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Brown, Sidney George

Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1948 AD
Nationality: American
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1873 – He was born on the 29th of April at Norwich, England.

1896 – He was as an assistant engineer by the Western Australian railways.

1906 – He published three important works on the physical characteristics and economic uses of Australian hardwoods.

1907 – He moved to Sydney as consulting engineer to Allen Taylor & Co. Ltd, timber merchants, at a salary of £550 and the right of private practice.

         – Julius was president of the Engineering Association of New South Wales for three terms.

1913 – He invented the racecourse totalizator; it was first used at Auckland, New Zealand.

1914 – Julius was joined in partnership by William Poole.

1917 – He was President of the Electrical Association of Australia.

1919 – A founder of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, he was on the preliminary committee.

1927 – He was awarded the (Sir) Peter Nicol Russell memorial medal.

1929 – He was Knighted, Julius was a member of the Commonwealth Board of Trade.

1932 – He was president of the Rotary Club of Sydney.

1936 – Julius was appointed chairman of the important Commonwealth Committee on Secondary Industries Testing and Research.

1939 – He was awarded the Kernot medal, also a D.Sc by the University of New Zealand.

1946 – Julius died of coronary vascular disease and cancer at his Killara home on the 28th of June and was cremated.