Leslie Corrie

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Leslie Corrie
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Leslie Corrie in 1902.
31st Mayor of Brisbane
In office
1902–1903
Preceded by Thomas Proe
Succeeded by Thomas Rees
Personal details
Born Leslie Gordon Corrie
1859
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died 2 August 1918 (aged 58 or 59)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Christina Jane MacPherson (m.1899 d.1937)
Occupation Architect

Leslie Gordon Corrie (1859–1918) was an architect and the mayor of Brisbane, Queensland from 1902 to 1903. A number of his architectural works are now heritage-listed.

Early life[edit]

Leslie Gordon Corrie was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1859, the son of James Afleck Corrie of Kirkcudbright and Mary Campbell of Edinburgh.[1]

He worked as an architect, first in Hobart and then in Launceston. In 1886, he moved to Brisbane. From 1888 to 1892, he was in partnership with his former employer, Henry Hunter trading as "Hunter and Corrie". From 1898 to 1905, he was in partnership with G.H.M. Addison as Addison and Corrie. At other times he had a solo practice.[2]

He was a founding member of the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1887, and was the vice president of the Institute in 1901.

On 25 March 1899, Corrie married Christina Jane Macpherson at St Thomas' Church, Enfield, Sydney.[3][4]

Politics[edit]

Corrie served as an alderman on the Brisbane Municipal Council from 1901 to 1905 and was mayor in 1902 and 1903.[5][6] During that time, he served on the following committees:[7]

  • 1901, 1903: Finance Committee
  • 1901, 1904, 1905: Legislative Committee
  • 1901: Concert Hall & Organ Committee
  • 1901, 1902: Parks Committee
  • 1901: Town Hall Committee
  • 1901, 1902: Ferries Committee
  • 1902, 1905: Works Committee
  • 1905: Markets Committee
  • 1902, 1903: Board of Waterworks

Later life[edit]

Corrie was interested in horticulture. He was a fellow of the Linneas Society. He was a president of the Queensland Acclimatisation Society. He was involved in introducing and trialling many fruits and plants into Queensland. He is credited with the introduction of the custard apple.[8]

Corrie died in Brisbane on 2 August 1918.[8] He was buried in Toowong Cemetery on 3 August 1918.[9]

Works[edit]

The Queensland Deposit Bank building, 1903.

Working as Hunter and Corrie, his works included:

Working independently, his works included:

Working as Addison and Corrie, his works included:

Working independently again, his works included:

  • 1916: the residence "Manola" constructed for his brother Alexander Corrie, a stockbroker, Bowen Hills, Brisbane[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toowong Cemetery - Brisbane Mayors" (PDF). Friends of Toowong Cemetery. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Smithfield Chambers (entry 602777)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Corrie, Christina Jane (1867 - 1937)". The Australian Women's Register. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Family Notices.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 29 April 1899. p. 6. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "BRISBANE MAYORAL ELECTION.". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 11 February 1902. p. 8. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "WOMAN'S WORLD.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 9 February 1903. p. 9. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Mayor Leslie Gordon Corrie, Brisbane City Council, 1902, retrieved 7 March 2014 
  8. ^ a b "PERSONAL.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 3 August 1918. p. 15. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Corrie Leslie Gordon — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search
  10. ^ "Eagle Farm Racecourse and Ascot Railway Station (entry 602195)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "All Hallows Convent and School (entry 600200)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Queensland Deposit Bank & Building Soci ty Ltd.". Queensland Figaro and Punch. National Library of Australia. 27 April 1889. p. 19 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO QUEENSLAND FIGARO. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "ANZ Bank (entry 600157)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Franklyn Vale Homestead (entry 600728)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Moon's Buildings (former)". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Cattle House (entry 600805)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "Residence 'Manola'". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Leslie Gordon Corrie at Wikimedia Commons