G. J. Dawbarn

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Invoice relating to the survey of the Elsie Mine, Steiglitz, 1897. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 4826)

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History

Gilbert Joseph Dawbarn lectured in Surveying, Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1896.[1]

He died on died 26 January 1948 in South Australia. [2]


Legacy

Obituary

Mr. Gilbert J. Dawbarn, of Foster street, South Parkside, who died in hospital recently, was born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in 1859. He obtained sis degree in science and diploma in engineering at Glasgow University and came to Australia 5O years ago, and after occupying a number of engineering posts was appointed professor of engineering at the Ballarat School of Mines, which be held for 12 years. In 1907 he was appointed staff engineer of the Wallaroo and Moonta Mining & Smelting Company, a position he occupied until his retirement in 1920. He was twice married and has left three children — Mrs. E. R Davles, of Yellowie, Hallett; Miss M. C. Dawbarn, of Foster street, South Parkside; and Mr R. B. Dawbarn, of Melbourne.[3]

See also

Ballarat School of Mines

Elsie Mine

Ballarat Amateur Photographic Association

Ballarat Photographic Club

Notes


The annual exhibition of the Ballarat Amateur Photographic Club was opened at the School of Mines on September 17th, 1896 by the secretary (Professor Dawbarn). The presence of a large gathering was attributed to the energy and attention devoted to the interests of the club by him, as he was reported to be capable and popular as secretary. A feature of the exhibits was the collection of X rays radiographs taken at the School of Mines, and “the praxinoscope”. During the evening Mr Huey Steele and Prof. Dawbarn gave a demonstration of the Rontgen process, and showed some fine lantern slides. [4] As secretary, he issued the prospectus for the annual exhibition of the Ballarat Photographic Club, which was held on the 17th and 18th of September that year.[5]

Dawbarn resigned as secretary from The Ballarat Photographic Club and was replaced by Mr F. J. Martell on Wednesday October 28th, 1896.[6] Dawbarn was in the chair for the ordinary meeting on Wednesday March 30th 1898 [7] and was on the committee in July 1898. [8]

On February 4th, 1898, Dawbarn was awarded second place for Special processes at The annual exhibition of the Ballarat Amateur Photographic Club. [9]


Dawbarn won an award for Special processes at the annual exhibition of the Ballarat Amateur Photographic Club on Thursday February 3rd, 1898 [10] He chaired the ordinary meeting of the Ballarat Photographic club on Thursday 31 Mar 1898 [11] and was on the commitee Friday, July 1st 1898. [12]


--PMDonovan 12:41, 16 September 2016 (AEST)

References

  1. Ballarat School of Mines Calendar, 1896.
  2. Advertiser, South Australia, 01 March 1948.
  3. Advertiser, South Australia, 01 March 1948.
  4. BALLARAT AMATEUR PHOTO-GRAPHIC CLUB. (1896, September 18). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 3. Retrieved September 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207492723
  5. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) 28 July 1896: 2. Web. 16 Sep 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207489835>.
  6. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) 31 October 1896: 2. Web. 16 Sep 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207495082>.
  7. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) 31 March 1898: 2. Web. 16 Sep 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215792186>.
  8. BALLARAT PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB (1898, July 1). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 4. Retrieved September 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215226346
  9. BALLARAT AMATEUR PHOTO-GRAPHIC CLUB. (1898, February 4). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 4. Retrieved October 7, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215789253
  10. BALLARAT AMATEUR PHOTO-GRAPHIC CLUB. (1898, February 4). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 4. Retrieved September 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215789253
  11. (1898, March 31). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 2. Retrieved October 7, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215792186
  12. BALLARAT PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB (1898, July 1). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 4. Retrieved October 7, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215226346

Further Reading

External links


--Clare K.Gervasoni 18:25, 4 January 2015 (EST) --PMDonovan 13:20, 16 September 2016 (AEST)

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