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  • Title
    Donald Maclurcan papers, 1953-1982
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8188
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1953-1982
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    80529
  • Physical Description
    0.80 metres of textual material (5 boxes)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Donald Maclurcan, OBE KCSG, 1918-1999. Known principally as an architect, designed St John's Episcopal Church at Dee Why, the Roseville Bridge, the Captain Cook Bridge, Nepean Bridge, Bargo Bridge and the Hawkesbury Bridge. He joined the Australian Army in World War II serving in the Middle East and New Guinea. He married Margaret Davis on May 10, 1942 in Sydney while on leave. He later joined architects Fowell and Mansfield, becoming governing director of Fowell Mansfield Jarvis & Maclurcan. This firm were responsible for designing the Eastern Suburbs railway, the Sydney County Council building and St Therese's Catholic Church at Beauty Point. Maclurcan officially served the Institution of Engineers, the Zoological Parks Board of NSW and the National Parks Advisory Committee of Architects. He was also President of the Ski Council for over a decade, an enthusiastic competition sailor and model ship maker.

    References:
    Compiled from obituary written by John Maclurcan in the Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 23rd August, 1999
  • Scope and Content
    Papers related to Donald Maclurcan's design projects and the work of architectural firm Fowell Mansfield Jarvis & Maclurcan. Also includes papers related to his overseas study tours, and invlovement with The Taronga Zoological Park Trust and Western Plains Zoo, and the Dianella Ski Club Cooperative.

    BOX 1
    Dianella Ski Club correspondence and administrative documents, 1953-1982.

    BOX 2
    Taronga Zoological Park Trust correspondence and photographs, 1965-1978.

    BOX 3
    Correspondence related to Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo and the Taronga Zoological Park Trust 1973-1974. Correspondence files related to overseas study tours and travel, 1967-1974.
    Personal correspondence, receipts, invoices.

    BOX 4
    Lecture notes, correspondence, articles, newsclippings and printed documents related to engineering, architecture, the firm Fowell Mansfield Jarvis & Maclurcan, overseas tours and ski racing.

    BOX 5
    Printed material related to The Royal Insitute of Architects, Captain Cook Bridge, Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority, major road and bridge works. Printed reports and office book for the firm Fowell Mansfield Jarvis & Maclurcan, and printed material related to design projects, government reports and building standards
  • Source
    Presented by Mr D.C.B. Maclurcan in 1993
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2011-2012
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