Samuel Amess

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Samuel Amess
Photograph of Samuel Amess, Mayor of Melbourne.png
25th Mayor of Melbourne
In office
1869–1870
Preceded by Thomas Moubray
Succeeded by Thomas McPherson
Personal details
Born 1826
Newburgh, Fife
Died 2 July 1898
Melbourne, Victoria

Samuel Amess (1826 – 2 July 1898[1]) was Mayor of Melbourne from 1869–1870, after having joined the council in 1864.[2] Born in Newburgh, Fife in Scotland, Amess immigrated to Victoria in 1852, and after success on the goldfields established himself as a building contractor. Among several prominent projects, Amess' firm was involved in the building of the Kew Asylum, Old Treasury Building and Customs House,[2] and he personally funded the celebrations of the opening of the Melbourne Town Hall.[3] After his term as mayor ended in 1870, Amess remained heavily involved in public life until his death in 1898.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family Notices". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848–1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 4 July 1898. p. 1. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Hone, J. Ann, "Amess, Samuel (1826–1898)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, accessed 3 September 2011
  3. ^ a b "Death of Alderman Amess". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848–1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 4 July 1898. p. 6. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
Preceded by
Thomas Moubray
Mayor of Melbourne
1869–1870
Succeeded by
Thomas McPherson