Basic Biographical Details

Name: J Hill Kays
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: J Hill Kays was articled to Edward Calvert, probably in the later 1870s, and was subsequently assistant to W F Rollo-Wilkie before emigrating to Victoria in 1884. He worked in Melbourne for A F Kennison, A Davidson and G Melvor until 1886 when he settled in Brisbane.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh, Scotland(?)PrivateLate 187L1884Place of training
Item 2 of 3Melbourne, AustraliaPrivate18841886 
Item 3 of 3Brisbane, AustraliaBusiness1886  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5William Forbes Rollo Wilkie (or Wilkie-Rollo)After 18751884Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Edward CalvertLate 1870sBefore 1884Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5A F (or James Prior?) Kennison1884Before 1886Assistant 
Item 4 of 5G McIvor (or Evander Mclver?)After 18841886Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Alexander DavidsonAfter 1884Before 1886Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Watson, Donald and McKay, Judith1994Queensland Architects of the 19th Century Brisbane: Queensland Museum