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Residence of Mr. Fairbank. North Terrace.
Title : Residence of Mr. Fairbank. North Terrace. Residence of Mr. Fairbank. North Terrace.
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Creator : Dempster, S., artist
Source : B 7262
Date of creation : ca. 1844
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Watercolour on paper sketch of the residence of accountant William Fairbank on North Terrace, depicting the west corner of North Terrace and Stephens Place in Adelaide.

This house was occupied in 1839 by John Luther Yeates, who arrived in the Bardaster on 22 January 1839 and died 6 weeks later. It was described in the Adelaide Assessment Book for 1848 as 'Brick buildings and Mannings House with offices, back entrance and outbuildings'.

The first dwellings in South Australia consisted of tents, huts made out of bush timber, prefabricated buildings and crude wattle and daub structures with earth floors. As the prosperity of individuals and the colony took hold the opportunity to build permanent structures of stone or brick emerged.

Related names :

Dempster, S

Coverage year : 1844
Period : 1836-1851
Place : North Terrace
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Pikusa, Stefan The Adelaide house 1836 to 1901: the evolution of principal dwelling types Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield, 1986

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide editors: Susan Marsden, Paul Stark and Patricia Sumerling, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Page, Michael F. Sculptors in space: South Australian architects 1836-1986 [Adelaide, S. Aust.]: Royal Australian Institute of Architects (South Australian Chapter), 1986

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