BENNETT, John Barter (1824?-1887)

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1872, John Barter Bennett 1872, John Barter Bennett Thomas Foster Chuck ca. 1826-1898, photographer, SLV Pictures Collection
Born: Born in Cork ca. 1824
Died: 19 May 1887, (London)
Marriage: Kate; 2d
Occupation: Lawyer
Religion: Church of England

Arrived Melbourne 1842 and articled to John Duerdin, solicitor; admitted attorney etc. supreme Court NSW, for Port Phillip 1847 and practised in Melbourne; established c1856 firm of Bennett & Taylor which became Bennett, Taylor & Sandford; after its dissolution he practised alone and c1871 formed new partnership, Bennett & Attenborough, later Bennett, Attenborough, Wilks & Nunn with the addition of other partners; retired 1885 and went to England. Vice-president Law Institute Vic. 1859, president 1860-1862. Advocate for Melbourne diocese. Pastoral investor but withdrew after losses from drought. MLC for Southern Province from November 1856 until he resigned in May 1863. #1

John Bennett owned Tandragee, 17-27 Fitzroy Street St Kilda from 1864-1869.

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1. Re-member, Parliament of Victoria,, retrieved 16.8.2014  [Sets out a short biography above]
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Peter Johnson

Peter has been a resident and practicing architect in St Kilda for over 33 years. He comes from a long line of architects, engineers and builders going back at least 5 generations with various branches of his family having lived in the South Melbourne and St Kilda area since 1859.

He has researched and written on a range of architectural and local history subjects, and has contributed to the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

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