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Kernot, William Charles (1845 - 1909)

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Born: 16 June 1845  Rochford, Essex, England.  Died: 14 March 1909  Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
William Charle Kernot arrived in Australia in 1851. He studied at the University of Melbourne and worked in the Victorian Department of Mines and Water Supply Office. He was Lecturer in Engineering, University of Melbourne 1868-82 and Professor 1883-1909. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1885-1900.

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Educated University of Melbourne (BA 1865, MA 1866, Certificate of Engineering, MCE). Worked in various government departments and as a part-time lecturer in Engineering 1866-75, expanded his University teaching and engaged in consulting work from 1875. Australia's first Professor of Engineering, University of Melbourne 1883-1909. President, Victorian Institution of Engineers, The Victorian Institute of Surveyors and The Royal Society of Victoria 1885-1900. Commemorated by the Kernot Medal for distinguished engineering achievement in Australia.
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