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William (Bill) Curnow grew up on a dairy farm which was sold in 1952. The family moved to Brisbane to allow the Curnow children to attend high school. Curnow secured a Commonwealth Scholarship to study architecture at the University of Queensland. At that time the architecture course was embedded with engineering and science. After graduation Curnow working life has included work as: an architectural assistant at the RAAF Amberley; was seconded to CSIRO as Northern Regional Architect working on the development of research laboratories; worked with CSIRO in Melbourne as Project Manager and Architect for the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL); worked in correctional services; worked with Thiess; was appointed Con-joint Professor and Chairman, Property and Infrastructure Development within the Faculaty of Engineer and Architecture at Newcastle University. He retired at the age of 65 to research a cure for Parkinson's Disease with which he was diagnosed in 2003.