Swinburne, George (1861-)

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Swinburne, George (1861-1928)
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Businessman; Politician; Philanthropist; Business executive; Company directors; Politicians
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George Swinburne (1861-1928), businessman, politician and philanthropist, was born on 3 February 1861 at Paradise, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, eldest of three sons and a daughter of Mark William...

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George Swinburne was manager of the Melbourne Hydraulic Power Co. 1887-1897 and managing director 1898-1911. He was Minister of Water Supply for Victoria 1904-1908 and Agriculture 1905-1908. In 1919-1925 he was a foundation member of the State Electricity Commission. He founded the Swinburne Technical College in 1909.

Born Paradise near Newcastle, England, 3 February 1861. Died 4 September 1928. Educated at Royal Grammar School, Newcastle and night school, engineering; apprenticed to J. Williamson and Co., chemical merchants 1874, clerk 1880-82; joined gas and mechanical engineering firm of uncle John Coates at London, partner from 1885; followed uncle to Melbourne 1886; manager Melbourne Hydraulic Power Co. 1887-97, managing director 1898-1911, chairman Australasian board 1911-13; director of a number of companies. Member Institute of Mechanical Engineering 1897, Institute of Civil Engineers 1914; member Inter-State Commission 1913-17, CSIR 1916-20; chairman of committee controlling capital issue 1915-17, Board of Business Administration, Defence Department 1917-19; member Military Board 1919-20, Note Issue Board 1920-22; Victorian SEC commissioner 1919-25. Founder of Eastern Suburbs (later Swinburne) Technical College, president 1908-28. MLA for Hawthorn October 1902-July 1913 (resigned), Minister of Water Supply April 1904-October 1908 (resigned over land tax bill), Minister of Agriculture November 1904-October 1908. ); MLC for East Yarra Province June-September 1928 (deceased).

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With tragic suddenness Mr. George Swinburne, M.L.C. for the East Yarra province, collapsed last evening in the Legislative Council Chamber and died in a few moments. The Council had resumed after the...

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Born in England in 1861 and trained as an engineer, Swinburne arrived in Australia in 1866 to work for the Melbourne Hydraulic Power Company. From 1902 to 1912 he was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Hawthorn, and as Minister for Water Supply and Agriculture from 1904 to 1908, left his mark on the legislative history of the state notably with his irrigation policy. Swinburne was also associated with many commercial undertakings and was a Director of major companies including Mt Lyell and the E.Z. Company. Upon his appointment to the Interstate Committee in 1913, Swinburne resigned his seat in Parliament and his other public commitments. He died in 1931.

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Born in England in 1861 and trained as an engineer, Swinburne arrived in Australia in 1866 to work for the Melbourne Hydraulic Power Company. From 1902 to 1912 he was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Hawthorn, and as Minister for Water Supply and Agriculture from 1904 to 1908, left his mark on the legislative history of the state notably with his irrigation policy. Swinburne was also associated with many commercial undertakings and was a Director of major companies including Mt Lyell and the E.Z. Company. Upon his appointment to the Interstate Committee in 1913, Swinburne resigned his seat in Parliament and his other public commitments. He died in 1931.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Swinburne, George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Swinburne, George (1861-1928), Businessman, Politician and Philanthropist
    Patrick, Alison
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 150-152
  3. Note on mechanical filtration and gravitation filtration (Paper & Discussion)
    Swinburne, George; Whitehead, C. A. & Anderson, Joshua Thomas Noble
    Published: 1903
    Series: Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. III, 69-103
  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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  1. SWINBURNE, GEORGE (1861-1928)
    Swinburne, George
    [ Unpublished : 1879 ]
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    SWINBURNE, GEORGE (1861-1928)
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  2. SWINBURNE, GEORGE (1861-1928)
    Swinburne, George
    [ Unpublished : 1895 ]
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
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  3. SWINBURNE, GEORGE (1861-1928)
    Swinburne, George
    [ Unpublished : 1905 ]
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  4. SWINBURNE, GEORGE (1861-1928)
    Swinburne, George
    [ Unpublished : 1895 ]
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  5. SWINBURNE, GEORGE (1861-1928)
    Swinburne, George
    [ Unpublished : 1879 ]
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    SWINBURNE, GEORGE (1861-1928)
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  6. Water Acts Consolidation and Amendment Bill : speech / by the Hon. George Swinburne
    Swinburne, George
    [ Book, Government publication : 1904 ]
    At Deakin Uni Library
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  7. Time limit v. monetary compensation : speech / by George Swinburne at the Alliance anniversary in the Melbourne Town Hall on September 7, 1905
    Swinburne, George, 1861-1928
    [ Book : 1905 ]
    At National Library
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  8. Black hairy tongue / by George Swinburne
    Swinburne, George
    [ Book : 1939 ]
    Languages: English;German;French, [2 others]
    At Monash Uni Library
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  9. The Boy : His Relation to Industry
    Swinburne, George
    [ Book : 1960 ]
    At Swinburne Uni Tech
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  10. Tariff barriers : affect on world's peace : warning to Australia : Mr. Swinburne's eloquent plea
    Swinburne, George, 1861-1928
    [ Book : 1926 ]
    At National Library
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  1. George Swinburne : a biography / by E.H. Sugden and F.W. Eggleston
    Sugden, Edward Holdsworth
    [ Book : 1931 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
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  1. Burns, George (1900-)
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  2. Swinburne Technical College [subsequently Swinburne College of Technology] (1908-1975)
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  3. Swinburne University of Technology (1992-)
    ... Swinburne University of Technology. Higher Education Division ... Swinburne University of Technology. TAFE Division ... In May 1980 a company, Swinburne Limited, was established comprising two teaching divisions ... , Swinburne Institute of Technology and Swinburne Technical College, which changed its name in 1982 to ...
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  1. PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE COPYRIGHT ACT 1912.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 5 February 1919 [Issue No.16] p 153

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... October, 1918. 6949.—George Victor Cohen, 613 Brunswick-street, North Fitzroy, Victoria.— Scenario : " The ... Pavement Artist." 2nd October, 1918. 6960,— Stanley William Tompkins, Swinburne Technical College, John ... 7741 words
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  2. Index page
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Friday 31 December 1920 [INDEX Jan 1920-Dec 1920] p 6

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

    Extract: COOK, BIGHT HON. SIB JOSEPH— Resignation as Minister for the Navy, 1049. ' Appointment as Treasurer, 1049. COPYRIGHT ACT— Proceedings under, 53-59, 602-607, ... 11409 words
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  3. COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Saturday 17 October 1914 [Issue No.83] p 2377

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    ... . Piddington, N. C. Lockyer, and G. Swinburne respectively, on account of expenses incurred whilst travelling ... George Quick, Customs Assistant, Clerical Division, as from 16th February, 1914. Promotions. Arthur ... 3727 words
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  1. AUSTRALIANA. The Life of George Swinburne.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 27 February 1932 p 5 Article
    ... AUSTRALIANS (By 'Tejamon.'). The Life of George Swinburne. On February 3. 1861, afc Paradise, a ... small village not far from NewcastleonTyne, was born George Swinburne, later destined to play a ... 985 words
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  2. Our Greatest Australians? No. 7--GEORGE SWINBURNE
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 7 March 1931 p 13 Article Illustrated
    ... »c! Stikr Greatest Australians ? %-S No. 7— GEORGE tx& SWINBURNE Each of a series of public men has ... George Swinburne. No otic knows belter than Mr Kenjon, who is an engineer of the State Rivers and "Water ... 1930 words
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  3. SWINBURNE.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Saturday 2 June 1917 p 4 Article
    ... swrNHBUitra. 'The life of Algomon Swinburne,' by Edmund Goese; MacMilcn & Co., London. —In 1S37, a ... familvof Swinburne a child vutterly unlike anything tbat inig'-it have been expected from tbat j hard ... 1448 words
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  1. Poetry / Francis Thompson, Algernon Swinburne, Lord Byron
    Byron, George Gordon Byron Baron, 1788-1824
    [ Map, Sound : 1983 ]
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  2. Henry F. Halloran survey roughs, Marrickville, 1884-1911
    Halloran, Henry Ferdinand
    [ Map : 1884-1911 ]
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  3. [Brighton-Le-Sands subdivision plans]
    [ Map : 1881-1936 ]
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  1. 'The boy - his relation to industry': George Swinburne on technical education and nation building
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  2. 'The boy: his relationship to industry': George Swinburne on technical education and national building
    Love, Peter; Swinburne University of Technology
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  3. The Hon. George Swinburne, C.E., and his Water Bill
    The advance Australia.
    [ Article : 1905 ]
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  4. Proceedings 1913, August 6th (Congratulations to Mr. George Swinburne)
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1914 ]
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  1. George Swinburne : a biography
    Sugden, F.H
    [ Book : 1931 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  2. Swinburne / by Harold Nicolson
    Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968
    [ Book : 1926-1969 ]
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  3. George Swinburne Lodge, No. 790, 1959
    Swinburne Technical College
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  4. Consecration of the George Swinburne Lodge, 1956
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  1. Ethel Swinburne Centre, 1960 - 1961
    Swinburne Technical College
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  2. Recollections of Gwen Swinburne
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    [ Video : 1982 ]
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  3. The Swinburne Touch : Impressions of the Life and Work of George Swinburne / Written and Directed by Margaret Prior
    Prior, Margaret
    [ Video : 1982 ]
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  4. Recollections : Miss Gwen Swinburne Talks to Maurita Harney
    Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television Department
    [ Video : 1982 ]
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  1. Family tree of George and Ethel (nee Hamer) SWINBURNE
    Family tree of George and Ethel (nee Hamer) SWINBURNE
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    Items related to George Swinburne, the man after whom Swinburne Working Mens' College, Swinburne Technical College and Swinburne University of Technology is named.

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    Created by mmderrick, 127 items.

    Tracking George

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  3. HARDESS, Catherine
    HARDESS, Catherine
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    Catherine Hardess (1889-1970), artist and designer, was born on 18 November 1889 at Flemington, Melbourne, second daughter of George Henry Hardess, schoolteacher, and his wife Ann Emma, née Taylor, bo...

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