Macdonald, Alexander James

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Macdonald, Alexander James

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1864 - 1951

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Alexander James Macdonald was born in Fitzroy, Victoria on 21 February 1864. Macdonald received his architectural training in Edinburgh, Scotland. He returned to Australia around 1888 to work in private practice before joining the Victorian Public Works Department as an Assistant Architect on 10 August 1889. At 32 years of age, he became Examiner of Patents for Victoria and later Chief Examiner of Patents for the Commonwealth. He returned temporarily to public architecture in 1912 and in the following two years worked intermittently as Walter Burley Griffin's chief assistant.

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Victoria

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architect; public servant

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Entered from deposit description on 15 May 2012

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An Ideal City? http://www.idealcity.org.au/46/shortlist-09.html (accessed on 18 November 2011)
Anne Neale. “A J Macdonald: Enigma and Romance in the Public Service,” Fabrications, vol. 10, August 1999, pp. 115-135, http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/eserv/UQ:23598/n010_115_Neale.pdf (accessed on 18 November 2011)

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