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STANGER, William

Born: 1811 09 27
Died: 1854 03 14

Land Surveyor


Trained as a surveyor; in 1841 he was a member of a botanical expedition to the Niger. By 1848 he was working in Natal and undertook a survey of Durban in the year 1848 and was appointed the first Surveyor-General of Natal; the town of Stanger (founded in 1873) was named after him. Though of limited architectural ability, he made the designs for the Courthouse at Ladysmith in about 1848. After his death the position of Surveyor-General of Natal was taken over by Peter Cormac SUTHERLAND

(DSAB II; Kearney 1973; Raper 1987; SESA 4:114)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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Courthouse: c1848. Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing STANGER

HSRC. 1972. Dictionary of South African Biography Volume II. Pretoria: Tafelberg for The Human Sciences Research Council. pp 702-703

Kearney, Brian. 1973. Architecture in Natal from 1824 1893. Cape Town: Balkema. pp 10, 11, 24, 59, 74