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Wilson, Thomas Graham (1855–1927)

The death of Mr. Thomas Graham Wilson, a well-known civil engineer and surveyor, occurred on Monday. Mr. Wilson, who was 71 years of age, was a native of Mudgee, and joined the Government service in 1875, serving in the Lands and Public Works Department. He retired in 1905, and started in the city in private practice. More than 20 years ago Mr. Wilson evolved a scheme for the purification of the upper waters of Sydney Harbour and of Cook's River, by the construction of a canal system, linking Parramatta River with Cook's River. Another important object of the scheme was to provide an artery for transport. Mr. Wilson was a trustee of Mosman Park, and it was largely due to his efforts that the oval was constructed. Mr. Wilson was also a member of the St. Leonards Masonic Lodge, and served several terms as worshipful master. Mr. Wilson is survived by Mrs. Wilson, three sons — Messrs. T. G. Wilson, supervising engineer of the Public Works Department, at Newcastle; F. L. Wilson, inspecting surveyor of the railway construction branch; and G. Wilson, formerly of the Australian Flying Corps — and three daughters — Misses Margaret and Beatrice Wilson, and Mrs. Ronald MacLeod, of Melbourne. The funeral took place on Tuesday at South Head Cemetery, the Rev. T. S. Fielding officiating. Among those present were Messrs. D. R. Alderton (chief draftsman), Graeme, and Barrett (representing Public Works Department), and Messrs. A. B. Powell, G. V. Marshall, R. A. Kinnermount, A. H. Ferguson, E. P. Wallace, and F. D. Clarke (representing Railway Department).

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'Wilson, Thomas Graham (1855–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/wilson-thomas-graham-13847/text24708, accessed 21 September 2017.

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