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Biographical entry Higgins, George (1856 - 1943)

Born
31 March 1856
Ireland
Died
21 August 1943
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

George Higgins, MCE, MInstCE, was Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He was a graduate of the University of Melbourne, and later returned as a Lecturer in Surveying, Civil Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering, 1907-1910 and in Civil Engineering 1911-1921.

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1888
Education - Master of Civil Engineering (MCE), University of Melbourne
4 December 1888
Career event - Associate Member (AssocMInstCE), Institution of Civil Engineers, London
28 January 1895
Career event - Member (MInstCE), Institution of Civil Engineers, London
1914 - 1943
Career position - Chairman, Sludge Abatement Board, Victoria
1943
Life event - Buried, Cheltenham Cemetery, Victoria

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • George Higgins - Records, 1875 - 1878; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Higgins, George, 'Coal tests for Melbourne City Council (Paper & Discussion)', Various Papers and Discussions of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. II 1892-1899 (1900). http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24238. Details
  • Higgins, George, 'Notes on the theory of centrifugal pumps (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. III (1903), 74-85, 43-47. http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24278. Details
  • Higgins, George, 'Dredging machinery (Exhibit)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. III (1903), 37-45. http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24274. Details
  • Higgins, George, 'Centrifugal pumps: notes on some experiments with centrifugal pumps performed by M. Rateau (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. IV (1905), 51-59. http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24293. Details

Resources

McCarthy, G.J.