Engineers Australia was founded on 1 August 1919 to accommodate the needs of both engineers and a modernising Australia.
One hundred years later, the country has changed a lot, as have the challenges confronting it. But its engineers are as inspired as ever — and so is the organisation that represents and supports them.
To celebrate this milestone birthday, create will be presenting a selection of special centenary content that focuses on the past, present and future of Engineers Australia and the engineers who have made it what it is.
Check back throughout the month of August to discover excerpts from Wonders Never Cease, a new book published for the centenary of Engineers Australia.
Stories include the 6600-year-old stone weirs developed by the Gunditjmara people in Victoria for fish and eel farming, the transformational industrialisation that saw Australia through World War II, a global navigation system and an ingenious thrust bearing.
“A centenary is time to take stock and, through Wonders Never Cease, we can look back and marvel at our Australian engineering accomplishments,” said Trish White, National President of Engineers Australia.
We will also profile some of the Engineers Australia members who are making a difference in their community, explore the national undertaking that was the Snowy Mountain Scheme, and talk to Felicity Furey, who works tirelessly to bring more women into the profession.
From agriculture to sport, biomedicine to robotics, watch as some of Australia’s finest engineers apply their talents to the toughest problems.
Over the course of the year, Engineers Australia is sharing the inspiring stories of five engineering heroes who work to change Australians’ lives for the better.
Engineers Australia’s volunteers are invaluable for their thought leadership, strategic advice, technical expertise and connections.
There’s more in the app
Explore Australia’s engineering heroes, triumphs and more. The Engineers Australia Centenary App takes a deeper look at these stories through augmented reality, video, online content and more.