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Charles Augustus Goodchap

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Charles Augustus Goodchapn (1837- )

1879 Bio Note [1]

GOODCHAP, CHARLES AUGUSTUS, Commissioner for Railways, New South Wales, born in Kent, England, April 2, 1837, was educated at the Grammar School, Huntingdon.

He came out to New South Wales in 1853, and was at once appointed to a clerkship in the Colonial Secretary's Office. In 1856 he was transferred to the newly formed department of Lands and Works, and in 1859, when this was divided into two, he was placed in the new department of Public Works.

In 1870 he was appointed Chief Clerk for Railways, and in 1875 was promoted to be Secretary for Railways.

In 1878 he received the appointment of Commissioner for Railways.

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Sources of Information

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