Henry Willey Reveley (1788-1875) arrived in 1829 on the Parmelia. He had joined that ship at the Cape Colony, Governor Stirling having appointed him chief engineer and responsible for all public works, including the Round House (1831) and the Whalers Tunnel (1838) underneath it.
Reveley also designed the Courthouse in Perth (1836), the Barracks at the top of the Terrace, the first Government House, and so on.
He was a friend of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley whom he saved from drowning in the Arno in 1821.
Oldham, Ray, bio in the ADB.
Reece, Bob , 'Henry Willey Reveley : Swan River Colony's first architect', unpublished paper.
Reece, Bob 2014, 'Too much for round here', Fremantle Herald, 21 Feb 2014. [on the Round House]
Webb, David & David Warren 2005, Fremantle: Beyond the Round House, Longley, Fremantle: 8-9
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