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Presentation Synopsis

John Winthrop Hackett and the Hackett Memorial Buildings

John Winthrop Hackett (1848-1916) was born in Ireland, emigrated to the eastern states of Australia, and then moved to Western Australia. He became a member of the Legislative Assembly, worked to achieve federation, and with others achieved the creation of The University of Western Australia. He was knighted in 1911, by coincidence in the year in which an Act of Parliament established this university. After his death his estate was ably managed by Alfred Langler, and in 1926 the sum of 425,000 became available to build the Winthrop Hall and associated buildings. The architectural features of these buildings are described in the recently published book The Hackett Memorial Buildings at the University of Western Australia, written by the speaker, and will be illustrated in this lecture.

About the Speaker

Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones, a graduate of Cambridge University, was appointed to a lectureship in Classics and Ancient History at UWA in 1957. In addition to teaching the regular courses in Classics, he developed an interest in ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture, and taught courses in that area until 2011. His research has been concentrated on the coinage of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Speaker(s) Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones
Location Reid Library, Ground Floor Meeting Room, UWA
Contact Susan O'Connor <[email protected]> : 6488 2354
Start Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:00
End Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:00
Submitted by Susan O'Connor <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:15
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