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Arthur Herring Weir

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Arthur Herring Weir (1847-1902)

1903 Obituary [1]

. . . . After serving articles to William Shelford and Henry Robinson, he was engaged on various works for those gentlemen.

About the year 1878 he entered the office of J. F. La Trobe Bateman, Past-President, and was engaged in connection with the design and construction of several works in this country and with a scheme for the water-supply of Naples, which city he visited in 1879.

About the year 1883 he was sent by Mr. Bateman to Buenos Aires, where he was employed on the drainage works. He was afterwards engaged on various projects for the Argentine Government and on the Buenos Aires Western Railway, and for a time he practised privately in Buenos Aires.

In 1901 he was appointed Director of the Public Works Department of Bolivia. He did not, however, long perform the duties of that post, dying . . . . [more]

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