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Alexander Wyllie

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Alexander Wyllie (c1870-1925)

1926 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER WYLLIE died on the 5th June, 1925, at the age of 55.

He was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and came to England to receive his technical education.

His first appointment was as borough electrical engineer of Walsall, and in 1907 he resigned that position to go to Auckland, New Zealand, as the city electrical engineer. The first section of the plant was installed in 1908, and when further additions were planned in 1920 Mr. Wyllie re-visited this country, where he purchased most of the necessary machinery.

In 1922, when the control of the city electric supply was vested in the newly-constituted Auckland Power Board, he was appointed general manager.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1905.

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