Famous Australian Engineers

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 1 John Monash

John Monash.
Famous As: Civil engineer
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.

 2 Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute.
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ealing, Middlesex , England
Died: January 12, 1960

British-Australian novelist Nevil Shute was also an aeronautical engineer and had fought in World War I. Of the 25 books he had penned throughout his lifetime, On the Beach remains one of the most notable. Most of his works reflected his cynicism regarding humanity in a war-ravaged society.

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 3 Ben Chifley

Ben Chifley.
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 22, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 13, 1951

 4 John Bradfield

John Bradfield.
Famous As: Designer of Sydney Harbour Bridge
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.

 5 Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks.
Famous As: Roboticist
Birthdate: December 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 6 Marie Bashir

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

 7 Campbell Newman

Campbell Newman
Famous As: Civil engineer, Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: August 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canberra
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 8 Andrew Tridgell

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

 9 Con Kolivas

Con Kolivas
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Melbourne

 10 Lawrence Hargrave

Lawrence Hargrave.
Famous As: Inventor & Explorer
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.

 11 Derek Abbott

Derek Abbott
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England