PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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GRIFFITHS, John Alfred
Born London, England, 26 January 1848; died Brisbane 30 March 1933. Education Royal School of Mines 1865-68 (Associate R.S.M. 1873) and Owens College Manchester (Whitworth Scholar 1870). Civil engineering, Gregson, Brown & Son, Middleton, U.K., 1868-71; London & N.W. Railways 1872; Western Australian Railways 1873-74; Toowoomba Foundry, Queensland, 1874-76; Queensland Railways 1876-78; Western Australian Railways 1878-79. Assistant lecturer in engineering at Owens College Manchester 1880; B.Sc., Owens College, 1882. Engineer, Waste Water Meter Co., Liverpool, U.K., 1881-85. Cycle manufacturer, Coventry, U.K., 1885-87. Assistant engineer Normanton-Croydon Railway, Queensland, 1887-91. Engineer, Charters Towers, Queensland, 1892-93; Electricity Department, Penrith, N.S.W., 1894-95; Hydraulic Survey, Queensland, 1895-1900. Examiner of patents, Queensland, 1900-04; Commonwealth Patent Office, 1904-?
- On a new velocity recorder and its application to anemometry and other purposes. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings., 28 (1894), 281-288.
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