Roger William HAWKEN (1878-1947)

Civil engineer - Ballarat School of Mines lecturer

Roger Hawken was born at Darlington, New South Wales. He completed a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney in 1900. His career as a civil engineer included the Tamworth-Manilla railway and the initial Sydney Harbour project. In 1902 Roger Hawken completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, and a Master of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland.

Roger Hawken was a co-founder of the Institution of Engineers, Australia in 1919. He was the inaugural president and instigator of the compulsory registration of consulting engineers. He lectured at a range of institutions including the Ballarat School of Mines, University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.

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