Wellington Harbour Board Engineer - James Marchbanks

1862 - 1947

James Marchbanks was born in New Zealand and trained as an engineer in the Public Works Department and at Otago University. After leaving the Public Works Department, he worked for the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co., first as Resident Engineer, and later as Chief Engineer and Loco Superintendent. He was appointed Engineer to the Wellington Harbour Board from 1908 until his retirement in 1932.

Marchbanks was a Foundation Member of the N.Z. Society of Civil Engineers. He was followed in his office as Chief Engineer to the Wellington Harbour Board by his son, Mr D S G Marchbanks, D.S.O., M.B.E.


Image: JAMES MARCHBANKS (Chief Engineer, Wellington Harbor Board).NZ Truth, Issue 529, 7 August 1915

IPENZ website accessed August 2015 http://www.ipenz.org.nz/heritage/bio-detail.cfm?id=39
Extract from The Proceedings of NZ Institution of Engineers, 1947, P 525.


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