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J.J. Talbot Hobbs

hobbsHobbs was a WW1 general and an architect. In Fremantle he designed Samson House, 1889, the Samson building in Cliff St, 1892, the Scots Presbyterian church, 1897, Victoria Hall, 1897, the Dalgety (Elder/Wilhemsen) building, 1902, the Dalgety (aka Samson) Bond Store, 1901, and the Elder Shenton & Co Building, 37-45 Cliff St, now the home of local paper, The Fremantle Herald, on the corner of Croke Lane (formerly Dalgety St).

He also designed many significant buildings in Perth (such as the Weld Club), Peppermint Grove (including his own house, The Bungalow, Keane St), and elsewhere.

The firm he established, Hobbs, Winning & Leighton, designed the Passenger Terminal (1962) and the Port Authority Building (1963) (at 1 Cliff St) on Victoria Quay.


References and Links

Fred Leist, portrait, 1917

Wikipedia article/list

ADB entry

National Anzac Centre page

This statue used to stand on the Esplanade; it has been relocated to the Supreme Court Gardens. Photo from 1959. Edward Kohler sculpted the figure, Alex Winning designed the monument.

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