Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Whitecross
Designation: Architect
Born: 1836
Bio Notes: Alexander Whitecross was born in East Lothian in 1836 and was probably initially apprenticed as a joiner. He married Jane McFarlane in Dunbartonshire on 20 January 1862 and shortly thereafter emigrated to Queensland to work as a carpenter. He became a foreman in the Buildings Branch of the Queensland Public Works Department from March 1873 and had a varied career on court, police, school and defence buildings until 1881 when he seems to have briefly gone in to business on his own account at West End, Brisbane, applying to the Works Department for re-employment in April 1884.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1836 Place of birth
Item 2 of 2Brisbane, AustraliaPrivate/business1862After 1884 

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 2Queensland Public Works DepartmentMarch 18731881 Foreman
Item 2 of 2Queensland Public Works Department1884  Foreman


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