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Frank James Appleby

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Frank James Appleby (1861-1901)

Son of Charles James Appleby

1902 Obituary [1]

FRANK JAMES APPLEBT, second son of Mr. C. J. Appleby, was born in London on the 4th September, 1862, and received his general education in England and Germany, and finally at King’s College, London, more especially in the branches relating to applied science and civil engineering.

He was articled to his father in 1880, and had the usual training in the constructional and commercial departments of his father’s works.

In 1884, with the approval of the late Sir John Fowler, Past-President, the consulting engineer to the Government of New South Wales, he was appointed to take charge of the delivery and erection of the pumping machinery for the water-supply of Albury, Bathurst, Wagga-Wagga, and Gouldburn, New South Wales, in the construction of which he had been engaged in his father’s works.

When these pumping stations were in successful operation, he decided to settle in Sydney and practise on his own account, but he subsequently spent several years in India, Canada, and in the Australian Colonies, visiting this country only at intervals, on matters connected with family or business affairs.

He finally returned to Sydney, New South Wales, in 1900, where he resided until his death on the 11th September, 1901.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 2nd December, 1890.

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