Brown, Sidney George
Born: Apr 29, 1873 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 75 years of age.
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.
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