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Sir Joseph Totterdell: Remarkable Australian Bricklayer who Transformed the Brick Building Industry in WA

Sir Joseph Totterdell

This is the very remarkable story of a clever and industrious man who foresaw the needs of the building industry in Western Australia and took action to make it happen.

Son of a Bricklayer and Brickmaker, Joseph Totterdell (1885-1959) immigrated to Australia from England in 1903. Before doing so he completed a five year Bricklaying apprenticeship where he was indentured to his father from the very young age of thirteen.

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