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Alexander Kennedy Smith

07 July 1824 (Cauldmill, Roxburghshire, Scotland)
16 January 1881
James, engineer, and Margaret, nee Kennedy

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: 1847 England?, Isobel Cochrane Brockie; 4d.



Apprenticed as engineer in Hawick and finished indentures with a firm in Galashiels; various engineering experience in Britain, including gas works engineering; selected in 1853 on a five year engagement to erect gasworks in Melbourne; soon after arrival 1854, won prize for a refuse disposal plan for Melbourne; carried out projects in Vic. and other colonies, including gasworks for Ballarat, Castlemaine, Sandhurst and Newcastle. Major of artillery regiment 1863.

Mayor Melbourne 1875-1876
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyEast Melbourne1 May 18771 January 1881

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.

References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6; Victorian Parliamentary Papers

Data Source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972

Image Note: Detail from 'Legislative Assembly of Victoria - 1877' by Samuel Calvert, 1871. State Library of Victoria, H17932.

Last updated: 5th June 2019