John Sulman


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(1849–1934), architect and town planner, was born in England to artistic parents; his eldest daughter, Florence, also shared the family's artistic talent. After training in architecture, Sulman won the coveted Pugin travelling scholarship in 1871. Despite a successful practice in London, his own and his wife's illnesses compelled the family to move to Australia in 1885. Sulman worked in private practice in Sydney, where his commissions included numerous churches and public buildings. He contributed significantly to the development of the Australian profession through his office as vice-president of the Institute of Architects of New South Wales and his lectures at the University of Sydney.


From The Oxford Companion to Australian History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.