Basic Biographical Details

Name: William McCallum Park
Designation: Architect
Born: 1836
Died: 6 September 1934
Bio Notes: William McCallum Park was born in Rutherglen in 1836, the son of a gardener, and was apprenticed as a mason and bricklayer at an early age. He married Marian Kirkwood Hamilton in Glasgow on 12 July 1861 and emigrated two years later to Queensland, initially working as a bricklayer in Brisbane where he became a leading building contractor, in some cases probably on a design and build basis until 1892 when his business went into liquidation. He became an inspector of works with the Public Works Department in 1895, with responsibility for the Cook and Carpentaria Districts based in Normanton in 1896-97, at Cooktown in 1897-99, and at Mount Garnet until paid off in June 1902. Thereafter he worked in South Africa, building a house and farmhouses for the Duke of Westminster in 1903-06. He subsequently retired to Queensland, dying in Brisbane on 6 September 1934.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 7Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1836Before 1863Place of birth
Item 2 of 7Brisbane, AustraliaBusiness18631896 
Item 3 of 7Normanton, Queensland, AustraliaPrivate18961897 
Item 4 of 7Cooktown, Queensland, AustraliaPrivate18971899 
Item 5 of 7Mount Garnet, Queensland, AustraliaPrivate18991902 
Item 6 of 7South AfricaPrivate1902 or 19031906(?) 
Item 7 of 7Brisbane, AustraliaPrivateAfter 19061934 

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 1Queensland Public Works Department1895June 1902 Inspector


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