Archive 2013

Take A Walking Tour Of Goulburn's Victorian Architecture


Planning a trip to the historic city of Goulburn? There are some great guides now available on some of the Victorian architecture that graces its streets.

This year Goulburn celebrates its 150 year old status. In celebration Daphne Penalver, David Penalver and Linda Cooper collated together documents from the Manfred Collection held by the Goulburn and District Historical Society Inc. into a series of three guides on architecture by the Victorian architect Edmund Cooper Manfred.

Trained in Sydney under the colonial architect Edmund Blackett, Manfred set up his architecture and surveying practice in Goulburn in 1879. EC Manfred and later Manfred & Son operated until 1950 and had a lasting effect on how the cityscape was formed.

The first guide, 'EC Manfred - Architect and Surveyor, Goulburn' is 39 pages long and provides an overview of Manfred's life and architectural output. It's available for $27, which includes postage within Australia.


The second and third guides, 'A self-guided walking tour around Goulburn's Church Hill featuring the architecture of EC Manfred, a great Victorian architect' (27 pages) and 'Self-guided walking tour of Goulburn's West End featuring the architecture of EC Manfred, a great Victorian architect' (23 pages) will allow you to wander the lovely streets of Goulburn and discover it's architectural history. Both guides are available for $9 each, which includes postage within Australia.

To obtain a copy of these publications email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Provided by Daphne Penalver


CPD Talks: Inhouse Group 3 Offers a Special Discount for AAA Members


Thinking of selling your home? Or just looking to enliven the space you live or work in with a new artwork? Then keep the evening of Thursday 15 August free.

Inhouse Group 3 are offering a special discount to AAA members to attend two talks on the evening. Architects and designers will earn one continuing professional development (CPD) point for each talk.

The first talk will be 'Designing and Decorating Interiors for Sale'. This presentation will introduce what to do and what not to do when designing and decorating homes for sale. Over an hour, presenter Barry Goldman will highlight from his 40 years of experience as a real estate agent and licenced valuer, how to understand the market place, learn what things buyers look for in floor plan layout and what decor appeals to the market.

The second talk 'The Process of Commissioning Public Sculpture', will be presented by Todd Stuart a designer and sculptor represented by Soho Galleries. Over the hour you will gain an understanding of the process of commissioning sculpture and artworks, learn the steps involved in achieving the right result for both artwork and client and learn an appreciation for the merits of public artwork in the urban environment.

The program for the evening is below:
6.00-6.30pm: Light refreshments served
6.30-7.30pm: Presentation 'Designing and Decorating Homes for Sale'
7.30-7.40pm: Tea Break
7.40-8.40pm: Presentation 'The Process of Commissioning Public Sculpture'
Date: Thursday 15 August 2013
Where: ACTIU Showroom - Unit 5, 37-69 Union Street, Pyrmont
Tickets: $45.00 (public) / $35.00 (AAA Members)

To secure your place at the talks, click here.


  • Article: Vanessa Couzens



Save over 30% on Castlecrag Walk



To coincide with the Castlecrag Fair on Sunday 16th June, we are offering $10 discount on the popular Castlecrag Walk 1 on the day.

This walking tour is primarily in the Burley Griffin Estate and includes seeing some of Griffin and Nichol houses as well as wonderful examples of domestic architecture from some of the well-known and not so well-known architects.

Come along and enjoy a 2 hour walk with a knowledgeable AAA tour guide, in one of Sydney's most picturesque suburbs, perched on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sparkling waters of Middle Cove, only 15 minutes from the CBD of Sydney.

Castlecrag Fair Special discounted price $20 and Family ticket $25. Don't miss out, book now !