Image courtesy the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW and ACT
History Council of NSW member organisation, the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW and ACT is presenting a new talk on Australian pub architecture. Join society president, Dr Roy Lumby as he discusses “Pubs of the Middle Third 1939-1960s”.
According to one source, during the 1930s Sydney’s pub architecture came into its own, forming one of the most unusual creations of Australian architecture.
At the beginning of the 1960s noted architect and critic Robin Boyd suggested that Sydney’s pubs had given vivid architectural expression for the first time to Australia’s phenomenal beer consumption and gregariousness.
In this paper by Dr Lumby will look at the architecture of Sydney’s pubs and the influences behind it and how the buildings were used across a period of great historical and social change.
You can find out more and purchase your ticket here.
When: Friday 29th March 2019, 7.15pm
Where: Australian Institute of Architects, Tusculum Auditorium, 3 Manning Street Potts Point
Cost: Members $20, Non Members $25, Concessions $15. Ticket cost includes supper and wine.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0423 341 784
re Daily Telegraph 7th May 2022 and Skyscraper planned for top of State Theatre
Dear Dr.Lumby, I share your concerns as one of my interests is the history of Cinemas in Australia. I am a member of CATHS Cinema and Theatre Historical Socy.
It is a tragedy that the Government State or Federal did not buy the State years ago.
When the Sydney Council were talking about a State Theatre, a Cinema for showing retrospectives etc I suggested the State was the perfect venue, the response I got was “not enough office space”.!! exasperating-these days of internet e mails etc most of the supporting staff do not need to be physically in the same building. I would like info about any current tours you may be conducting regards John Swanson 0467-189075