Griffiths, John Alfred (1848-1933)

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Engineer; Patent officer
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John Alfred Griffiths (1848-1933), engineer, was born on 26 January 1848 at Bethnal Green, London, son of Thomas Griffiths, accountant, and his wife Elizabeth, née Hawkins. He was a younger brother...

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John Griffiths was cited in the 1911 as a world authority on windmill design. His firm, Griffiths Bros and Co., built some of the earliest windmills in Toowoomba, Queensland, selling the first Southern Cross model in 1903. The Southern Cross brand name was later extended to well-boring machines and associated equipment.

Born London, England, 26 January 1848. Died Brisbane 30 March 1933. Educated Royal School of Mines 1865-68 (Associate R.S.M. 1873) and Owens College Manchester (Whitworth Scholar 1870). Civil engineering, Gregson, Brown & Son, Middleton, U.K., 1868-71; London & N.W. Railways 1872; Western Australian Railways 1873-74; Toowoomba Foundry, Queensland, 1874-76; Queensland Railways 1876-78; Western Australian Railways 1878-79; assistant lecturer in engineering, Owens College Manchester 1880; B.Sc., Owens College, 1882; Engineer, Waste Water Meter Co., Liverpool, U.K., 1881-85; cycle manufacturer, Coventry, U.K., 1885-87; Assistant Engineer Normanton-Croydon Railway, Queensland, 1887-91; Engineer, Charters Towers, Queensland, 1892-93; Electricity Department, Penrith, N.S.W., 1894-95; Hydraulic Survey, Queensland, 1895-1900; Examiner of patents, Queensland, 1900-04; Commonwealth Patent Office, 1904-?

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Griffiths, John Alfred
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Griffiths, John Alfred
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  3. Griffiths, John Alfred (1848-1933)
    Gibbney, H. J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 121-122
  4. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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