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.

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