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Walter Hussey German

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Walter Hussey German (1858-1918)

1919 Obituary [1]

WALTER HUSSEY GERMAN was born at Derby in November 1858.

He was educated at Derby Grammar School, and received his engineering training at Messrs. G. Fletcher and Co., of that city.

In 1879 he went to Australia, and joined the Colonial Sugar Refining Co., Sydney, as engineering draughtsman in February 1880, and subsequently rose to be engineer-in-chief of the large engineering works which the Sugar Company constructed in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.

For many years he was closely identified with the Engineering Association of New South Wales, of which he became President. Recently he was connected with the Iron Trades Employers Association as a Member of its Council, and when the Munitions Committee was formed in New South Wales, he became one of the three members of its executive.

From 1884 to 1908 he lived at Manly, near Sydney, where he was closely associated with every public movement; and during his term of service as Alderman and Mayor, he was one of the chief forces in obtaining the establishment of the present water and sewerage systems in that suburb.

His death took place on 22nd July 1918, in his sixtieth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1896.

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