Samuel Amess

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Samuel Amess
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