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William Townsend Burrowes (1846–1908)

The death in Launceston (says an exchange) is announced of Mr. William Townsend Burrowes, civil engineer and surveyor, and eldest son of the late Captain M. E. S. Burrowes, 97th Regiment (Queen's Own Royal West Kent), who was Deputy Surveyor-General of Queensland for many years. Mr. W. T. Burrowes was born in New South Wales, and educated in Brisbane. He studied and passed all examinations there necessary to qualify him for the profession he had elected to follow. He held office in the Departments of Lands, Roads and Bridges, and Mines, as well as in the Surveyor-General's office, both in Brisbane and Sydney, afterwards following his profession in Victoria, where he also qualified successfully. Some years ago he settled in Tasmania with Mrs. Burrowes and family, where he also followed his profession until his health obliged him to retire from active life. Since that time he has been an invalid.

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'Burrowes, William Townsend (1846–1908)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


9 September, 1908 (aged ~ 62)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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