EHV Guest Speaker: Presentation on William Calder

Time: 5:30pm for 6pm - 8pm
Man Speaking at a podium

About the presentation

William Calder can perhaps best be characterised as the ‘father of the Country Roads Board’. He became the first head of the CRB on its formation in 1913. After more than 100 years the CRB has evolved into Vicroads and Calder is best known for the naming of the Calder Highway after him.

Calder was an engineer with a strong vision for the future of the highway system in Victoria. He was also a hands-on-engineer who was often seen riding his horse along the highways inspecting them and planning for the future.

Matthew Churchward, a mechanical engineer, who is Senior Curator, Engineering & Transport at Museum Victoria is also a member of Engineering Heritage Victoria.

CPD Hours

Attendance at this session is worth up to 1.5 Engineers Australia CPD hours.

06 / 08 / 2015 - 07:30 am to 10:00 am
Engineers Australia, President's Room, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne
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Key Speaker(s)
Matthew Churchward
Engineering Heritage Victoria
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