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A.W. Purnell Exhibition in China

Recently I attended the opening of an exhibition and symposium on the work of the Australian architect Arthur Purnell at the Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen’s Mansion, which Purnell designed in 1907, in Guangzhou, China. It was a very formal … Continue reading

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A Melbourne office building designed by Arthur Purnell in the late 1950s. Purnell loved flash cars and drove a Studebaker at the time, which may well be the car shown in this sketch. I’ve just received a $20,000 research grant … Continue reading

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Lichgate, Tsohshaan Mansions, Toorak, Designed by A.W. Purnell

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Two Melbourne Shop-Houses Designed By A.W. Purnell

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A.W. Purnell

French ‘candle-snuffer’ style tower, Imperial Customs House, Shamian, Guangzhou, China, designed in 1904 by Geelong/Melbourne architect Arthur W. Purnell (shown, right, playing golf circa 1938).

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