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Stone, William (1858–1949)

Mr William Stone, who died on Tuesday, at the age of 90, was chief electrical engineer of the Victorian Railways when the suburban system was electrified 30 years ago.

He was the first man in Australia to make X-ray tubes experimentally, and he also introduced the steam turbine into this country.

He was born in Tasmania, and came to Melbourne at an early age, joining the Victorian Railways in 1883. He was at one time president of the Victorian Institute of Engineers, and for many years was a member of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Melbourne.

He leaves a son and five daughters.

The funeral took place yesterday at Springvale.

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'Stone, William (1858–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stone-william-8678/text25743, accessed 25 November 2017.

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