Edwin Hubert Henderson Architect

This site is dedicated to the life and work of Edwin Hubert Henderson, architect (1885-1939). Henderson was Chief Architect of the Commonwealth of Australia from 1929-1939.

Henderson’s Professional History

Henderson was greatly esteemed in the architectural profession as his membership of professional bodies here and in the UK shows. Henderson was articled to the firm of Marshall & Tweedy … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Commonwealth Bank 219-225 Bourke St

This week I was contacted by Georgina Criddle who is a visual artist currently presenting a twelve-week long site-specific exhibition and newsletter at West Space, located on level 1 of the old … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

“A very great loss”

E.H. Henderson’s death was front page news around Australia. IMPORTANT BUILDINGS DESIGNED Sydney Morning Herald 13 June 1939 Mr. Henderson designed nearly all Commonwealth Government buildings erected in recent years, … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Winifred Julia Henderson (nee Smith)

Henderson’s first marriage was to Winifred Julia Smith.  They married on 31 March 1914 at Christ Church, St Kilda.  He was 28, she was 26.  They were divorced in 1923. … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Muriel Grace Henderson (nee Butcher)

Henderson married Muriel Grace Butcher (1905-1966) in 1933 at Queanbeyan.  He was 48 , she was 28. Muriel Butcher was the daughter of Thomas William Butcher (1875-1950) and Grace Eliza … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Henderson’s family

Edwin Hubert Henderson was born in 1885 in Gateshead, Durham.  His father was Edwin Nicholas Lindsay Henderson (born 1862) and his mother, Mary Agnes Henderson (nee Rowe) (born 1864). Henderson had 3 … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment