William Hardy Wilson


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Australian architect. Influenced by Lutyens and McKim, Mead, & White, he studied surviving Georgian architecture in Australia, published (1924) as Old Colonial Architecture in New South Wales and Tasmania. In 1911 he established a practice in Sydney with Stacey Arthur Neave (1883–1941): they designed a series of Colonial Revival houses, including Eryldene, Gordon (1913–14—with a verandah and flanking pavilions), Purulia, Wahroonga (1916), and Macquarie Cottage, Pymble (1921), all in Sydney. Wilson also designed many gardens, employing axes, pergolas, and planting-schemes derived from those of the early C19. In the 1920s he introduced oriental exoticism into some of his architecture. The practice continued to design fine Colonial Georgian buildings almost until the 1939–45 war.

Pearl (1970);C. T. Simpson et al . (1980);Jane Turner (1996)

Subjects: Architecture.

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