of diaries and letters from World War One
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1914-1918 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  5. Papers of Sir John Monash
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1876-1934 ]
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    Papers of Sir John Monash
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  6. Monash-close up of a leader
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Audio book ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  7. Papers
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1918-1931 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  8. Pamphlet and letter
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1922 ]
    At National Library
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  9. Letter : to Frances a B. Chomley
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1919 ]
    At UQ Library
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  10. Letter
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1926 ]
    At National Library
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  1. War letters of General Sir John Monash / edited with an introduction by A. K. Macdougall
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Book : 1934-2002 ]
    At 65 libraries
    War letters of General Sir John Monash / edited with an introduction by A. K. Macdougall
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  2. John Monash : a biography / [Geoffrey Serle]
    Serle, Geoffrey, 1922-1998
    [ Book, Audio book, Article : 1982-2008 ]
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  3. John Monash : a biography / [Geoffrey Serle]
    Serle, Geoffrey, 1922-1998
    [ Book, Audio book, Article : 1982-2008 ]
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  4. Monash : the outsider who won a war : a biography of Australia's greatest military commander / Roland Perry
    Perry, Roland, 1946-
    [ Book : 2004-2007 ]
    At 111 libraries
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  5. On lips of living men / by John Thompson
    Thompson, John, 1907-1968
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    At 42 libraries
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  6. John Monash / Cecil Edwards
    Edwards, Cecil, 1903-1978
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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  7. John Monash / John Hetherington
    Hetherington, John, 1907-1974
    [ Book : 1962-1970 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
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  8. Material relating to Sir John Monash and the Monash family
    Monash, John Sir, 1865-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1900 ]
    At State Library of VIC
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  9. Monash / [by Vernon R. Northwood ; with assistance from Gershon Bennett]
    Northwood, Vernon R
    [ Book : 1950-1961 ]
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  10. Sir John Monash / Bernard Callinan
    Callinan, Bernard Sir, 1913-
    [ Book : 1981 ]
    At 37 libraries
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  1. Birthdays today
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    ... , commander of the Australian corps during World War I (1865-1931); Helen Keller, blind and deaf US scholar ... Birthdays today Charles Stewart Parncll, Irish nationalist leader (1846-1891); Sir John Monash ... 30 words
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  2. MONASH
    The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1892 - 1954) Tuesday 1 December 1931 p 2 Article
    ... representatives of his. family, for, having been Governoi General while Sir John Monash was winning his laurels ... tlu. grout General's death. , The tribute Tan,:— .'I was very sorry to read of the death of Sir John ... 192 words
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  3. MONASH!
    The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW : 1873 - 1954) Friday 16 October 1931 p 2 Article
    ... MONASH! THE death of Sir John Monash has awakened the people of Australia to the fact that there ... record . to v be proud of, it was the genius and tlie patriotism Sir John Monash displayed during the war ... 2291 words
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    [Portrait of General Sir John Monash, Chairman, State Electricity Commission of Victoria 1921-1931] Lafayette-Sarony, Melb
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  6. Major General John Monash, Glisy, F...
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    Major General John Monash, Glisy, France, 1918
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  2. Website: Bright sparcs
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  3. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
    adb.anu.edu.au
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  1. The life and letters of Sir John Everett Millais : President of the Royal Academy / by his son, John Guille Millais
    Millais, John Guille, 1865-1931
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    Dyson, Edward, 1865-1931
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  3. Matters for judgement : an autobiography / John Kerr
    Kerr, John Sir, 1914-1991
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  4. Sir John did his duty / by Garfield Barwick
    Barwick, Garfield Sir, 1903-1997
    [ Book : 1983-1986 ]
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  1. Monash, Sir John (1865-1931)
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  3. Ivanhoe
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