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Herbert Stephen Goldsmith

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Herbert Stephen Goldsmith (c1884-1856)


1956 Obituary [1]

Herbert Stephen Goldsmith received his primary education in Maryborough, Brisbane, New South Wales, and then attended the Brisbane Grammar School.

He commenced his engineering apprenticeship at Walkers, Ltd., Maryborough, and was then engaged by the Rockhampton Harbour Board on hydrographic surveying, after which he joined the service of the New South Wales Government as a Draughtsman at Cockatoo Island. He was then engaged as Officer-in-charge of the construction of the State Government Dockyard at Walsh Island, Newcastle. When it had been completed he became Principal Designing Engineer at the Dockyard.

In 1921 Mr. Goldsmith was appointed General Manager of Walkers, Ltd., Maryborough, a position which he retained until he retired in 1952. He continued as a Director of the company after his retirement.

Mr. Goldsmith, who died on 12th June 1956 at the age of 72, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1919, and transferred to Member in 1926. He was appointed to act on the Australian Advisory Committee of the Institution in January 1937 and continued to serve on this Committee until his death.


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