Lost in translation? William Wardell's St John's College, Sydney and Convent and School, Kew

de Jong, Ursula M. 2008, Lost in translation? William Wardell's St John's College, Sydney and Convent and School, Kew, in SAHANZ 2008 : History in practice : 25th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, [Geelong, Vic.], pp. 1-23.

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Title Lost in translation? William Wardell's St John's College, Sydney and Convent and School, Kew
Author(s) de Jong, Ursula M.
Conference name SAHANZ Conference (25th : 2008 : Geelong, Vic.)
Conference location Geelong, Australia
Conference dates 3-6 July 2008
Title of proceedings SAHANZ 2008 : History in practice : 25th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand
Editor(s) Beynon, David
de Jong, Ursula
Publication date 2008
Conference series Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Conference
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Publisher Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
Place of publication [Geelong, Vic.]
Summary This paper considers two Colleges designed by the nineteenth century architect William Wardell (1823-99): St John’s College, within the University of Sydney (1858-59) and Convent and School, Kew, now known as Genazzano FCJ College Kew, Melbourne (1889). The approach of significant anniversaries for each of the Colleges has been the major impetus behind the current research. Both commissions demonstrate laudable aspirations; difficulty in comprehending and realising the design; partial completions and accretions over time which testify to changes in economic fortune and taste; inappropriate additions; and decades of neglect fuelled by a general misunderstanding of the 19th century for much of the 20th century. At the beginning of the 21st century conservation management plans were commissioned independently for both projects. Using the two Colleges as case studies, this paper examines tradition and its transformation, design and its translation, heritage and its significance.
ISBN 9780958192545
Language eng
Field of Research 120103 Architectural History and Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, SAHANZ
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018195

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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