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George Ward Wright

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George Ward Wright (1868-1931)

1932 Obituary [1]

GEORGE WARD WRIGHT, who died on 11th October 1931 at his home in New South Wales, was born at Liverpool in 1868.

He commenced his apprenticeship with Messrs. Kitson and Company, and attended the Yorkshire College. He then went abroad and finished his apprenticeship with the Mort's Dock and Engineering Company of Sydney. He was later successively engaged as draughtsman to the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, Sydney, assistant engineer to the Tasmania Gold Mining Company, and chief mechanical engineer to the Mount Lyell Company, Queenstown, Tasmania, where he was responsible for the design and installation of the 10,000 h.p. hydro-electric scheme at Lake Margaret.

Subsequently he was resident engineer and manager of the National Portland Cement Company, Maria Island, Tasmania, and for over a year held a responsible position with the London and Rhodesian Gold Mining Company in Rhodesia.

Returning to Australia, Mr. Wright became a partner in the firm of Messrs. Macnicol, Wright and Company, industrial engineers of Sydney.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1909, and was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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