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William John Cracknell

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William John Cracknell (1832- )

1879 Bio Note [1]

CRACKNELL, WILLIAM JOHN, Superintendent of Telegraphs, Queensland, born in London, December 25, 1832; educated at Oxford; arrived in New Zealand, June 1855; appointed Manager, Ipswich Telegraph Department, March 18, 1861; Superintendent of Telegraphs, Queensland, April 9, 1863; Captain, Torpedo Corps, April 15, 1878; and has made many able reports on inter-colonial telegraph and cable construction.

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  1. 1879 Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time by J. H. Heaton