[BLML] Reveley (was Hesitation Blackwood) [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

richard.hills at immi.gov.au richard.hills at immi.gov.au
Wed Dec 30 00:05:17 CET 2009

REVELEY, HENRY WILLEY (1788-1875), civil engineer, was born in
England, the son of Willey Reveley, an architect whose chief
surviving work is the Church of All Saints at Southampton, and
his wife Maria, née James. His parents were friends of such
intellectual liberals as Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Holcroft, William
Godwin and his wife Mary Wollstonecraft. When the last-named died
soon after giving birth to a daughter, her infant was brought up
for some years in the Reveley's home. This child later became the
second wife of the poet Shelley and author of the novel
Frankenstein. After Willey Reveley's death in 1799, his widow
married John Gisbourne and the family went to live in Italy, where
Henry studied mathematics and natural philosophy, distinguished
himself by his scientific attainments, and graduated as a civil
engineer at the University of Pisa, but had difficulty in
obtaining employment. He became a close friend of Shelley, whom he
saved from drowning in the River Arno in 1821. After the poet's
death in 1822, Reveley returned to England, where he is reputed to
have studied under John Rennie, the engineer and constructor of
Waterloo Bridge. In 1827 he went with his wife Amelia, a sister of
the artist Copley Fielding, to Cape Town as colonial civil
engineer, but held this appointment for little more than a year.

When the barque Parmelia called at Cape Town in May 1829,
Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling engaged Reveley as civil
engineer to the Swan River settlement at a salary of £200 and the
Reveleys continued the voyage with the founders of Western
Australia. His first work after arrival was the building of huts
at the temporary encampment on Garden Island. When the party moved
to the mainland he was responsible for the design and construction
of all public works. These included the first barracks, government
offices, commissariat store, first Government House, the gaol at
Fremantle - a 12-sided building now known as the Round House - and
the first court-house at Perth. He also superintended the cutting
of a canal through the shallow flats in the Swan River near the
later Causeway, planned a breakwater and harbour at Fremantle, and
as a private venture built in St George's Terrace the first water-
mill in Perth on the Tuscan principle. Of the many buildings he
designed in a simplified Georgian style, the only surviving ones
in 1966 are the Round House, Fremantle (1831) and the Old Court
House, Perth (1836).

Richard Hills, personal opinion:

>>>An unLawful Reveley Ruling by the AC averaging +1460 and +2210?

Grattan Endicott, personal opinion:

>>+=+ Ah! Temptation! Provocation!
>>        The law book does not place a restriction on the
>>Director's assessment of an adjusted score.....

Law 12B1, first phrase:

"The objective of score adjustment is to redress damage to a non-
offending side"

Richard Hills, personal opinion:

Since it is the very nature of a Reveley Ruling to eschew full
redress of damage to a non-offending side, then Law 12B1 precludes
any such revelry by a Director when assessing.

Best wishes

Richard Hills, Aqua 5, workstation W550
Telephone: 02 6223 8453
Email: richard.hills at immi.gov.au
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