Axon, Albert Edwin, (Sir) (1898-1974)

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Axon, Albert Edwin (1898-1974)
Field of activity
Engineer; Businessman; University Chancellor; Electrical engineer; Business executive
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1479166

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Sir Albert Edwin Axon (1898-1974), engineer, businessman and university chancellor, was born on 21 December 1898 at New Farm, Brisbane, only child of Herbert Fisher Axon, a mercer from England, and his...

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Electrical engineer Sir Albert Axon was a prominent, respected figure in the electricity industry. In 1929 he established himself as a consultant to the Queensland Government, and in 1936 became one of 4 people on the commission who's findings led to the establishment of the State Electricity Commission. In 1948 he founded A. E. Axon & Associates which conducted various electrical installations. From 1957-1966 Axon was Chancellor of the University of Queensland, during which time the university expanded considerably. In 1959 he was named a Knight of the Order of Britain. During the late 1950s and 1960s he held many prominent positions in business, including; Chairman of Queensland Cement & Lime Co. Ltd; Delegate to the Cement and Concrete Association of Australia; Chairman of the South Brisbane Gas & Light Co. Ltd (later Allgas Ltd); and Director of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation (1959-1964).

  • Life event - Served in the Australian Imperial Force
  • Education - Bachelor of Engineering, University of Queensland
  • Career position - Intern, City Electric Light Co. Ltd, Brisbane
  • Education - Master of Engineering, University of Queensland
  • Career position - Engineer, Electrical and Mechanical Department, A. E. Harding Frew Engineers.
  • Career event - Established private practice as consulting electrical and mechanical engineer
  • Career position - Member of Senate of the Men Graduates' Association, University of Queensland
  • Career position - Part-time member of Royal Commission into Electricity
  • Career event - Served as major and later colonel in the Australian Army
  • Career event - Established A. E. Axon & Associates
  • Career position - Chairman of the Men Graduates' Association, University of Queensland
  • Career position - Chancellor, University of Queensland
  • Award - Elected a Knight of the British Empire
  • Career position - Director of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation
  • Award - Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal - Career Achievement Award in Engineering, Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Award - Honorary Doctorate, University of Melbourne
  • Award - Honorary Doctorate, University of New England, United States
  • Award - Honorary Doctorate, University of Queensland

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Axon, Albert Edwin
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Axon, Sir Albert Edwin (1898-1974), Engineer, Businessman and University Chancellor
    George, W. I.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 85-86

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