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One of three photographs of domestic roof-top adornments in Lyttleton Street, East Launceston. This one features a cat. Situated on the edge of the roof over-looking the street, it is possible that the cat was in part inspired by the gargoyles that…

One of three photographs of domestic roof-top adornments (although the house is now a medical practice) in Lyttleton Street, East Launceston. This one features one of the most popular and enduring images of the medieval period, the winged dragon.…

Hyperlink to an image of Skipton Presbyterian Church in Victoria. Shows a detailed corner of the building. Built in the 19th Century gothic style from bluestone.

Image of London Court in Perth, Western Australia. London Court is an open air retail shopping arcade that runs between St George’s Terrace and Hay Street in the centre of Perth. The building was commissioned in 1936 by WA entrepreneur Claude de…

Newspaper article regarding a carving by the sculptor Thomas Muller. The carving is said to bear a resemblance to the economist Colin Clark. By carving the gargoyle-like creature in the image of a public figure, the journalist argues that Muller has…

Taken from the West Australian, 15 June 1935, p. 2. Pertains to the aesthetics of the Perth City Skyline, which includes a number of Gothic architectural features, including a griffin, spires and a gargoyle.

This article from The Canberra Times in 1941 provides an update on the building of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Construction had begun in 1937, and the Memorial was set to be the largest stone building in the southern hemisphere. A…

This article from the Canberra Times discusses changing methods of sculpting designs into stone. It distinguishes between recent methods (in 1930) in which designs were modelled onto clay and then copied onto stone or marble by masons, and older…