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John Beveridge

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John Beveridge (1856-1908)


1908 Obituary [1]

JOHN BEVERIDGE died in Sydney, New South Wales, on the 1st June, 1908.

Born on the 11th July, 1856, he was a native of Scotland, his parents leaving that country when he was 4 years of age to settle in New Zealand.

In 1875 he was entered as a cadet in the Public Works Department at Wellington, where he served until 1880, when he left the department.

From 1882 to 1888, he occupied the post of Assistant City Surveyor at Auckland, and in the latter year he left New Zealand for New South Wales, where he entered the service of the Metropolitan Board of Water-Supply and Sewerage.

For 3 years he was engaged in the preparation of surveys for reticulation sewers, and was then promoted to the position of District Engineer, which he retained until his death.

Mr. Beveridge held a licence from the Surveyor’s Board of New Zealand, and in 1902 he received his certificate as a Licensed Surveyor for New South Wales.

He was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 4th December, 1888.


1911 Obituary [2]

JOHN BEVERIDGE, born on the 11th July, 1856, at Auckland, New Zealand, died at Sydney on the 8th May, 1908.

After serving as a cadet in the Public Works Department, he practised for some time as a licensed Surveyor and was subsequently appointed assistant City Engineer of Auckland.

In 1890 he joined the staff of the Sydney Board of Water Supply and Sewerage, and at the time of his death held the position of District Engineer for Sewerage Construction.

He was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 4th December, 1888.


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