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Hugh Hamilton Newall

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Hugh Hamilton Newall (1878-1941)

1941 Obituary [1]

HUGH HAMILTON NEWELL, O.B.E., was born in Belfast on the 29th April, 1878, and died at Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, on the 15th March, 1941.

He was educated first at Erie, Pennsylvania, and later at the Newtown Superior Public School and the Fort Street Model School, Sydney.

In 1894, he entered the Public Works Department, Sydney, as an engineer-cadet, and served as an assistant engineer at various country centres in New South Wales until 1907, when he was placed in charge of the National Works District of Newcastle, N.S.W. He became district engineer at Bathurst in 1912, and at Lismore in 1915, and in 1917 was given charge of a sub-branch of the National and Local Works section of the Public Works Department.

In 1924 he was appointed district engineer at Wollongong, and also manager of the Port Kembla shipping and electricity supply and of the harbour works....[more]

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