SHAW, EBENEZER (1865-1943), engineer and public servant, was born on 2 August 1865 at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, son of Ebenezer Shaw, storekeeper, and his wife Elizabeth, née Maundrell, both English born. He was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, where he was in the same post-matriculation class as (Sir) John Monash. In 1882 he enrolled at the University of Melbourne for the certificate of civil engineering, which he gained in 1886. Then came a period of tutelage as an engineering assistant under J. D. Derry who was designing water supply works for the government. On 2 June 1887 at Hawthorn Shaw married Edith Anne Delbridge.
In 1888 Shaw joined his brother-in-law G. H. Dunlop as an engineering contractor. Most of the young partners' work during the following six years was for the Railway Department, chiefly bridges and waterworks, the most significant being the Flinders Street (Melbourne) railway viaduct. Works ...Read more at the source website