Collection UQFL228 - Conrad and Gargett Architectural Drawings

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UQFL228

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Conrad and Gargett Architectural Drawings

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  • 1890-1986 (Creation)

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ca. 1850 plans.

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(1890-)

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Charles McLay became Henry Atkinson’s first partner in 1907 and their partnership flourished with both residential and commercial work. Arnold Conrad joined the firm in 1912, with Brenan Gargett joining the firm just before the start of the First World War. Upon Charles McLay’s death, Arnold Conrad became Atkinson’s new partner, and Brenan Garget became a full partner in 1939 after Henry Atkinson retired. The architectural work of the firm includes Trades Hall, McWhirter and Son, Craigston Apartments, the Courier Mail Building, and the Empire (later St. James) Theatre in Albert Street.

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(1887-1979)

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(1898-1975)

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(1866-1938)

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(1860-1918)

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(1930-)

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(1932-2014)

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(1915-)

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(1868-1920)

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(1879-1950)

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(1907-2002)

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(1910-)

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(1907-1974)

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(1906-1983)

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(1901-1968)

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(1917-1994)

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Francis Hall was a member of a noted Brisbane architectural family, grandson of Francis Richard Hall (1862 - 1934), and great grandson of John Hall (1835 - 1883). Born in Brisbane in 1917, he was registered as an architect in Queensland and New South Wales in 1944 and in the United Kingdom in 1962. He studied abroad in Europe and England and between 1949 and 1978 he was employed by the Queensland Works Department working on the restoration and preservation of public buildings of historical significance. He retired to England in 1978 where he was architectural consultant to Queensland House, London.

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(1901-)

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(1858-1954)

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George Brockwell Gill was born in London and completed his architectural training in England before emigrating to Australia in 1886 and settling in Ipswich. He began working with the architect Samuel Shenton, and took over his practice when Shenton retired in 1889. Gill was elected an Associate of the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1904 and a Fellow by 1913. He was the Institute's vice-president in 1914-16 and president in 1918-19. His outstanding works in Ipswich include: the Cribb and Foote department store (1911), the City View Hotel (1908), and the Solders' Memorial Hall (1922). Gill retired in 1943 and his practice was taken over by the Brisbane firm of Conrad and Gargett. Gill died on 1 June 1954.

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(1861-1947)

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(1884-1938)

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(1901-1972)

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G.H.M. Addison was an architect and painter working in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane between 1884 and 1922.

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(1909-2000)

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Roderic Walter Voller (1909 - 2000), the son of Brisbane architect Water Carey Voller and his wife Ellen (nee Harwood) was born in Brisbane in 1909. He studied architecture at the Central Technical College Brisbane from 1927 to 1931, working as an articled pupil for his father. Upon completion of his studies Voller went to England and worked for Oliver Percy Bernard until 1938. That year he was admitted as an Associate into the Royal British Institute of Architects. He married Joan (nee Scott) in 1938 and they moved to Australia the same year. Becoming an Associate of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1939, Voller established himself as an architect in Brisbane. Rod Voller was in private architectural practice in Brisbane with C.E. Plant from 1938 to 1941. From 1944 to 1946 he worked as an Assistant Architect at the Brisbane City Council. He and his second cousin, Ronald James Voller set up practice in Queen Street in 1946 as Voller & Voller. This practice became The Architects Group and Roderic Voller stayed there until 1949. He also worked as a part time resident architect for the University of Queensland on urgent accommodation from 1947 to 1948. Voller was in partnership with John Kershaw from 1958 to 1974. He received the Member of the Order of Australia Award for service to architecture and the community in 1989. While semi-retired he continued to work in private practice at Nambour from 1975 to 1991.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Architectural drawings, 1890-1986
Collection alternatively titled as: Conrad & Gargett Collection.

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Scope and content

Drawings of residential and commercial buildings in Brisbane and regional Queensland. Collection includes drawings by Atkinson and Conrad, Atkinson, Powell and Conrad, and Atkinson and McLay, together with plans by other architects, including George Brockwell Gill, C. W. Chambers and Lange Powell.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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