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Wade, Leslie Augustus Burton (1864 - 1915)

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Civil engineer
Born: 20 June 1864  Singleton, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 12 January 1915  Double bay, New South Wales.
Leslie Augustus B. Wade was an engineer with the Department of Works in New South Wales. From 1911 he was executive officer and secretary of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Trust and directed the settlement and development of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Career Highlights

1880 - 1890Cadet working on Sydney's ocean outfall sewerage scheme with the Department of Public Works
1890 - 1892Assistant Engineer with the Water Conservation Branch of the Department of Mines and Agriculture
1892 - 1901Assistant Engineer with the Water Conservation Branch of the Works Department
1901 - 1904Principal Engineer at the Water sSupply and Sewerage branch
1904 - 1906Principal Engineer for rivers, water supply and drainage
1906 - 1909Chief Engineer for rivers, water supply and drainage
1909 - 1911Chief Engineer for irrigation and drainage
1911 - 1913Chief Engineer for irrigation
1913 - 1915Commissioner for water conservation and irrigation


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 4 September 2006

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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