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Our Architectural Heritage

March 26, 2015

Great post from the staff at the State Library of WA about Western Australian architects, some I know (I’m a great fan of John Hawes) and some were new to me – well worth the read!

State Library of Western Australia Blog

Proposed residence for JFT Hassell Esq.  State Library of Western Australia  ACC 7012A Proposed residence for JFT Hassell Esq.
Bastow & Marwood, Architects
State Library of Western Australia ACC 7012A

A lighthouse design from the 1850s, an 1860s plan for a Perth residence (pictured), designs for European-style apartments or plans for contemporary homes, you will find these and more in the State Library collections. Included are examples of the work of some of Western Australia’s most prominent and influential architects.

Original archival plans, specifications, drawings and correspondence are supplemented by photographs, books and indexes referring to biographies and articles about individual architects.

Only a small number of items from these collections has been digitised. The State Library welcomes expressions of interest in sponsoring the digitising of more of these historic architectural records.

Bastow and Marwood
The partnership of Bastow and Marwood lasted only a year or so (1904).
Austin Bastow (1867-1942) was born in the United States. He moved to Tasmania with his parents and…

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Short and sweet

June 30, 2011

Not quite my last post, I will write a final one tomorrow – but tonight it’s late, there was lightning coming near so I’ve unplugged the PC and will send you all a soothing picture from the iPhone…

Winthrop Hall at dusk.

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