John Monash: Engineering enterprise prior to WW1.

Monash surveying on the Outer Circle Line, Melbourne, circa 1889.

Monash is working a surveying level on a tripod. One assistant holds a plan. The other holds a level staff. Behind them is a horse and buggy.

Photo: National Library of Australia.

Monash joined contractors Graham & Waddick in 1888 as site engineer on the Outer Circle Railway. (This described a quarter-circle from East to North around Melbourne's outer suburbs.) He wrapped up the paperwork for them in 1891. He appears on the right in this photograph. David Beardsell [1979] names the other men as Messrs Cunningham and Grey, and the place as Hartwell in 1889 or 1890.

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