Alison Eavis Harding Frew was born in 1883 in Roma, Queensland, the son of Robert Dickson Alison Frew (a civil engineer) and his wife Elizabeth Constance (née Harding). He was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and University of Sydney.
- electricity supplies
- water and sewerage services
Harding Frew built over 80 bridges throughout Queensland, including:
- William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane
- Julibee Bridge, Innisfail
- Granville Bridge, Maryborough
- Caboolture Bridge
- Hornibrook Bridge
- Redcliffe Jetty
- Innisfail City Plan
Outside of Queensland, he was involved in the construction of:
He was responsible for water supply projects in:
William Jolly Bridge
This is his most notable project. Erected as a series of bow-string sections it was either the fourth or sixth crossing of the river in Brisbane. Built of concrete sprayed steel, (gunite), a Swiss system, and completed in 1932, it was renamed from the Grey Street Bridge to the William Jolly Bridge, in 1955, after an erstwhile Lord Mayor of Brisbane.
- "Harding Frew, noted engineer, dead at 69.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 5 July 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- Queensland Registrar-General Index of Births 1883/C4785
- "WEDDING.". The Queensland Times. Ipswich, Queensland: National Library of Australia. 15 September 1911. p. 3 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- Queensland Registrar-General Index of Marriages 1911/B10682
- Ancestry user:pjreill. "Family tree: Reilly's of Australia". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- Queensland Registrar-General Index of Deaths 1952/B38762
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