Henry Taylor Plews ( 1831 - 1885)

Plews was an civil engineer born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 02 May 1831 to Thomas Plews and Janet Mackay. He married Matilda Jane Lenehan. He studied in England under a Mr. Stephenson. His experience was very extensive during his time and after a time he left and went to Mr. T.E. Foster, where he remained for three years. Afterwards he emigrated to New South Wales to survey and examine the Australian Agricultural Company mines and a railway in the Hunter district. He enumerated several other works he had been engaged upon, one of the last of which was the Tramway Company. He worked in New Caledonia for the French Government in railway matters. In 1862 he was appointed Government Engineer of Roads for the Northern Districts.

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