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Oswald Haes

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Oswald Haes (c1865-1909)

1910 Obituary [1]

OSWALD HAES died on October 25, 1909, at the age of 44.

He went to Australia in 1890 as the representative of the Brush Electrical Engineering Company.

In 1896 he became responsible for the installation of electric lighting on the steamship Airlie, and in 1899 negotiated the purchase of the existing undertakings by the Melbourne Electric Supply Company and the Melbourne City Council.

He was the author of a paper before the Electrical Association of New South Wales on "Economy in Electric Supply Stations." He also installed the new lighting system at Sydney.

He was founder of the New South Wales Electrical Association, of which he was President for some time.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1886, and was transferred to full membership in 1890.

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