Series 439 - Drawings for furniture

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Drawings for furniture


  • 1951 - 1969 (Creation)

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0.1m (one map folder)

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(1899 - 1990)

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Fred Ward came to the Australian National University in 1952 after securing a contract to design furniture for University House. In 1954 he was appointed as ANU Designer and formed the ANU Design Unit where furniture was designed for other ANU buildings. He left the ANU in 1960 to establish a private practice.

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The drawings are for furniture particularly for University House, but there are also photographs of chairs and other furniture at University House, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and Bruce Hall. Two stained glass designs by G Kellock of Ballarat have been retained though their significance is unclear.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 15 June 2011




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