Biographical entry Behrendt, Peter (c. 1851 - 1908)
- c. 1851
Heilsberg, East Prussia
- 5 March 1908
German New Guinea
- Architect and Civil engineer
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.
- Lecture - Presented paper "On Electric Railways", to the Royal Society of Victoria
- Lecture - Presented paper "Modern Fireproof and Watertight Building Materials", to the Royal Society of Victoria
- Life event - Naturalisation, Melbourne, Victoria
- 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
- Life event - Memorial of Naturalisation, Adelaide, South Australia
- Patent - Victorian Patent application: insulating buildings, cars, etc, by means of plates, slabs, tiles, bricks, cement made from infusorial earth (diatomaceous earth) found in Australia.
- Life event - Naturalisation, Sydney, New South Wales
- 1900 - 1901
- Career position - Manager, Eskbank Ironworks, Lithgow
- 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.
- Lewis, Miles, 'German Engineering and Early Fire Proofing of Melbourne Buildings', in Engineering Heritage Victoria, Speakers Programme (2018)., https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/Event/german-engineering-and-early-fire-proofing-melbourne-buildings. Details
Created: 28 June 2018, Last modified: 7 August 2018