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Kernot, William Charles (1845 - 1909)

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Born: 16 June 1845  England.  Died: 14 March 1909.

Kernot arrived in Australia in 1851. He studied at the University of Melbourne and worked in the Victorian Department of Mines and Water Supply Office. He was Lecturer in Engineering, University of Melbourne 1868-82 and Professor 1883-1909. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1885-1900.

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Educated University of Melbourne (BA 1865, MA 1866, Certificate of Engineering, MCE). Worked in various government departments and as a part-time lecturer in Engineering 1866-75, expanded his University teaching and engaged in consulting work from 1875. Australia's first Professor of Engineering, University of Melbourne 1883-1909. President, Victorian Institution of Engineers, The Victorian Institute of Surveyors and The Royal Society of Victoria 1885-1900. Commemorated by the Kernot Medal for distinguished engineering achievement in Australia.

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Carolyn Rasmussen & Rachel Tropea
Created: 4 September 2001
Modified: 25 March 2003

Published by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, October 2001
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: http://www.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/about/inquiries.html#comment
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 16 November 2009

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