Spotlight on the collection: A reflection on selected works of William Hodgen Jnr

Image: Detail of working drawing of residence, Kensington Estate, Toowoomba, 11 Oct 1897, Job D12, UQFL116 W Hodgen and Hodgen Collection, Fryer Library

The records of architect William Hodgen, one of Fryer Library's most significant architectural collections, are featured in the new publication Altering the face of Toowoomba: a reflection on selected works of William Hodgen Jnr by John Parker and Sandra Searston.

The book is the outcome of a project begun with Year 11 and 12 students at St Ursula's College in Toowoomba. It combines full-colour reproductions of architectural drawings, newspaper articles, and historical and contemporary images to provide a striking look into Hodgen's architectural legacy.

The W Hodgen and Hodgen Collection (UQFL116) consists of drawings, correspondence, specifications and other records of his wide-ranging practice, and includes some material from early in the 1890s when he worked and studied in London, prior to the commencement of his Toowoomba-based practice in 1897.

Cover image of Altering the face of Toowoomba

Altering the face of Toowoomba and UQFL116 W Hodgen and Hodgen Collection are available to researchers and interested members of the public in the Fryer Library Reading Room.

Last updated:
4 January 2017