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George Phipps Williams

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George Phipps Williams (1847-1909)


1909 Obituary [1]

GEORGE PHIPPS WILLIAMS, B.A., born in London in 1847, died on the 18th May, 1909, at Christchurch, New Zealand, where he had passed the greater part of his life.

He went out to that colony in 1869, having obtained his practical training under the late Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Past-President, and secured employment under the colonial government on the public works then being undertaken in various parts of the country. Later, whilst still acting as consulting engineer to the Government, he took up private practice at Canterbury, and was responsible for a water-supply system at Waimakariri, tramways at Westport, and other works.

Mr. Williams was elected a Member of The Institution on the 4th March, 1879.


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