Historical information

Ron White was b. 1920. he received a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering at Footscray Technical School in 1946. He worked for the SECV from 1948 until 1985. In 1961 he was officially recognised as deputy for the General Superintendent, Kiewa. He was 'Principal Hydro Engineer, Hydro Division, Transmissions Operations Deparment - a position held until his retirement in 1985.


Ron White studied engineering at Footscray Technical School. His books are part of his collection as he was principal Hydro Engineer from 1966 to 1985 with the SECV on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. He had a close association with the local communities and care for the welfare of employees. He lived at Mt Beauty and passed away on 30th September 2019, aged 99 years.

Physical description

1. x7 Charles Dickens novels. All red hard cover and bound with 764 pages. Gold embossed title & author on spine.
2. x2 English Books used at Footscray Technical School. Green hard cover with black title and print and Blue cardboard cover with black title and print.
3. x8 Science and Maths Books used at Footscray Technical School. All hard cover text books

Inscriptions & markings

All with 'R. White' written on cover page