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Henry Harvey Dare

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Henry Harvey Dare (1867-1949)

1949 Obituary [1]

HENRY HARVEY DARE was born at Goulburn, New South Wales, on the 25th August, 1867, and died at Sydney on the 20th August, 1949.

He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and the University of Sydney, which awarded him the degree of M.E. (with a gold medal).

In 1888, he was appointed an assistant astronomical observer at the Sydney Observatory, and in the following year entered the Public Works Department, New South Wales, as a draughtsman, where he was engaged in the design of bridges until 1904, after which he was placed in charge of the design of irrigation and drainage works for the whole of the engineering branches of the Department. He also prepared railway- and road-subway schemes for the Royal Commission on Communications in Sydney, and was in charge of the inspection of steel and iron work for the Public Works Department.

In 1911, he was appointed Engineer-in-Chief of Sewerage, and was responsible for the outfall sewer to Long Bay of the Sydney sewerage system; in 1912, he was promoted to Chief Engineer for National Works and Drainage.

In 1913, he was appointed by the newly constituted Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission as Chief Engineer and Deputy to the Commissioner, the late Mr L. A. B. Wade, M.I.C.E.; and after Mr Wade’s death, he served as Acting Commissioner until 1916, when the Commission was reconstituted and he became its Engineering Representative - a position which he held until his retirement in 1934.

He also acted as a consultant for water-storage works in Victoria, in South Australia, and at Auckland, N.Z., and served on expert committees for works carried out by the Metropolitan Water, Sewerage, and Drainage Board of Sydney. He represented New South Wales on the River Murray Commission from its inception in 1917 until 1934.

After retiring from the public service, he acted as Consulting Engineer to the Stanley River Works Board, Queensland, and also in connexion with numerous other important works in Australia and Tasmania....[more]

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