Indigenous Engineers

Indigenous Australians are underrepresented in the engineering profession. This is unfortunate, because engineering is the only original wealth creating profession. Remote communities and outback Australia are areas most in need of infrastructure development, a process that can only be undertaken ultimately with the contribution of engineering professionals, educated in our universities. Engineers design and advise on drinking water, roads, hospitals, schools, radio, television, communication networks and all the fabric of modern society. Wealth creation through irrigation schemes, electricity generation, mining and agriculture will be undertaken in country areas, preferably with the guidance and participation of those living there. Engineers may be the most valuable resource such communities can have.