Thwaites, William (1853-1907)

Also known as
Thwaites, William, (MInstCE) (1853-1907)
Field of activity
Civil Engineer; Public Servant; Civil engineer; Public servant
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William Thwaites (1853-1907), civil engineer and public servant, was born on 13 August 1853 in Melbourne, son of Thomas Thwaites, cabinetmaker, and his wife Eliza, née Raven, both English born. Educated...

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William Thwaites was engineer-in-chief from 1891 to 1907 of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, which had been established to build the sewerage system.

  • Education - Certificate of Engineering (CE), University of Melbourne
  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Pupil-draftsman with the Victorian Department of Railways
  • Education - Master of Art (MA), University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Assistant Draftsman with the South Australian Department of Railways
  • Career position - Victorian Department of Public Works
  • Career position - Engineer of roads, bridges and reclamation works with the Victorian Department of Public Works
  • Career event - Associate Member (AssocMInstCE), Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Career event - Member (MInstCE), Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Career position - Engineer-in-charge, Water Supply Branch, Victorian Department of Public Works
  • Career position - Engineer-in-Chief at the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
  • Education - Master of Civil Engineering (MCE), University of Melbourne

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Thwaites, William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Thwaites, William (1853-1907), Civil Engineer and Public Servant
    Dingle, Tony
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 227-228
  3. William Thwaites
    Published: 1907
    Series: The Argus
  4. Mr. William Thwaites
    Published: 1907
    Series: The Argus
  5. Engineer to Marvellous Melbourne: the Life and Times of William Thwaites
    La Nauze, Robert D.
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, 2011
  6. Who Designed Melbourne's Sewerage System?
    La Nauze, Robert
    Published: 2011
    Series: Victorian Historical Journal, 182, 175-93
  7. The Historic Engineering Plaques of Australia
    Institution of Engineers, Australia. Sydney Division. Engineering Heritage Committee
    Published: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, Milsons Point, N.S.W., 1994

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  1. Engineer to marvellous Melbourne : the life and times of William Thwaites / Robert D La Nauze
    LaNauze, R. D
    [ Book : 2010-2011 ]
    At 32 libraries
    Engineer to marvellous Melbourne : the life and times of William Thwaites / Robert D La Nauze
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  1. Engineer to marvellous Melbourne : the life and times of William Thwaites / Robert D La Nauze
    LaNauze, R. D
    [ Book : 2010-2011 ]
    At 32 libraries
    Engineer to marvellous Melbourne : the life and times of William Thwaites / Robert D La Nauze
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  2. Engineer to marvellous Melbourne : the life and times of William Thwaites
    La Nauze, Robert D. (Robert David)
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Engineer to marvellous Melbourne : the life and times of William Thwaites
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