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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Knight, John George

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Knight, John George, Government Resident of the Northern Territory of South Australia, after a successful career as an architect in Melbourne, during which period he designed the Parliament Houses and the Public Library, entered the South Australian Government service in Sept 1873, and in April 1880 was appointed clerk of the Local Court, Government statist, clerk of the Licensing Bench and public trustee at Port Darwin. He was afterwards created a stipendiary magistrate, and represented the Territory at the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition in 1887. He was a member of the South Australian Commission for the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888. When Mr. Parsons retired from the position of Government Resident of the Territory, Mr. Knight was appointed to act until a successor was nominated. He was permanently appointed to the position on July 13th, 1890, and died in 1891.