Technology and Culture, Vol. 27, No. 4, Special Issue: Engineering in the Twentieth Century (Oct., 1986), pp. 683-693.

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Engineering is as a technical a field as you could get, and not a discipline that one normally associates with public-orientated local history. Nevertheless, such a perception is misleading. In recent years Engineering Heritage Australia has opened up a very large field of the history of engineering practices both across the state and in local areas.i The reading here is a very extensive review of the engineering profession in the United States from the local perspective. What is particularly special about Sinclair’s paper is how it elaborates on national themes specific to the profession and links those ideas to local events.

i See , accessed 1 May 2015.

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

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