A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Maclean Courthouse

Maclean Courthouse was probably designed by the prodigious colonial architect James Barnet and built in 1891-3. The verandah cast iron lace bears the initials of the then Queen, Victoria Regina.  The first case tried under her name concerned Henry Twyford who had absconded from his apprenticeship, a very common crime of the Victorian era.

It sits on a lovely spot overlooking the river to Ashby.

1 comment:

  1. Cripes! Asconding yer apprenticeship was a criminal offence! Blimey ... Here's a go. What happened to young Henry Twyford?

    That James Barnet was prolific, I agree. I come across him and George Barney all the time. And Edmund Blackett who did USYD and lots else.

    Yer know ... I love the paint job of this ... all the picking out of various elements. They do that down here too .


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