Measurements: Height: 20.5cm (8in)
A 1920s seated figure of the Nile irrigator Pharaoh Amenemhat III commemorating the inauguration of the Gezira Irrigation Project in the Sudan together with a collection items associated with Civil Engineer G.N. Croker of the Sudan Irrigation Department, including a bronze desk plaque, (21cm x 11cm), commemorating the ‘Blue Nile and Gezira Irrigation, Sudan’, illustrating the Sennar Dam and Canalisation, constructed for the Sudan Government by S. Pearson & Son Ltd.; Molesworths’ Pocket Book of Engineering Formulæ, 29th edition, contained in a leather case inscribed in gilt, ‘G. N. Croker’; Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers document named to ‘George Norman Croker, O.B.E., M.C.’, dated March 1932; Map showing a portion of the Blue Nile and the plans for the Gezira Canal.
George Norman Croker, O.B.E., M.C. (b.1887) was a Civil Engineer from Victoria, Australia. He served with the Australian Engineers at Gallipoli where he was wounded in the shoulder by shrapnel, and on the Western Front. Postwar he became Deputy Chief Engineer to the Sudan Government and was awarded the O.B.E. and Order of the Nile for work in the Blue Nile Irrigation and Canal Project.