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Charles Edward Nicholas

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Charles Edward Nicholas (1844-1912)

1912 Obituary [1]

CHARLES EDWARD NICHOLAS, born on the 3rd May, 1844, died in New South Wales, as the result of an accident, on the 16th January, 1912.

Trained under the late Mr. A. Bassett in this country, he was afterwards engaged for 10 years on railway work in India.

In 1878 he went to Australia, where he was employed on surveys and railway construction in New South Wales.

In 1891 he was appointed Divisional Engineer under the Railway Commissioners, and retained this position until September, 1911.

Mr. Nicholas was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 4th March, 1873, was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 2nd March, 1880.

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