Friedrich Krichauff
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Friedrich Krichauff

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Friedrich Edouard Heinrich Wulf Krichauff (15 December 1824 - 29 September 1904) was a politician in colonial South Australia.[1]

Krichauff was born in Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the son of Carl Krichauff, a judge of the Supreme Court of the Duchy of Schleswig, and his wife Julie, née von Bertouch.[1][2]

Having passed through the State colleges of Schleswig and Husum, Krichauff served three years as an apprentice at the botanic gardens in connection with the University of Kiel. In 1846 he matriculated at the University of Berlin, and passed first class at examinations in Kiel. As a result, he was allowed a stipend by the Danish Government to travel as gardener and botanist; but the war of 1848 prevented him from enjoying this privilege.[2]

Krichauff went to South Australia in December 1848, and settled at Bugle Ranges in the Adelaide Hills, east of the city of Adelaide. For many years he was the chairman of the District Council of Macclesfield, as well of the District Council of Strathalbyn. He was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly for Mount Barker on 9 March 1857, but resigned on 12 March 1858. He was again elected to the House, this time for Onkaparinga on 5 April 1870, serving until 22 May 1882, when he resigned his seat to travel in Europe and America.[2] After his return he was elected to the Assembly for the district of Victoria (8 April 1884), and continued to represent the constituency until his retirement from the House at the 1890 colonial election.

Krichauff briefly served as a Minister in May 1870, when he was Commissioner of Public Works for twenty days in Henry Strangways' reconstructed Cabinet.[2] He was returned to the South Australian Legislative Council in June 1890 for the Southern District, holding the seat until 18 May 1894.[3]

Krichauff married Dora Fischer at Bugle Ranges on 10 May 1853.[2] He died in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 29 September 1904.[1]

Edward William Krichauff (1858 - 22 December 1925), a trustee of the State Bank of South Australia, was a son.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c O'Neill, Sally. "Krichauff, Friedrich Eduard Heinrich Wulf (1824-1904)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 2014 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mennell, Philip (1892). "Krichauff, Hon. Friedrich Edouard Heinrich Wulf" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ "Friedrich Eduard Heinrich Wulf Krichauff". Former Member of Parliament Details. Parliament of South Australia.
  4. ^ "Obituary". The Chronicle (Adelaide). LXVIII (3, 614). South Australia. 26 December 1925. p. 22. Retrieved 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Colton
Commissioner of Public Works
12 May 1870 – 30 May 1870
Succeeded by
John Carr
South Australian House of Assembly
New district Member for Mount Barker
Served alongside:
John Dunn
Succeeded by
William Rogers
William Townsend
Member for Onkaparinga
Served alongside:
Thomas Reynolds
Succeeded by
Rowland Rees
William Whinham
Member for Victoria
Served alongside:
John Bagot, Daniel Livingston, John Osman
Succeeded by
James Cock
South Australian Legislative Council
James Garden Ramsay
Member for Southern District
Served alongside: Samuel Tomkinson, John Hannah Gordon, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Richard Baker, Lancelot Stirling
Succeeded by
Sir Edwin Thomas Smith

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