Brittain, James E., 1931-

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Bricklayer, brickmaker and building contractor. Arrived in WA in 1852. Some of Perth's most notable buildings are attributed to him: Barracks, Cloisters, Deanery, Bishops House. Richard Wells was apprenticed to him in 1877; he died in a fall from a building in 1886.

From the description of Indenture. 1877. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222802846

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creatorOf Brittain, James. Indenture. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Ragsdale, Betsy. Photographic collection, [undated]. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Heaviside, Oliver, 1850-1925. Letters, 1918-1919. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Brittain, James, 1823-1901 person
associatedWith Heaviside, Oliver, 1850-1925. person
associatedWith Ragsdale, Betsy. person
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Australia--Perth (W.A.)
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Birth 1931



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