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Worsnop, Thomas (1821 - 1898)

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Town clerk
Born: 2 February 1821  Wortley, England.  Died: 24 January 1898  North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Thomas Worsnop was town clerk, Adelaide City Council 1869-98. He is commemorated by a portrait in the Adelaide Council Chambers. Worsnop was a member of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch and the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Before coming to Australia Worsnop worked for W. Bruce a wool manufacturer in Leeds then as a teacher, probably in Yorkshire.

Career Highlights

1852Migrated to Australia (Adelaide) on 12 November
1852 - 1859Storeman for Elder, Stirling & Co.
1860 - 1862Farmer (unsuccessful)
1863 - 1864Lessee of the Globe Inn in Rundle Street, Adelaide
1864Declared bankrupt on the 16 May
1864 - 1866Worked as a Teamster on many far northern stations
1866 - 1868Clerk in the Town Clerk's Department of the Adelaide City Council
1868City Treasurer and Assistant Town Clerk
1869 - 1898Town Clerk
1878History of the City of Adelaide published
1880sThe Historical Record of South Australia 1512-1854 written but unpublished
1897The Prehistoric Arts, Manufactures, Works, Weapons, etc., of the Aborigines of Austalia publsihed


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 4 September 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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