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Glenelg Pier
Title : Glenelg Pier Glenelg Pier
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Creator : Jobbins, J. R., artist
Source : B 324
Place Of Creation : Glenelg
Date of creation : ca. 1850
Additional Creator : Hays, W. Bennett (William Bennett), engineer
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 375 mm x 171 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

An illustration design by John Richard Jobbins, of the proposed Glenelg pier and breakwater designed by engineer William Bennett Hays.

Arriving in South Australia on 4 November 1849 in the Navarino (ship), William Hays was appointed surveyor of main roads in January 1850, later became clerk of works and architect, and in January 1852 was promoted to the new position of colonial architect and superintendent of works in the colonial engineer's department. A widower, on 3 October 1850 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, he married Harriet Gilbert, from Essex. A daughter was born in 1853.

John Richard Jobbins is also known as an engraver and lithographer.

Related names :

Glenelg (S. Aust.)

Hays, W. Bennett (William Bennett)

Jobbins, J. R. (John Richard), d. 1866

Coverage year : 1850
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Glenelg, South Australia
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Hays, W. Bennett (William Bennett), Engineering in South Australia:being an account of the principal public works now executed : preceded by a historical sketch of the colony, from its foundation to the present time, [London? : s.n.], 1856

Watson, S. Our early days [Adelaide? : S.H. Watson?, 1984?]

Peake, Andrew Guy. Sources for South Australian history. Dulwich: Tudor Australia Press, 1998. (Includes use of land records; holdings of council assessment books).

Jensen, Elfrida. Colonial architecture in South Australia: a definitive chronicle of development 1836-1890 and the social history of the times. Adelaide: Rigby, 1980.

Internet links :
Australian dictionary of biography online: Hays, William Bennett (1814 - 1887)
State Library of South Australia factsheets online : Houses and buildings in South Australia



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