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John Gibson

John Gibson

John Gibson graduated from UNSW with a Science degree, and later went on to study Metallurgy. In 1973 he took a position as lecturer at Sydney Teachers College. The College was later amalgamated with Sydney University where he held positions of Senior Lecturer and Head of Department within the Faculty of Education and taught engineering studies and materials science to prospective technology teachers. In 1989 he graduated with a Masters Degree in historical archaeology from Sydney University.

John has been involved in a number of conservation studies in the mining areas of Lucknow, Gulgong, and Prospect (Boral), and industrial sites such as Goodyear (Camelia) and Hartley. He joined the Engineering Heritage Committee of Engineers Australia in 2001 and was secretary in 2002/3.

Paper: Remnants of Early Hydraulic Power Systems

Abstract: This paper briefly outlines the development of water hydraulic power systems and devices during the nineteenth century and then describes a range of extant system elements from Australia and New Zealand. The significance of this early motive power technology is underlined by the many end-use applications that evolved and further work in identifying, recording and where practicable, conserving extant remnants is advocated.

Sir Neil Cossons
Paul Davies
David Dolan
Wayne Johnson
Euan McQueen
Robert McWilliam
Duncan Waterson
David Beauchamp
Trevor Butler
Matthew Churchward
Andrew Cleland
Rachael Egerton
John Fitzmaurice
Don Fraser
John Gibson
Owen Graham
David Hamilton
Bill Harvey
Peter Holmes
Kevin Jones
Paul Mahoney
Tom Williamson
Peter Lowe
Peter Marquis-Kyle
Gavin McLean
Rob Merrifield
Owen Peake
Miles Pierce
John Porter
Nigel Ridgway
Tony Silke
Jim Staton
Richard Venus
Ian Walsh
Daniel Woo
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