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Biographical entry Hornibrook, Manuel Richard (1893 - 1970)

7 August 1893
Enoggera, Queensland, Australia
30 May 1970
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Company director


(Sir) Manuel Richard Hornibrook established a business as a builder and contractor in 1912. He made his reputation as a bridge-builder, building such bridges as the William Jolly, Story, and New Victoria bridges in Brisbane, the Northbridge and Iron Cove Bridge, Sydney and the Kings Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue bridges in Canberra. His company was also responsible for the superstructure of the Sydney Opera House, including the sail-like roof.

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  • Whitmore, Raymond L., 'Hornibrook, Sir Manuel Richard (1893-1970), master builder, industrialist and company director' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 14 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996), pp. 497-498. Details


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Rosanne Walker