25-27 November 2022

The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group. Hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland.

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Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand invites papers for a special issue (Vol. 33, No. 2) on the theme of ‘Trans-Tasman Trips and Tropes’, edited by Julie Willis, Paul Walker & Katti Williams. The deadline for paper submission is 30th November 2022. Read more.


The Society’s AGM will be held on Friday 25 November, between 4-5.30pm Auckland time. Current SAHANZ members have been sent a Zoom link to the meeting. The SAHANZ Committee looks forward to updating you on the work that is being done to advance the aims of Society. Agenda and 2021 Minutes for the meeting can be found here  

New Life and Honorary Members of SAHANZ

You are cordially invited to attend the announcement of a new Honorary member and a new Life member of the Society. The SAHANZ Committee hope you can join us in celebrating the achievements and contributions made by Professor Desley Luscombe and Associate Professor Peter Scriver to the field of architectural history. The celebration event will be held on Friday 25 November after the Society’s AGM. For those attending the conference in person, you are invited to drinks from 5.30pm that afternoon at the conference venue, and for those wanting to join online, please accept this Zoom invite for the formal proceedings which will start at 6pm (Auckland time).

Alan_Bond_Perth_WA_1985 Rennie Ellis Archive
Image credit: Alan Bond, Perth, W.A. 1985. Photograph by Rennie Ellis. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

2022 David Saunders Founder’s Grant

Congratulations to Loren Adams, recipient of the this year’s David Saunders Founder’s Grant. Loren’s project is entitled ‘Fun in the Sun with Other People’s Funds: The Socio-Spatial Exploits of Alan Bond’.

The grant will assist with the digitalisation of architectural drawings relating to the property developments instigated by Bond and a field trip to document the once hedonistic Cockatoo Island Resort.