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Annear, Harold Desbrowelocked

(b Bendigo, Victoria, Aug 16, 1865; d Melbourne, June 22, 1933).
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Australian architect. He served articles with William Salway (1844–1902) in Melbourne and practised alone from the late 1880s to the early 1930s, with a circle of clients and friends drawn from varying levels of Melbourne society. As well as a commitment to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, he aimed to create an Australian idiom and saw architecture as an art rather than a profession. His talent for sketching and his flair for writing on architecture were also recognized at an early stage in local building journals....

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Australian Dictionary of Biography (Melbourne, 1966–)