Sir Charles William Feilden Hamilton

Date of Birth

26 July 1899 at Ashwick Station, Fairlie

Parents

William Feilden Hamilton

Married

Margery Lampton Wills, October 1923

Children

One son and one daughter

Died

30 March 1978

Education

  • Waihi School
  • Christ’s College

Honours

  • Knight Bachelor 1974
  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Achievements

  • Leased Irishman Creek Station, Fairlie 1921
  • Installed hydro-electric plant Irishman Creek 1927
  • Manufacture of earthmoving machinery Irishman Creek 1932
  • Inventor of variety of earthmoving machines 1932-50
  • Contracting, aerodrome construction (Hermitage aerodrome 1935), stopbanks, coal stripping 1935-50
  • Manufacture on production basis 1939-70
  • Munitions manufacture, Irishman Creek and Christchurch 1940-44
  • Founder and Governing Director C W F Hamilton and Co Ltd, Christchurch 1945
  • Inventor of Hamilton Marine jet propulsion system 1953 SPORTING
  • Motor racing first in Australasia over 100 mph, Muriwai, February 1925
  • Brooklands UK 1930
  • Floodlit outdoor ice skating at Irishman Creek from 1934