11 MAR 2012

Hey Pa remember that big wet in 20 – 12.

Yes son.

We got them 2 Land Rovers stuck in the top paddock Pa.

Yes Son, would ‘ave got 3 stuck, but we only ‘ad 2.

Yes Pa….

Hi all,

Super sleuth Sylvia – Jo’s mum, has been on the job and dug up the interesting fact that unbeknownst to us Winsome Hall was an Australian architect!!

When Winsome Hall completed her University of Sydney architectural degree in 1928 she was the sole woman in her year and also the only woman graduate to find employment.  With the Depression looming she was fortunate to find work with the architect Clement Glancey, who employed a number of young female architects at this time; she thought  perhaps this was for economic reasons in those difficult years as their pay was one-third less than that of men.

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Winsome Hall Andrew, courtesy Chalice Roughan 

There is good evidence however of her talent in this early period of her career, including her signed drawings for a holiday cottage, plans for a block of apartments, and a carefully worked design for Sydney’s Martin Place competition. In 1939, when Rosette Edmunds published her history of world architecture illustrated with her own drawings, she included Winsome Hall’s design for a ‘Modern House’ as one of only four illustrations of modern architecture.

Curious how these things happen, all part of the whimsy I guess and a cool fact for when Nathan writes up the house for his entry in the BHP Steel design awards.

Other than getting bogged and needing to have both Land Rovers pulled out by our neighbours and their tractor it was an eventful week.

Top of the wall all done. That’s Stevo on the ladder. What’s it with firemen, tight shirts and ladders? Not as if it is a calendar shoot. don’t know what I would do without his and DOD’s help though now Angus the apprentice is back at Uni.

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The bit between the doors

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The back wall all done

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The shed is finally finished and ready for the…

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Super quiet 3PH 16kVa Kohler back up Gen Set

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My stitches are out, still a bit sore but.

Cheers

Franky

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2 Responses to 11 MAR 2012

  1. buidlurself says:

    I usually do not leave many remarks, however after reading a few of the remarks on 11 MAR 2012 |
    Winsome Hall. I actually do have a few questions for youu if
    you do not mind. Is it just me or do some of the
    comments come across as if they are written by brain dead
    individuals? 😛 And, if you are writing at other sites,
    I would like to follow anything fresh you have to post.
    Would you post a list off the complete urls of all your shared
    pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page
    oor twitter feed?

    Like

    • Hello,
      I am not sure about the brain dead bit but the part at the start of the post is a take off of a very old Australian radio play called Dad and Dave. Sorry I don’t do any other form of social media my paranoia can barely cope with a blog
      Cheers
      Franky

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