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David, Charles St John (1855? - 1924)

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Civil engineer
Born: 1855?  Chepstow, Monmouthshire, England.  Died: 17 July 1924  Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia.
Charles St John David was the city surveyor for Launceston, Tasmania for many years from 1892. He oversaw the construction of many public works including a municipal electricity generator which was Australiaís first hydro-electric system, a tramcar service, the East Launceston sewerage system, the Alexandra Suspension Bridge and Carr Villa cemetery. David also consulted the Tasmanian Agricultural & Pastoral Society on the construction of Elphin Showground and the Tasmanian Turf Club on alterations to Mowbray Racecourse and was the Northern Tasmanian Fisheries Associationís honorary consulting engineer. Charles David was a Fellow of the Queensland Institute of Architects and committee member of the Launceston Mechanics' Institute and Public Library and of the Launceston Technical School. He died of pneumonia while on holiday in New South Wales.

Career Highlights

1880Arrived in Australia (Moreton Bay, Queensland) on board Ramsay
c. 1880 - c. 1883Railway construction worker in Queensland
1884 - 1892Partner in the firm Brown & David Civil Engineers
1892 - City Surveyor in Launceston, Tasmania
1902Carr Villa cemetery construction commenced
1904Construction of the Alexandra Suspension Bridge in Launceston completed
1907 - 1922Committee member of Launceston Technical School


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Annette Alafaci
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 26 May 2005

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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