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W. E. Kemp's school buildings 1880-96: ‘seed-germ of the Australian architecture of the future’?


Orr, K, W. E. Kemp's school buildings 1880-96: seed-germ of the Australian architecture of the future'?, Fabrications, 19, (1) pp. 96-121. ISSN 1033-1867 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2009 SAHANZ & Kirsten Orr. Published in Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

DOI: doi:10.1080/10331867.2009.10539647


The newly formed Parkes Government of 1878 inaugurated four years of stable government in New South Wales, during which a national system of free, compulsory and secular primary school education was introduced. Its Public Instruction Act of 1880 created a demand for new school buildings and the refurbishment of existing structures to house the ever-increasing number of students. The work of erecting schools, which in previous years had been carried out by George A. Mansfield under an arrangement with the Council of Education, was transferred to the Department of Public Instruction and William Edmund Kemp was placed in charge of the office of "Architect for Public Schools."

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:WE Kemp, Australian architecture, school buildings
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Orr, K (Professor Kirsten Orr)
ID Code:107510
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2016-03-17
Last Modified:2016-09-20

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