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Andrew Ross Munro

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Andrew Ross Munro (c1887-c1960)

1961 Obituary [1]

Andrew Ross Munro who became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1918, died recently in Brisbane, Australia, at the age of 73. He was a member of the Australian Advisory Committee for many years and was Queensland representative on the Committee from 1942 to 1950.

Mr Munro received his advanced education at Paisley Technical College during his apprenticeship to Babcock and Wilcox, Renfrew. After working for a time on various aspects of marine engineering in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand, he joined the Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office of the Queensland Government Railways as a draughtsman.

In 1912 he was asked to assist in the design and layout of the engineering laboratories of the new University of Queensland and in 1913 he was appointed a senior demonstrator. He later became the Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and for many years carried the entire responsibility for this subject.

In 1935 the honorary degree of Bachelor of Engineering was conferred on him by the University in recognition of his work.

Mr Munro was a founder member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and was the author of several papers and articles. He was respected and liked by his students and by his many friends and colleagues in Australia.

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