Biographical entry Weingarth, John Leopold (1862 - 1925)
- 8 June 1862
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 7 March 1925
Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia
John Leopold Weingarth had a private practice as a surveyor in Sydney from ca 1890. In 1919 he established the firm J. Weingarth & Sons. He was an expert in the design and formation of racecourses, including Randwick and Warwick Farm.
Born 8 June 1862. Died 7 March 1925. Cadet draughtsman, Department of Lands, licensed as a surveyor 1883, departmental surveyor, Western Division, partnership with J.T. Cahill 1886-?, had his own firm ?-1919, established J. Weingarth & Sons 1919 (continued until the death of his son in 1962). President, Institution of Surveyors, New South Wales 1915-16. Published the standard reference "Identification Surveys: Freehold Title and Torrens Title" (1913).
- Atchison, John, 'Weingarth, John Leopold (1862-1925)', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 437-438. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120487b.htm. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 8 August 2006