Famous Australian Engineers

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John Monash
(Civil engineer)
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Birthdate: June 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: October 8, 1931

John Monash was an Australian military commander during World War I. He played a major role in the Gallipoli campaign, which took place from February 1915 to January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula. John Monash is widely regarded as the most popular commander in Australian history and one of the most prominent allied generals of World War I.

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Owsley Stanley
(Audio Engineer and Key Figure in the San Francisco Bay Area 'Hippie Movement' During the 1960s)
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Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Died: March 12, 2011

Owsley Stanley was an American clandestine chemist and audio engineer. During the 1960s Stanley played an important role in the Bay Area hippie movement and the counterculture of the decade. As the sound engineer of the Grateful Dead, Stanley developed the band's famous Wall of Sound, one of the largest transportable public address systems ever built.

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John Bradfield
(Designer of Sydney Harbour Bridge)
John Bradfield
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Birthdate: December 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland
Died: September 23, 1943

John Bradfield was an Australian engineer remembered for envisioning the Sydney Harbour Bridge; he oversaw the design and the construction of the bridge, which is now considered a major landmark in Sydney. He was also associated with many other notable projects, such as the Cataract Dam, Brisbane's Story Bridge, and Burrinjuck Dam. He received many prestigious awards during his lifetime.

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Campbell Newman
(Civil engineer, Engineer, Politician)
Campbell Newman
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Birthdate: August 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canberra

Liberal National Party leader and former Premier of Queensland Campbell Newman was born into a family of politicians and senators from Tasmania. After serving the Australian Army for 13 years, he bagged civil engineering and MBA degrees. As the mayor of Brisbane, he was named the world’s fifth-best mayor.

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Marie Bashir
(Engineer, Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher)
Marie Bashir
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Birthdate: December 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Narrandera

Marie Bashir created history when she became the first female governor of New South Wales. A doctor, too, she was initially associated with children’s hospitals and later focused on psychiatry. She also worked for the mentally ill and homeless people from the Aboriginal community of Australia.

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Andrew Tridgell
(Engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist)
Andrew Tridgell
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Birthdate: February 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney

Australian programmer Andrew Tridgell is best known for developing the compression program software Rzip. He also co-invented the rsync algorithm and has contributed to the Samba file server. A doctorate degree holder from the Australian National University, he had initially also worked on speech recognition.

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Bob Christo
(Australian-Indian civil engineer and actor in Hindi films)
Bob Christo
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Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: March 20, 2011
Con Kolivas
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Birthplace: Melbourne

Initially an anaesthetist, Con Kolivas has now made a name for himself in the computer programming domain. The Australian programmer is best known for introducing fair scheduling, which led to the development of the Completely Fair Scheduler, replacing the earlier O(1) scheduler. He also introduced CGMiner, to mine cryptocurrencies.

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Lawrence Hargrave
(Inventor & Explorer)
Lawrence Hargrave
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Birthdate: January 29, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Greenwich
Died: July 14, 1915
Australian aeronautical engineer Lawrence Hargrave is best remembered for inventing the box kite, or the cellular kite. He went on several expeditions at sea before devoting himself to aeronautics. His initial monoplane models were built after detailed research on the flight of insects and birds.
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Derek Abbott
(Physicist)
Derek Abbott
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Birthdate: May 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England

British-Australian physicist and engineer Derek Abbott also teaches at the University of Adelaide. He has been associated with many scientific journals and has also been featured in publications such as The New York Times. Abbott also worked on the baffling Somerton Man case, which remains unsolved to this day.