- 1873-1924 (Creation)
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1 box, 1 tube (23 plans).
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John H. Buckeridge (1857-1934) was an English-born Australian architect. Buckeridge was born in Oxford in 1857, the son of the architect Charles Buckeridge and his wife Anne. He attended Magdalen College, Oxford and studied architecture under J. L. Pearson. From 1874 to 1878 he served in the Artists' Rifles. Buckeridge migrated to Australia in 1886. In 1887 he went to Queensland by invitation of William Webber, third Bishop of Brisbane, and by recommendation of Edward White Benson, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was appointed the Architect for the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and held that position until 1902. During that period he designed about sixty wooden churches for parishes in southern Queensland. Remaining examples include Christ Church, Milton, which was built as a temporary replacement for the earlier stone church, damaged in a storm of 1890. Of Buckeridge's domestic architecture, at least two examples remain, the rectory of St Mary's Anglican Church, Kangaroo Point and the former Rectory of St Andrew's Church, South Brisbane, designed in 1887 and extended by Buckeridge in 1892. Buckeridge's more substantial churches include the stone church of St Luke's Anglican Church, Toowoomba. Christ Church Anglican Church, Bundaberg, was designed in the 1890s but not constructed until 1926. Buckeridge also designed the Quetta Memorial Church, now All Souls and St Bartholomew's Memorial Cathedral, on Thursday Island, in memory of the lives lost in the wreck of the RMS Quetta. In 1892 Buckeridge commenced work in Sydney, remodelling the interior of St James' Church, King Street, removing the galleries, creating an apse and a raised platform for the choir. At this time he was also employed on work at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. In 1907 Buckeridge became an architect with the New South Wales Department of Public Works, remaining in that position until his retirement. On 10 September 1890 Buckeridge had married Ada Emily Stanley (1868 - 1945) at St John’s Pro-Cathedral Brisbane. They had 13 children. Their son Charles Stanley Buckeridge (born 25 June 1892) was killed at Lone Pine on 7 August 1915. John Hingeston Buckeridge died on 25 June 1934 at his residence, 8 Garfield Street, Carlton, Sydney. He was privately cremated at Woronora crematorium on 26 June 1934.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1873-1924
Collection alternatively titled as: John Hingeston Buckeridge Collection
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This material was received from Brit Andresen. Andresen had received it from one of Buckeridge's children, his son Norman Basil Buckeridge (1907 -?), for her research into the life and work of JH Buckeridge.
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- Buckeridge, John Hingeston, 1857-1934 (Subject)
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.