70 years on PhD track

November 8, 2002

Seventy years after graduating from his first degree, a 92-year-old Australian has been awarded a PhD.

Ron Fitch, who was South Australia state's railway commissioner, was presented with his doctorate in engineering at a ceremony at the University of New South Wales in Sydney last week.

He graduated with a bachelor of engineering in 1932 and gained a masters in engineering in 1949, after working as an engineer for the Western Australian state railways.

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