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Australasian Research Links

Please recommend additions and notify dead links to Robin Skinner directly.

Library catalogues

Image search sites

Digitised books

Digitised newspapers

Magazine + journal articles, and conference papers


Government Archives

Library Archives

University Architecture Collections

Miles Lewis's website

Click here for the link to Miles Lewis's website including access to his 'Australian Building: A Cultural Investigation' webpage, his 'Australian Architectural Index' and the 'Melbourne Mansions' database.
This includes access to documentation on the Sydney Supreme Court roof via DropBox.
Contact Miles Lewis for a DropBox invitation.

The s-architecture list


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Partner Organisations


EAHN - European Architectural Humanities Network
EAHN website Architectural Histories journal
The Tools of the Architect, Delft and Rotterdam, 22-24 November 2017 webpage
Fifth International Meeting, Tallinn, 13-16 June 2018 webpage
Histories in Conflict, Jerusalem, 13-15 June 2017 webpage, programme
Fourth International Meeting, Dublin, 2-4 June 2016 webpage, programme, proceedings
Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies, Belgrade, 14-17 October 2015 webpage


SAH - Society of Architectural Historians
SAH website
Information on the 72nd Annual Conference, 24-28 April 2019, Providence, RI
Information on the 71st Annual Conference, 18-22 April 2018, St Paul MN
Program of the 70th Annual Conference, 7-11 June 2017, Glasgow
Program and abstracts of the 69th Annual Conference, 6-10 April 2016, Pasadena CA
Program and abstracts of the 68th Annual Conference, 15-19 April 2015, Chicago IL

Architectural History Societies, Institutions and Research Groups

Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland

Architectural Institute of Japan Architectural Museum

AHRA - Architectural Humanities Research Association

Association Française des historiens de l'architecture

CAMEA - Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture

Construction History Society (UK)

EAHN - European Architectural Humanities Network

IASTE - International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments

SAH - Society of Architectural Historians

SAH-Asia - Society of Architectural Historians-Asia
Disclaimer: Please note that the Society of Architectural Historians-Asia is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or otherwise related to the Society of Architectural Historians, an international American-based organization founded in 1940 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

SAHB - Society of Architectural Historians of Bengal

SAHGB - Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

SEAARC - Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative

SIA - Society for Industrial Archeology

Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada

Urban History Association

Australasian Heritage Organisations

AHT - Antarctic Heritage Trust (New Zealand)

ASHA - Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology

Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

Australia ICOMOS, The Burra Charter

The Copland Foundation

DOCOMOMO Australia

DOCOMOMO New Zealand

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust of New Zealand

Historic Places Aotearoa

Historic Houses Trust of NSW at Sydney Living Museums

ICOMOS New Zealand website, ICOMOS New Zealand Charter

Mawson's Huts Foundation (Australia), Mawson's Huts Replica Museum, Hobart

NTA website, National Trust of Australia

New Zealand Archaeological Association

Australasian Events

Goto Sydney

Marion Hall Best: Interiors
Museum of Sydney, Sydney
5 August - 12 November 2017
This exhibition colourfully charts the work of one of Australia's first and most influential independent interior designers, displaying original furniture, fabrics, furnishings and design schemes.
Click Here

Goto Sydney

The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney
Museum of Sydney, Sydney
22 July - 26 November 2017
This object-rich exhibition tells the stories of Sydney's émigré architects, interior designers and furniture makers working in the 1930s to 1960s and their impact on the development of modernist design in Sydney. Click Here

Goto Fisher

The Auckland School: Celebrating the Centenary of the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning
Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
8 September - 4 November 2017
Celebrating the long and rich history of teaching architecture at the University of Auckland, this centenary exhibition surveys the many lines of thought about architecture and related arts which have developed there from 1917 to the present day. Click Here

Goto Adam

Future Islands: The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale
Adam Art Gallery Victoria University of Wellington
14 October - 17 December 2017
Future Islands was the New Zealand exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Drawing on narratives of islands as sites of possibility, or of other ways of living, Future Islands presents built, not-yet-built and speculative projects by fifty architectural practices from throughout New Zealand.
Click Here
Image: Future Islands


Cyclone Tracy, 40 years on.
Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin
Permanent exhibition
Click Here
Image: Christchurch Cathedral, Darwin

Goto ATL

Unfolding the map: The cartography of New Zealand
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington
16 October 2015 - 2017
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Image: Detail of the Milford Track, 2013, by Roger Smith, Geographx, Nelson: Craig Potton


Building Magazine (1907-1942)
The newly digitised Building magazine is a trove of information about the construction industry in Australia
The State Library of New South Wales has digitised this title and made it fully searchable as part of the State Library's Digital Excellence Program, a major initiative supported by the NSW Government.
Click Here
Image: SLNSW


Progress (1905-1924)
Issues of Progress magazine are now digitised up until 1923
The National Library of New Zealand has digitised this title as part of its Papers Past project.
Click Here
Image: National Library of New Zealand: Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa


Asian Events



SAH-Asia: Society of Architectural Historians-Asia
2nd International Symposium 2017
Disclaimer: Please note that the Society of Architectural Historians-Asia is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or otherwise related to the Society of Architectural Historians, an international American-based organization founded in 1940 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Spaces in transition: globalisation, transnationalism and urban change in the Asia-Pacific
A workshop at the University of Melbourne, 4-5 July 2016
Click here

Rethinking Modern Asia-Pacific Architectures
A postgraduate student plenary at the University of Melbourne, 6 July 2016
Click here

Hidden Traces of Shared History: Rethinking Asia Pacific through 19th and early 20th century photographs
An academic symposium at the University of Melbourne, 29 August 2016
Click here

SEAARC - Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative 2015 Symposium
Click Here


Other Links



AAANZ - The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand

AASA - Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia

ACSA - Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Australian Institute of Art History, The University of Melbourne


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Christchurch Earthquake Recent Updates



Photo by David Walker/Stuff

Christchurch Cathedral to be restored
Photo by David Walker/Stuff

  Miles Warren scheme

Returning to Geo Gilbert Scott's
original unbuilt 1862 scheme
Sir Miles Warren's cathedral design

  Miles Warren scheme

Geo Gilbert Scott's
original unbuilt 1862 scheme
showing its timber structure.
Christchurch Anglican Diocesan Archives.

  Photo by David Wethey

Roman Catholic Cathedral, February 2011
Photo by David Wethey NZPA




Earlier links from this section are listed here


Safety and Preparedness
Be Prepared for Natural Hazards, from EQC (NZ), Click here
Area Vibes: Earthquake Safety Guide (USA), Click here

News Updates
The Rebuild - news updates, Press
Liz McDonald, Rescue group wants to buy Christchurch's McLean's Mansion for $1 Press 14 August 2017
Will Harvie, Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan Press 13 August 2017
Liz McDonald, Dramatic changes unveiled will reshape Christchurch's Cathedral Square Press 31 July 2017
Liz McDonald, New occupants needed for rescued Christchurch heritage buildings Press 10 July 2017

Christ Church Cathedral (Anglican)
Charlie Gates, Christchurch Cathedral is to be restored Press 9 September 2017
Charlie Gates, Anglicans about to start voting on cathedral Press 9 September 2017
Christ Church Cathedral vote: history will be made today Press 9 September 2017
Lorraine North, Restored Christ Church Cathedral could anchor a bustling European style market square Press 8 September 2017
Charlie Gates, Anglicans will 'write history' on Christ Church Cathedral's fate: Bishop Press 8 September 2017
Charlie Gates, Synod members may be leaning toward Cathedral restoration, sources say Press 4 September 2017
Liz McDonald, Adventurous plan would keep Christ Church Cathedral a ruin surrounded by reflective pool Press 20 August 2017
Liz McDonald, A chance for the Christchurch public to think inside their Square Press 19 August 2017
Anglican synod to consider gifting Christ Church Cathedral to the people of NZ Press 14 August 2017
Mark Aitcheson, The powerful symbolism of an unfinished Christ Church Cathedral, heritage campaigners say Press 14 August 2017
Editorial: Scrap over costs for Christ Church Cathedral spills into General Election Press 3 August 2017
Charlie Gates, Anglican synod given out-dated information on Christ Church Cathedral, heritage campaigners say Press 7 July 2017
Nick Truebridge and Michael Wright, Government offers new deal to break Christ Church Cathedral deadlock Press 4 July 2017
Michael Wright, Christchurch City Council votes to give $10m to save Christ Church Cathedral Press 3 July 2017
Charlie Gates, Christchurch Mayor 'blindsided' by synod cathedral decision Press 22 June 2017
Brian Law, Rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral with modern materials to make it sound sweeter Press 19 June 2017
Charlie Gates, Lost the plot? These 19 questions will get you up to speed on the Christ Church Cathedral saga Press 27 May 2017
Victoria Matthews, Bishop Victoria Matthews: Three more months to wait for Cathedral decision not excessive Press 25 May 2017
Charlie Gates, Christ Church Cathedral survey 'misleading', says restoration campaigner Press 19 April 2017

Christchurch Town Hall restoration
Nick Truebridge, 'Revised total rebuild cost for Christchurch Town Hall and orchestra building not yet known' Press 26 October 2017
Nick Truebridge, 'No Christchurch Town Hall shows until 2019 as construction 'challenges' push out completion date' Press 7 August 2017
Charlie Gates, 'Christchurch Town Hall restoration contract signed' Press 9 July 2015
Lois Cairn and Tina Lall, Christchurch Town Hall $127.5m restoration approved Press 11 June 2015

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Michael Wright, 'Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp' Press 28 May 2015

Canterbury Provincial Chambers.
Lois Cairns, $108m needed to restore earthquake-damaged Canterbury Provincial Chambers Press 21 April 2015
ICOMOS New Zealand report; World Monuments Fund Watch List nomination

The Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) 21-24 October 2016
The annual event exploring urban regeneration and revitalisation in Christchurch.
FESTA 2016 website, 2016 programme, CityUps +