Furber, Thomas Frederick (1855-1924)

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Surveyor; Lecturer
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Thomas Frederick Furber (1855-1924), surveyor and lecturer, was born on 13 May 1855 at St Pancras, London, son of Augustus Frederick Furber, bookbinder, and his wife Mary Ann Forwood, née Bartlett....

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Thomas Furber was a tireless worker, often holding several posts at the one time. He was a member of the survey branch of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of lands for over thirty years (1869-1914). He began working there as a draftsman and worked his way up to Metropolitan District Surveyor and Director of trigonometric surveys. Furber was also employed as actuary to the Public Service Board from 1903 to 1914. He was heavily involved in many professional bodies and societies including the NSW institution of Surveyors and the NSW Board of Examiners of Licensed Surveyors. Thomas Furber helped improve the education standards of surveying and the standardization of certificates and courses throughout all Australian states and New Zealand. Furber was widely published and highly respected within his profession.

  • Career position - Supernumerary Draftsman in the Survey Branch of the Department of Lands in New South Wales (NSW)
  • Career position - Qualified as a licensed surveyor
  • Career position - Draftsman and Computer of the triangulation staff at the Survey Branch of the NSW Department of Lands
  • Career position - Draftsman-in-charge of the General Survey of the Colony
  • Career position - Member of the Board of Examiners of Licensed Surveyors
  • Career position - Secretary of the Board of Examiners of Licensed Surveyors
  • Career position - Chief Computer at the NSW Department of Lands
  • Career position - Founding member of the NSW Institution of Surveyors
  • Career position - Secretary to the royal commission on sites for the seat of Government of the Commonwealth
  • Career position - Actuary at the Public Service Board
  • Career position - Director of Trigonometric Surveys and Metropolitan District Surveyor with the NSW Department of Lands
  • Career position - Lecturer in Geodosy and Astronomy at the University of Sydney

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Furber, Thomas Frederick
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Furber, Thomas Frederick
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  3. Furber, Thomas Frederick (1855-1924)
    Wood, Harley
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 599-600

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