Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Strathie Robertson
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1812
Died: 24 May 1875
Bio Notes: William Strathie Robertson was born in Scotland c.1812, the son of James Robertson, mason, and his wife Isabella Strathie. He seems to have trained initially as a mason with his father, eventually becoming a civil engineer with a long English experience in railway bridge construction, during which he married Mary Ann Watson in London c.1849. By 1866 he was in Gladstone, Queensland as partner of the monumental mason and sculptor John Robertson of Brisbane who may have been a relative. In September 1868 Robertson won the competition for Gladstone Town Hall, but subsequently joined the Queensland Public Works Department where he was principally engaged as a foreman of works on bridge construction. He died of diabetes in Brisbane on 24 May 1875.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4ScotlandPrivatec. 1812 Born in Scotland
Item 2 of 4London, EnglandPrivateBefore 1849(?)Before 1866 
Item 3 of 4Gladstone, Queensland, AustraliaBusinessBefore 1866After 1868 
Item 4 of 4Brisbane, AustraliaBusinessAfter 18681875 

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 2Robertson & RobertsonBefore 1866After 1868Partner 
Item 2 of 2Queensland Public Works DepartmentAfter 1868Before 1875 Foreman of Works


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