Tempe House is a colonial villa located on the southern bank of the Cooks River at Tempe.    It was built in 1836 by the architect John Verge for the merchant and businessman Alexander Brodie Spark

Tempe House is a colonial villa located on the southern bank of the Cooks River at Tempe. It was built in 1836 by the architect John Verge for the merchant and businessman Alexander Brodie Spark

Tusculum was named by its original owner, Alexander Brodie Spark (1792-1856), after a town where wealthy Romans built luxurious villas - that of Cicero being especially famous. We know he employed John Verge because he anted an 'ornamental' villa. Construction was from 1831-5. His failure to occupy it symbolised Spark's financial decline, the collapse of the Bank of Australia and the depression of the 1840s.

Tusculum was named by its original owner, Alexander Brodie Spark (1792-1856), after a town where wealthy Romans built luxurious villas - that of Cicero being especially famous. We know he employed John Verge because he anted an 'ornamental' villa. Construction was from 1831-5. His failure to occupy it symbolised Spark's financial decline, the collapse of the Bank of Australia and the depression of the 1840s.

ALEXANDER BRODIE SPARK, ‘THE RESPECTABLE MERCHANT’ of SYDNEY:

ALEXANDER BRODIE SPARK, ‘THE RESPECTABLE MERCHANT’ of SYDNEY:

The entire wikipedia with video and photo galleries alexander broadie spark

The entire wikipedia with video and photo galleries alexander broadie spark

Image Tile

Image Tile

Image Tile

Image Tile

Mr. S. for example, a lay missionary from New South Wales, had bought a large tract of eligible land from the natives, having a frontage of from four to live miles on one of the navigable rivers in the Bay of Islands, for a check shirt and an iron pot. The same functionary had another estate which he had procured in a similar way, towards the North Cape.

Mr. S. for example, a lay missionary from New South Wales, had bought a large tract of eligible land from the natives, having a frontage of from four to live miles on one of the navigable rivers in the Bay of Islands, for a check shirt and an iron pot. The same functionary had another estate which he had procured in a similar way, towards the North Cape.

adb.anu.edu.au

Biography - Alexander Brodie Spark - Australian Dictionary of Biography

They spent countless hours reading through Alexander's diaries, better known as The Spark Diaries, which are housed in the State Library of New South Wales.  This spurred extensive research across the globe revealing Alexander's strong connection with London's Royal Blackheath Golf Club and the start of golf in Grose Farm.

Alexander Brodie Spark & his impact on golf in Australia

The Felonry of New South Wales by James Mudie

The Felonry of New South Wales by James Mudie, free ebook

Pinterest
Search