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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.

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  • Smith, Roy, John Lee Archer, Tasmanian Architect and Engineer, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Tasmania, 1962, xii + 70p illus. pp. Details

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Rosanne Walker