Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: NG169
Title: EDWARD CASSON ROWNTREE (ARCHITECT)
Start Date: 01 Jan 1883
End Date:
Description:

Born in Thorne, Yorkshire, Edward Casson Rowntree (or Rountree) was transported to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, as a convict in the Manlius on 12 August 1830. His crime was stealing money from his employer. Described as a rough carpenter or joiner and farm labourer, Rowntree spent the rest of his life in Van Diemen's Land, during which time he worked as a carpenter, builder and architect. His notable architectural works are the Hobart Town Savings Bank (now the Murray Street branch of the Savings Bank of Tasmania) and the Congregational Church at Richmond. He died at Sandy Bay on 8 November 1893.

Information Sources:

http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31370043

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/edward-casson-rowntree/

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Functions Performed:
30 TASMANIAN BUSINESSES
Related Agencies:
NG701 FEARN ROWNTREE 04 Feb 1892 16 Jun 1966
Series Created By Agency:
NS169  ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS 01 Aug 1882 31 Dec 1886