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Robert Rowan Purdon Hickson

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Robert Rowan Purdon Hickson (1842- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., I.S.O., J.P. for N.S.W. and S. Aust., Cons. Engr.; b. 1842; s. of Rev. George Hickson. Ed. St. Colomba College, Ireland. App. with late J. Barton, M.Inst.C.E.; Charge of Carlingford Harbour Works, Ireland, and L.N.W. Railway Mar. Station, Greenore; Charge of Barrow-in-Furness Harbour Works, 1870-75; Engr.-in-Chief, Harbours and Jetties, South Australia, 1875; Acting Engr.-in-Chief, Harbours and Rivers, Commissioner, N.S.W.; Engr.-in-Chief, Roads, Bridges and Sewerage and' Public Works, N.S.W.; on the passing of the Sydney Harbour Trust Act, 1900, was appointed Pres. of Board; now practising as Cons. Engr., and, amongst other works, has carried out extensive Harbour Improvements for the Fijian Government at Suva. Club: Australian. Address: Belcoo, Lindfield, N.S.W.

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