Thomas English (mayor)

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Thomas English (9 July 1820 – 17 December 1884)[1] was a leading colonial architect in South Australia, Mayor of Adelaide (1862–1863), and a member of the South Australian Legislative Council 1865–1878 and 1882-1884.

English was born in Maryport, Cumberland, England, and arrived in Adelaide on 11 January 1850 on the barque Richardson. [2] English was Minister of Works, South Australia, and a member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1 March 1865 to 1 August 1878 and from 29 May 1882 till his death,[1] and was Commissioner of Public Works in the John Hart Government from 23 October 1865[1] to March 1966,[3] and in the James Boucaut Ministry from the latter date till 3 May 1867.[1]

English died at his residence in Parkside, South Australia on 17 December 1884.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mr Thomas English". Former Member of Parliament Details. Parliament of South Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "Obituary. Death of the Hon. Thomas English". South Australian Register. 20 December 1884. 
  3. ^ Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to English, Hon. Thomas". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource