Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules) (1878-1947)

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Hawken, R. W. H. (1878-1947)
Hawken, Roger William Hercules (1878-1947)
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Civil Engineer; Civil engineer
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Roger William Hercules Hawken (1878-1947), civil engineer, was born on 12 May 1878 at Darlington, Sydney, son of Nicholas Hawken, merchant, later a member of parliament, and his wife Mary Jane, née Vance....

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Roger Hawken served as a civil engineer in New South Wales, Malay and Queensland. Throughout his career, he also lectured at the Ballarat School of Mines, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland. Hawken was co-founder of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (1919), its inaugural President and instigator of the compulsory registration of consulting engineers. He worked on the initial design of the Sydney harbour bridge (which was later aborted) and researched widely in the areas of hydrology, earth pressure, and column design.

  • Career position - Engineer at Tamworth-Manilla railway, New South Wales
  • Education - Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Engineer on the Sydney Harbour Bridge project
  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Director of Public Works for the Federated Malay States
  • Career position - Engineer for the Shire of Ashford (NSW) then Yelleroi (Qld)
  • Career position - Inaugural Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland
  • Career position - Professor of Engineering at the University of Queensland
  • Education - Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) completed at University of Sydney
  • Career position - Professor of Engineering at the University of Queensland
  • Career position - President of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Career position - Co-founder of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Career position - Councillor of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Award - Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal received from the Institution of Engineers, Australia

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Resources for R. W. H. Hawken

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Hawken, Roger William Hercules
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Professor R. W. H. Hawken
    Published: 1948
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 10, 4, 107
  3. Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940
    Gregory, Helen
    Published: University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1987
  4. Hawken, Roger William Hercules (1878-1947)
    Trollope, D. H.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 230-231

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  1. Glass plate negative, reproduction of University of Queensland 'St Lucia University site lay-out as proposed by Professor RWH Hawken', Jul 1936 to Dec 1937
    Robinson, Frederick Walter, 1888-1971
    [ Photograph ]
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    Glass plate negative, reproduction of University of Queensland 'St Lucia University site lay-out as proposed by Professor RWH Hawken', Jul 1936 to Dec 1937
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  2. Papers
    Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules), 1878-1947
    [ Unpublished : 1892-1947 ]
    Possibly online
    At UQ Library
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  3. Papers
    Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules), 1878-1947
    [ Unpublished : 1892-1947 ]
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  4. University site, St. Lucia : proposed design
    Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules), 1878-1947
    [ Unpublished : 1929 ]
    At UQ Library
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  5. Column analysis and design / by R.W. Hawken
    Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules), 1878-1947
    [ Book : 1918 ]
    At UQ Library
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  6. The location of city bridges / by R.W.H. Hawken
    Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules), 1878-1947
    [ Book : 1926 ]
    At UQ Library
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  7. The location of city bridges / by R.W.H. Hawken
    Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules), 1878-1947
    [ Book : 1926 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  8. Influence lines and coefficients / by graduates and undergraduates of the Faculty of Engineering, [University of Queensland]
    University of Queensland. Faculty of Engineering
    [ Book : 1939-1972 ]
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    Influence lines and coefficients / by graduates and undergraduates of the Faculty of Engineering, [University of Queensland]
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  9. A proposed Australian Institute of Civil Engineers / by R. W. Hawken
    Hawken, R. W. H. (Roger William Hercules), 1878-1947
    [ Book : 1917-1919 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  10. Records
    Wilson Architects
    [ Unpublished : 1883-1966 ]
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    At UQ Library
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Resources about R. W. H. Hawken (5)

  1. Programme for the inaugural Hawken Address and presentation of corporate membership certificates
    Institution of Engineers, Australia. Queensland Division
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. Hawken, R W H Speech Talk
    [ Unpublished : 1947 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  3. Hawken, R W H Speech Talk
    [ Unpublished : 1947 ]
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  4. Engineering economics : a commentary on Hawken's Economy of purchase / by J.H. Lavery
    Lavery, J. H
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  5. Engineering : the makings of man / by D.H. Trollope
    Trollope, D. H. (David Hugh), 1925-
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Engineering : the makings of man / by D.H. Trollope
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  1. PROFESSOR HAWKEN. PETER NICOL RUSSELL MEDAL.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 25 November 1931 p 18 Article Illustrated
    ... bestowed upon Professor R. W. H. Hawkcn, of the University of Queensland, its highest honour. Upon the ... Professor R. W. Il Hauken. to it by Sir Peter Nicol Russell, it wished to perpetuate his memory m the ... 300 words
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    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Thursday 23 April 1925 p 10 Article Illustrated
    ... PROFESSOR R. W. H. HAWKEN, B.A., M.E., M. Inst. CE. (Qland.), who has acceptod the position of ... 31 words
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  3. Who's Who at the Australasian Science Congress in Melbourne
    News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Friday 18 January 1935 p 5 Article Illustrated
    ... . Hawken (iQueensland), Prof. R. W. Chapman (Adelaide), Dr. J; V. Duhig (Brisbane), and Dr. P. Marshall ... Australasian Congress at the Melbourne University. From Left-Prof. H. Whitridge Davies (Sydney), Prof. R. IV ... 47 words
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  1. Column analysis and design : The strut problem / by R.W.H. Hawken
    Hawken, Roger William Hercules, 1878-
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At Uni of TAS Library
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  2. Column analysis and design / by R.W. Hawken
    Hawken, Roger William Hercules
    [ Book : 1918 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. A general theorem for the real column
    Hawken, Roger William Hercules
    [ Book : 1939 ]
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  4. Economy of purchase : with tables / by R.W.H. Hawken
    Hawken, Roger William Hercules
    [ Book : 1941 ]
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 13 September 1881 [Issue No.362 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 4695

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  2. NEW SOUTH WALES. RETURN OF ALL CONVICTS ASSIGNED AND TRANSFERRED BETWEEN THE 1st AND 30th DAYS OF JUNE, 1832, INCLUSIVE.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 29 August 1832 [Issue No.26] p 259

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  3. CERTIFICATES UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTS.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 5 June 1925 [Issue No.77] p 2453

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  2. Gazette
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  3. INDEX
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