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Christian Kussmaul

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Christian Kussmaul (1851-1916)

1916 Obituary [1]

CHRISTIAN KUSSMAUL, born on the 9th January, 1851, died at Melbourne, Australia, on the 30th July, 1916.

After gaining experience on railways in Germany, he went out to Australia in 1886 and joined the staff of the Victorian Railways.

In 1891 he entered the service of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, and subsequently was promoted to be Designing Engineer, latterly acting as deputy to the Engineer-in-Chief. He took a large part in the design of the Melbourne sewerage system, retiring in 1915.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 6th December, 1898, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 24th February, 1903.

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