Biographical entry Archer, John Lee (1791 - 1852)
- 26 April 1791
- 4 December 1852
Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
- Engineer and Architect
John Archer was Civil Engineer and Colonial Architect to Van Diemen's Land 1826-1838 and police magistrate for the district of Horton 1838 until his death. Among the many buildings he designed are Parliament, the Ordnance Stores in Salamanca Place and a number of churches. His outstanding engineering work was the stone bridge over the Macquarie River at Ross.
Associated Engineering Works:
Bridges and harbour works:
* 1827-1830. Hobart (wharf and waterfront), Sullivan's Cove improvements;
* 1828. Hobart Rivulet realignment;
* 1829-1835. Richmond Bridge; repairs;
* 1831. Harrington Street Bridge;
* 1831-1836. Ross Bridge;
* 1835. Bridgewater Causeway;
* 1835. Jordan River Bridge, repairs and new pier design;
* 1836-1837. Argyle Street Bridge.
* 1833-1838. Low Head Lighthouse;
* 1835-1838. Cape Bruny Lighthouse.
- 1809 - 1812
- Career position - Apprenticed to Charles Beazley, a London Architect
- 1812 - c. 1813
- Career position - Assistant, working for Architect Samuel Beazley
- c. 1813 - c. 1819
- Career position - Drawing clerk, under engineer John Rennie, London. Including some work on Waterloo Bridge and Southwark Bridge.
- c. 1819 - c. 1826
- Career position - Engineer and architect, Ireland, under engineer John Archer, his father, including work on the Royal Canal, Dublin.
- Career event - Appointed 'Civil engineer in Van Diemen's Land'
- Life event - Migrated to Hobart, Tasmania.
- 1827 - c. 1838
- Career position - Civil engineer and Colonial architect, Tasmania.
- 1838 - 1852
- Career position - Police magistrate, Horton district, Tasmania
- Life event - Buried at Circular Head cemetery, Stanley, Tasmania.
- Smith, Roy, John Lee Archer, Tasmanian Architect and Engineer (Tasmania: Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 1962), xii + 70p illus. pp. Details
- Smith, Roy S., 'Archer, John Lee (1791-1852), architect and engineer' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Douglas Pike, ed., vol. 1 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1966), pp. 23-24. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010024b.htm. Details
- Bailey, M. R.; Chrimes, M. M.; Cox, R. C.; Cross-Rudkin, P. S. M.; Hurst, B. L.; McWilliam, R. C., Rennison, R. W.; Ruddock, E. C.; Sutherland, R. J. M.; Swailes, T. ed., Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: 1830-1890 (London, United Kingdom: Thomas Telford Publishing, 2008), 907 pp. pp.21-22. Details
- Wikidata, http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q15460349. Details
- VIAF - Virtual International Authority File, OCLC, https://viaf.org/viaf/41743497. Details
- 'Archer, John Lee (1791-1852)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1466743. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_a.html. Details
- Engineers Australia, Wonders never cease: 100 Australian engineering achievements (Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 2019), 236 pp. p.71. Details
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