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Biographical entry Worsnop, Thomas (1821 - 1898)

Born
2 February 1821
Wortley, England
Died
24 January 1898
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Town clerk

Summary

Thomas Worsnop was town clerk, Adelaide City Council 1869-98. He is commemorated by a portrait in the Adelaide Council Chambers. Worsnop was a member of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch and the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Before coming to Australia Worsnop worked for W. Bruce a wool manufacturer in Leeds then as a teacher, probably in Yorkshire.

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1852
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Adelaide) on 12 November
1852 - 1859
Career position - Storeman for Elder, Stirling & Co.
1860 - 1862
Career position - Farmer (unsuccessful)
1863 - 1864
Career position - Lessee of the Globe Inn in Rundle Street, Adelaide
1864
Life event - Declared bankrupt on the 16 May
1864 - 1866
Career position - Worked as a Teamster on many far northern stations
1866 - 1868
Career position - Clerk in the Town Clerk's Department of the Adelaide City Council
1868
Career position - City Treasurer and Assistant Town Clerk
1869 - 1898
Career position - Town Clerk
1878
Career position - History of the City of Adelaide published
1880s
Career position - The Historical Record of South Australia 1512-1854 written but unpublished
1897
Career position - The Prehistoric Arts, Manufactures, Works, Weapons, etc., of the Aborigines of Australia published

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