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Dr. Ron J. Fitch

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • doctorate , engineering
    The University of New South Wales
  • doctorate , engineering
    UNSW Foundation Limited
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UNSW: The University of New South Wales - Sydney Australia - News - Ron Fitch still on track at 92
www.unsw.com.au, 6 Nov 2002 [cached]
06 Nov 2002 - Ron Fitch still on track at 92UNSW: The University of New South Wales - Sydney Australia - News - Ron Fitch still on track at 92
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Ron Fitch still on track at 92
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Dr Ron Fitch is living proof that age is no barrier to scholarship.
The 92-year-old is believed to have become the world's oldest PhD recipient, after receiving a doctorate in engineering from the University of New South Wales.
"I'm very grateful to UNSW for giving me this opportunity," said Ron."Working on my doctorate was fun from start to finish.This graduation ceremony comes 70 years after I was first awarded with a Bachelor of Engineering."
A former South Australian railway commissioner, Ron received an OBE for services to transport in 1979.
According to his supervisor, UNSW Emeritus Professor John Black:"Ron is an inspiration to us all and a great example of life-long learning.
Ron Fitch ...
www.largeprintbookshop.co.uk, 7 June 2013 [cached]
Ron Fitch (1)
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Australian Railwayman - Ron Fitch
Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99 - Available to order
Ron Fitch was born in 1910 into a railway family. He began his career as a 16 - year - old engineering cadet and completed it, 46 years later, having worked at various times for two state railways and the Commonwealth, as Commissioner of South Australian Railways. In this book Fitch gives a vivid account not only of his career but of the camarad...
UNSW: The University of New South Wales - Sydney Australia - News - Ron Fitch still on track at 92
unsw.edu.au, 6 Nov 2002 [cached]
06 Nov 2002 - Ron Fitch still on track at 92UNSW: The University of New South Wales - Sydney Australia - News - Ron Fitch still on track at 92
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Ron Fitch still on track at 92
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Dr Ron Fitch is living proof that age is no barrier to scholarship.
The 92-year-old is believed to have become the world's oldest PhD recipient, after receiving a doctorate in engineering from the University of New South Wales.
"I'm very grateful to UNSW for giving me this opportunity," said Ron."Working on my doctorate was fun from start to finish.This graduation ceremony comes 70 years after I was first awarded with a Bachelor of Engineering."
A former South Australian railway commissioner, Ron received an OBE for services to transport in 1979.
According to his supervisor, UNSW Emeritus Professor John Black:"Ron is an inspiration to us all and a great example of life-long learning.
The story of Ron Fitch who ...
www.smex.net.au, 9 Oct 2010 [cached]
The story of Ron Fitch who was born in 1910 into a railway family, and began his career as a 16-year-old engineering cadet and completed it, 46 years later, having worked at various times for two state railways and the Commonwealth, as Commissioner of South Australian Railways. In this book, Fitch gives a vivid account not only of a career but of the camaraderie of the greater railway community, often experienced in the most trying of conditions.
by Ron ...
www.compoutpost.com, 1 Oct 2006 [cached]
by Ron Fitch
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Ron Fitch was born in 1910 into a railway family.He began his career as a 16-year-old engineering cadet and completed it, 46 years later, having worked at various times for two state railways and the Commonwealth, as Commissioner of South Australian Railways.
In this book Fitch gives a vivid account not only of a career but of the camaraderie of the greater railway community, often experienced in the most trying of conditions.For almost three decades Fitch was 'on the wallaby', with postings scattered over half a continent and as often as not living rough.
This book gives an account of all this and more: of laying track and the remarkable breed of men who do so, of advances in line-building techniques, of derailments and floods and washaways, of wrangles over attempts to implement standard gauge, of the politics of railways.
Ron Fitch is uniquely placed to write a book for all train enthusiasts, in which he celebrates both the men and the machinery, the toil and the technology, that opened up a vast and sparsely populated continent.
Nor has retirement dulled his spirit or his interest in railways.In 2002 he earned recognition from Guinness Book World Records when his thesis on South Australian railways made him the oldest recipient of a PhD.
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