Andrew Petrie

Architect

1798 – 1872

71 Views

Who was Andrew Petrie?

Andrew Petrie was a builder, architect and Australian pioneer.

Petrie was born in Fife, Scotland and trained as a builder in Edinburgh, where he married Mary Cuthbertson in 1821. John Dunmore Lang brought him, his wife and four sons to Sydney in 1831 with other Scottish mechanics to form the nucleus of a force of free workers. Meeting much enmity from convict and emancipist workers, Petrie was glad to accept a post as clerk in the Ordnance Department. Before establishing his own business he oversaw the construction of a building in Jamison Street for Lang. The quality of his work impressed his superiors so much that, when in 1837 there was an urgent appeal from the Moreton Bay Settlement of New South Wales for a competent builder to repair crumbling structures, Petrie was sent there as Superintendent of Works.

Andrew Petrie and his family, the first free-settlers to move to the area, travelled to Dunwich aboard the James Watt and where then transferred in a pilot boat, manned by convicts that landed at King's Jetty, the only landing place that then existed, now known as North Quay.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
1798
Fife
Children
Profession
Died
Feb 20, 1872

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Andrew Petrie." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 9 Dec. 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/andrew_petrie>.

Discuss this Andrew Petrie biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net