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Professor William Charles Kernot (1845-1909)
brother of Maurice Edwin Kernot
1909 Obituary 
WILLIAM CHARLES KERNOT, M.A., M.C.E., Professor of Engineering in Melbourne University, died at Melbourne on the 14th March, 1909.
Born at Rochford, Essex, in 1845, he was educated at Geelong and Melbourne University, whence he graduated with honours in 1864.
After being engaged on the Geelong and Coliban waterworks he became lecturer on surveying and engineering at the University, and in 1883 was appointed to the chair of Engineering, which he filled up to the time of his death. He also rendered valuable service from time to time to the Victorian and New South Wales Governments on important technical questions.
Professor Kernot was elected a Member of The Institution on the 5th February, 1901.