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SCOULAR, Spencer Gray, (1896 - 1950)

Spencer Scoular

S. G. Scoular, 1950-51. Past Presidents Album 1914-1966. IPENZ

Mr Scoular was born 8th January 1896, he was educated at Otago Boys' High School, Otago University and Canterbury University College, his undergraduateship at the latter institution preparatory to taking his BE degree, being interrupted by military service in the first World War. He was twice mentioned in despatches and retained his interest in military affairs, commanding the territorial artillery forces in Area XI for many years and undertaking a number of duties in the earlier part of the 1939-45 war.

His engineering career was with the Dunedin City Corporation throughout and he became City Engineer in 1939. One of the works for which he was primarily responsible was the design of the Waipori hydro-electric dam. He had many interests apart from his profession and held high office in the local and national Returned Services Associations.

At the time of his death on 22nd October, 1950, he was President of the Institution and he had been continually ill since his return from representing the Institution at the Conference of Representatives of Commonwealth Engineering Institutions, held in Johannesburg in April 1950.


This biography is from the Proceedings of NZIE, 1951, Vol. XXXVII, p 453.

Refer also to:

  • Obituary, New Zealand Engineering, November 1950, p 1034