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Biographical entry Behrendt, Peter (c. 1851 - 1908)

Born
c. 1851
Heilsberg, East Prussia
Died
5 March 1908
German New Guinea
Occupation
Architect and Civil engineer

Summary

Peter Behrendt, together with the Melbourne firm Palmer Scott and Company, introduced German waterproofing methods, Westphalian iron, and Traegerwellbach fireproofing construction to Australia, and designed the first wrought iron framed city building in Melbourne. He also advocated for the adoption of many European systems, including Siemens and Halski elevated electric railways, Liernur's hydro-pneumatic sanitation system, wire bricks, and disinfection systems.

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1882
Career event - Presented paper "On Electric Railways", to the Royal Society of Victoria
1883
Career event - Presented paper "Modern Fireproof and Watertight Building Materials", to the Royal Society of Victoria
1883
Life event - Naturalisation, Melbourne, Victoria
1889
Career event - Submission to Victorian "Royal Commission to Inquire into and Report Upon the Sanitary Condition of Melbourne" (VPARL1889No112), advocating Liernur's hydro-pneumatic system
1890
Life event - Memorial of Naturalisation, Adelaide, South Australia
1896
Life event - Naturalisation, Sydney, New South Wales
1900 - 1901
Career position - Manager, Eskbank Ironworks, Lithgow
1901
Career position - Teaching Mechanical Drawing, Architectural Drawing, and Iron and Steel construction, Sydney School of Arts
1901 - 1902
Career position - Gold Prospecting in German New Guinea
1902 - 1906
Career position - Surveyor for the German New Guinea Government Surveying lands for selection.

Ken McInnes