Baragwanath, William (1878-1966)

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Baragwanath, William
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Surveyor; Geologist; Public Servant
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William Baragwanath (1878-1966), surveyor, geologist and public servant, was born on 1 August 1878 at Durham Lead near Ballarat, Victoria, son of William Baragwanath, Cornish-born surveyor, and his wife...

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William Baragwanath joined the Victorian Department of Mines in 1897 and was Chief Mining Surveyor 1924-1943. He accumulated much of the data on the La Trobe Valley brown-coal region, used later by the State Electricity Commission to establish the Yallourn open-cut mine and power-house.

Born Ballarat, Victoria, 1 August 1878. Died Prahran, Victoria, 20 September 1966. OBE 1952. Educated Ballarat School of Mines (geology certificate 1911). Articled land and mining surveyor, assisting with topographic and underground surveys at Maldon, Daylesford and Ballarat 1894-97; Department of Mines 1897-1922, studying part time to pass the land surveyor's and mining surveyor's examinations 1902-03; director of the geological survey 1922-24; chief mining surveyor 1924-32; secretary for mines 1932-34; chief mining surveyor 1934-43; consultant to the Department of Mines 1943-50. President, Royal Society of Victoria 1943-44, councillor of the Ballarat School of Mines 1916-50.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Baragwanath, William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Baragwanath, William (1878-1966), surveyor, geologist and public servant
    Talent, John A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 167-168
  3. Edwin Sherbon Hills, 1906-1986
    Hill, Dorothy
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 1, 79-95

Resources by William Baragwanath (31)

  1. The Ballarat gold-field / by W. Baragwanath
    Baragwanath, William
    [ Book : 1923-1932 ]
    At 10 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,839.164)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,839.164)

  2. [DME Victoria] [Lakes Entrance : Mr. W. Baragwanath, Professor E. W. Skeats and Dr. Lees on route to the lakes]
    Baragwanath, William
    [ Photograph, Government publication : 1935 ]
    At PIRVic
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,286.688)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,286.688)

  3. Geological and topographical map of Walhalla district / surveyed by W. Baragwanath, Junr, under the supervision of E.J. Dunn
    Baragwanath, William
    [ Government publication, Map : 1909 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,821.426)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,821.426)

  4. Aberfeldy district, Gippsland : with [bibl. and] maps and ... app. on petrology by D.J. Mahony
    Baragwanath, William
    [ Book : 1925 ]
    At Geoscience Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,570.816)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,570.816)

  5. Geological map of Victoria
    Victoria. Department of Mines
    [ Map : 1932 ]
    View online
    At State Library VIC
    Geological map of Victoria
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,570.586)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,570.586)

  6. Geology of the brown coals of Victoria / by D. E. Thomas ; W. Baragwanath
    Thomas, D. E. (David Evan), 1902-1978
    [ Book, Government publication : 1949 ]
    At FedUni
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27,687.707)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27,687.707)

  7. Some Daylesford mines / by H.S. Whitelaw and W. Baragwanath
    Whitelaw, H. S. (Herbert Stanley)
    [ Book, Government publication : 1914 ]
    View online
    At 7 libraries
    Some Daylesford mines / by H.S. Whitelaw and W. Baragwanath
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24,927.998)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24,927.998)

  8. The Pearl and Hercules and Energetic mines, Bendigo : with plans and sections / by W. Baragwanath
    Baragwanath, William
    [ Book, Government publication : 1914 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23,138.074)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23,138.074)

  9. The long tunnel and adjacent mines, Walhalla / by W. Baragwanath
    Baragwanath, William
    [ Book, Government publication : 1918 ]
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22,876.562)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22,876.562)

  10. The Jubilee mines, Scarsdale / by W. Baragwanath
    Baragwanath, William
    [ Book, Government publication : 1914 ]
    At 9 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22,867.393)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22,867.393)

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  1. MINES SECRETARY Mr Baragwanath Chosen
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Monday 12 September 1932 p 1 Article
    ... MINES SECRETARY Mr Bavagwanath Chosen At a meeting of the Stale Cabinet tills afternoon Mr William ... is to be separated from the Public Works Department, and Mr Baragwanath will be granted the status ... 84 words
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  2. MINES DEPARTMENT. MR. BARAGWANATH SECRETARY. Cabinet Appointment.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 13 September 1932 p 6 Article
    ... MINES DEPARTMENT. MR. BARAGWANATH SECRETARY. Cabinet Appointment. In the reorganisation of the ... Mines of Mr. W. Baragwanath, who will   continue to fulfil his present duties as director of ... 191 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,811.83)

  3. THE BERRINGA GOLDFIELD. MR BARAGWANATH'S SURVEY.
    The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Monday 13 May 1907 p 1 Article
    ... highest average to have been 11 dwt per ten in 1880, and the lowest 2 dwt 2 gr lu 1878. i The. saddle ... Despemudum. Thiev <-ank a shaft to 96 feet in 1878, and then went down tc 192 ft next year. The a took out ... 2456 words
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  1. [DME Victoria] [Lakes Entrance : Mr ...
    Baragwanath, Wi ...
    [ Photograph, Government publication : 1935 ]
  1. Royal Society of Victoria (1859-)
    ... Baragwanath, William (1878 - 1966) ... Young, William John (1878 - 1942) ...
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19.088)

  2. Kincaid-Smith, Priscilla (1926-)
    Medical Scientist; Medical scientist
    ... Career position - Resident positions in Medicine and Surgery, and Registrar in Medicine at Baragwanath ... of Medicine at the University of Melbourne 1961 1966 Career position - Senior Research Fellow at ...
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12.031)

  1. Examination No. V675. FOR APPOINTMENT AS JUNIOR POSTAL OFFICER, MELBOURNE, FOURTH DIVISION, POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. (Commonwealth Gazette, No. 37, dated llth June, 1953.) ...
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 23 June 1955 [Issue No.29] p 1946

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... , John Alan Thompson, Robert James Moncrieff, Brian Mayo, Kevin Joseph Smith, Colin Edward Baragwanath ... Anthony . . Tinetti, Dale Ronald Gilligan, James William .. Dunt, Frank Focock, Geoffrey Douglas .. Beale ... 193 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.586)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.586)

  2. APPOINTMENT OF STATE COMMITTEES.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 13 December 1945 [Issue No.240] p 2685

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... .Sc., Ph.D.; Victoria—William Baragwanath, Esq.; Tasmania—William Eustace Maclean, Esq., M.Inst.C.E., M ... Gibson, Esq., M.E., M.Inst. C.E., M.I.E.Aust.. John Griffith Peake, Esq., Professor William John Dakin. D ... 278 words
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  3. APPOINTMENT OF STATE COMMITTEES.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 28 January 1943 [Issue No.21] p 357

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... South Wales—Robert Jackson Noble, Esq., B.Sc. (Agr.), M.Sc., Ph.D. Victoria—William Baragwanath, Esq ... -Hay, Esq., M.C., B.Sc. (Agric.). Tasmania—William Eustace Maclean, Esq. (b) Appointed under Regvlation 3 (4 ... 294 words
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  1. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Victoria No 14: The Ballarat Goldfield, 1923
    William Baragwanath
    [ Book ]
    At FedUni
    Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Victoria No 14: The Ballarat Goldfield, 1923
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 412.472)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 412.472)

  2. The Daylesford Goldfield, 1923
    William Baragwanath
    [ Book ]
    At FedUni
    The Daylesford Goldfield, 1923
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 181.901)

  3. Shell sand in the Warrnambool district / by D.J. Mahony. Pyrenees Proprietary mine, Redbank / by W. Baragwanath
    Mahony, D. J
    [ Book, Government publication : 1914 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 158.803)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 158.803)

  4. Manual of Mining Tools, 1871
    William Morgans
    [ Book ]
    At FedUni
    Manual of Mining Tools, 1871
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 130.616)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 130.616)

  1. An investigation into puerperal psychoses in black women admitted to Baragwanath Hospital
    Allwood, Clifford William; Berk, Michael; Bodemer, Wilhelm
    [ Article : 2000 ]
    At Deakin Uni Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 275.474)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 275.474)

  2. HIV-attributable causes of death in the medical ward at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa
    Black, A; Sitas, F; Chibrawara, T; Gill, Z; Kubanje, M; Williams, B
    [ Article : 2019 ]
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    At UNSW Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222.569)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 222.569)

  3. Summary convictions : return to an address of the Legislative Assembly ... ..
    Victoria. Attorney-General's Dept
    [ Government publication, Periodical : 1856 ]
    At 2 libraries
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    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.086)

  4. Predominance of heart failure in the heart of Soweto study cohort: Emerging challenges for urban African communities
    Stewart, Simon; Wilkinson, David; Craig Hansen; Vaghela, Vinesh; Mvungi, Robert; McMurray, John; Sliwa, Karen; J. Loscalzo
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.031)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.031)

  1. Catherine Chappell and dancers : mixed ability dance / producer, Bryan Williams ; director, Shirley Horrocks
    Point of View Productions (Auckland, N.Z.)
    [ Video : 1998 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59.572)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59.572)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on William Baragwanath, geologist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 565.435)

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  2. Records Relating to Brown Coal Research (including Personal Papers of George Baragwanath)
    State Electricity Commission of Victoria (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners)
    [ Unpublished : 1854-1986 ]
    At PROV
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  3. Ballarat School of Mines Prospectus A: Science and Engineering, 1935
    [ Published, Book ]
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  1. Contour plan of the Walhalla gold-field / geologically and topographically surveyed by V.R. Stirling and W. Baragwanath Jr., under the supervision of H. Herman
    Victoria. Dept. of Mines
    [ Government publication, Map : 1900 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31.875)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31.875)

  2. New Cornish Mines Limt'd., Daylesford / W. Baragwanath, Dec. 1910
    Geological Survey of Victoria
    [ Government publication, Map : 1910 ]
    At State Library VIC
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