Chapman, Wilfrid Dinsey (1891-1955)

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Wikipedia entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_chapmaniana#Taxonomy
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Wilfrid Dinsey Chapman (1891-1955), engineer, was born on 16 May 1891 at Wandsworth, London, son of Frederick Chapman, a geologist's assistant, and his wife Helen Mary, née Dancer. In 1902 the family...

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Wilfrid Chapman made his name as a pioneer in the use of electric arc welding for structural purposes. In 1931 Chapman joined E.M.F. Electric Co. Pty Ltd as engineer in charge of research and development. He made significant advances in the theory and practice of electric welding, and did much to spread knowledge of the new technology among practising engineers. He moved to Australian Paper Manufacturers LTD in 1936. As engineer for development and research for the Maryvale pulp-mill he travelled in Gippsland, which deepened his interest in the region's forests.

In 1947, (Cameron), also known as Bogong Snow Gum, was named for him. Wilfred Chapman was the first to discover the tree while being part-time commissioner of the Victorian State Electricity Commission and involved in the Hydro Scheme planning. One tree was marked with a commemorative plaque and was a landmark beside the road between Mount Beauty and Falls Creek. Despite being severely burnt in the 2003 fires, it resprouted but died a few years later. A sample of the Bogong Snow Gum was planted in the Maranoa Gardens in Balwyn, Victoria and is identified by a plaque. His father Frederick Chapman had contributed in setting up the Maranoa Gardens.

  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus chapmaniana Cameron was named in honour of Chapman, who identified the type

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Person) Chapman, Frederick (1864 - 1943)
  • (Corporate Body) State Electricity Commission of Victoria, State of Victoria (1921 - c. 1993)

    <p>Part-time Commissioner until his death in 1955.</p>

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Chapman, Wilfrid Dinsey
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Chapman, Wilfrid Dinsey (1891-1955), Engineer
    McNicoll, Ronald
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 404-405
  3. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  4. Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material
    Hall, Norman
    Published: CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978
  5. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Wilfrid Dinsey Chapman, engineering career with Victorian Railway Construction Branch, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Chapman, Frederick (1864-1943)
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  1. Manual of training for arc welders / by R.G. Knapman and W.D. Chapman
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Government Notices (National : 1987 - 2012) Wednesday 1 November 1989 p 2456

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    ... DINGLE L122470 Flight Lieutenant Kristine Joy DINSEY A320459 Sergeant Michael Bernhard Peter DONLAN A ... Travers CHAMPION DE CRESPIGNY A225023 Sergeant James Walter Sydney CHAPMAN A231098 Corporal Leon Thomas ... 4471 words
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 5 June 1931 [Issue No.68 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1931

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  1. COMMENCEMENT DAY DEGREES CONFERRED 64 New Doctors
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 21 April 1923 p 7 Article
    ... Chisholm Ross, John Grieve Woods, v BACHELOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Wilfrid Dinsoy Chapman, Amfrew Marsden ... 1413 words
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    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Friday 9 May 1924 p 11 Article
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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 7 May 1955 p 20 Family Notices
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