Deposit N315 - Herbert William Burkitt Collection

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Herbert William Burkitt Collection


  • 1957 - 1958 (Creation)

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0.1 m

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(c. 1890 - 1959)

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Burkitt worked as a fitter and turner for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co before joining the Australian Imperial Force in 1916 and serving in Egypt and France. After the war ended he returned to the Colonial Sugar Refining Co at Pyrmont. He later moved to the company's drawing office at O'Connell Street, Sydney where he became Chief Refinery Design Engineer. He retired from this position in 1953 and was later employed by MacDonald Wagner & Biddle as an engineer overseeing bulk grain storage and shipment at Newcastle and Geelong. He spent time in Hawaii observing bulk sugar handling. He was employed as site engineer and then manager of the first Australian bulk sugar terminal in Mackay from 1957 until 1959 when he retired. Burkitt died later that year.

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Slides and film of Mackay Bulk Sugar Terminals, flood at Mackay, and bulk sugar terminals in Hawaii.


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Created by Erin Gallant on 18 August 2011; revised on 9 September 2011




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