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Julius, George Alfred (1873 - 1946)

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Engineer and Inventor
Born: 29 April 1873  Norwich, Norfolk, England.  Died: 28 June 1946  Killara, New South Wales, Australia.
(Sir) George Alfred Julius, a consulting engineer with the firm Julius, Poole & Gibson and the inventor of the racecourse totalizator, was the Chairman of CSIR 1926-45. He was also a founder of the Institution of Engineers, Australia in 1919 and a council member 1919-40.

Career Highlights
Born Norwich, England, 29 April 1873. Died 28 June 1946. Kt Cr 1929. Educated Canterbury College, New Zealand (BSc (mechanical engineering) 1896). Assistant engineer, Western Australian railways 1896-1907, consulting engineer, Allen Taylor & Co. Ltd 1907-14, partnership with William Poole from 1914 and A.J. Gibson from 1922 until his death. First Chairman, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 1926-45. Chairman, Commonwealth Committee on Secondary Industries Testing and Research 1936-37. President, Engineering Association of New South Wales 1910-13, President, Electrical Association of Australia 1917-18, founder, Institution of Engineers, Australia 1919, president 1925, chairman, Standards Association 1926, president, Australian National Research Council 1932-37, president, Rotary Club of Sydney 1932. Peter Nicol Russell memorial medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia 1927, Kernot medal 1939. Portrait by Norman Carter held by CSIRO Melbourne.
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