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Harry Winbush was born on 15 October, 1903 in Brunswick, Victoria, is an Architect. Discover Harry Winbush’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 87 years old?

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Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 15 October 1903
Birthday 15 October
Birthplace Brunswick, Victoria
Date of death (1990-05-30)
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Nationality Australia

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He retired from his position as head of RMIT Architecture and Design in 1968.


He also designed the Moonee Ponds Trugo club as well as public libraries, one in Essendon (1964), and a striking Brutalist one featuring off-form concrete arches in Glenroy (1971).


During the 1960s, new houses were being built across the ever-expanding suburbs of Melbourne. He was asked to prepare feature articles for the Melbourne Sun newspaper detailing his comprehensive ‘road–tests’ of those homes. The column was titled, No place like home and ran every week from March 1964 until June 1973. The University of Melbourne, Department of Architecture reported:


He designed a theatre for the Essendon Society of Arts, as well as hospitals situated in Essendon and Greensborough-Diamond Valley (1952). He designed one of the first of the ‘new-generation’ of indoor sporting facilities – the ten-pin bowling alley, in Essendon in 1962 (demolished).


Winbush was an active member of Rotary International for nearly 50 years and was held in high regard by his fellow members. He was President of the Essendon club in 1951–52. In 1952 he designed for Rotary a “Pioneers Retreat” (and as described in the Rotary Club history), “a beautiful cream-brick building in the sylvan setting of Queens Park, Moonee Ponds”. Another project which Essendon Rotary supported was ‘Gladswood Lodge’, (with Winbush known as its ‘honorary architect’), which continues to provide care for the aged. He also instigated the forming of the Brunswick Rotary Club in 1953.


In 1949 the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) established a Joint Board of Architectural Education. It was this Board which became the vehicle through which the profession directly influenced architectural education in Australia through the accreditation of both courses and educational institutions. Winbush was a member of that first Board.


The Interior Design Association of Australia was organised in 1948 by RMIT students in the Interior Decoration. The course was reorganised by Winbush as a four-year diploma Interior Design course.


Winbush was appointed, in 1943, head of the Melbourne Technical College, Department of Art and Architecture which was to become the Department of Architecture and Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He was responsible for the management of the education of thousands of students.


He designed sporting infrastructure including the main grandstand, the reinforced concrete A.F. Showers Pavilion, at Windy Hill, Essendon the home of the Essendon Bombers football club, in 1938 (demolished in the 1990s).

He also undertook pioneering examinations such as Obsolescence in Residential Properties in the Australian Property Institute Journal c1938, and during WW2 Camouflaging of buildings around Melbourne, and Camouflaging of the gun emplacements at Point Nepean (the entrance to Port Philip Bay).


He found early success with fire stations in Box Hill (1935) Port Melbourne (1938), which combined gable roofed brick residential blocks with horizontal Moderne style truck garage entries, and the more purely Modernist example at East Kew (1941).


After further studies at Melbourne University he set up practice in 1934 in Queen Street.


During his professional career he designed a huge range of residential, commercial and institutional buildings from the late 1930s into the 1960s.

His own house on the corner of Fletcher and Nicholson Streets, Essendon built in the 1930s is a striking example Art Deco.


Harry Stephen Winbush (born 1903) was an architect and educator who practised in Melbourne, Australia. He is best known as the head of the architecture course at what is now RMIT University from 1943 to 1968.

Although Harry was born in Melbourne in 1903, his early years were spent in Toora, Gippsland, where his parents, William Winbush, a builder, and Bessie Shallcross, had met and were married in 1902. His mother’s parents, William and Elizabeth Shallcross, were a major influence on Harry’s life, as they were devout Christians, an influence he maintained throughout his life. After his mother’s death in 1918, Harry moved to Melbourne to study at Brunswick Technical School, under Percy Everett, who was to go on to be the Chief Architect of the Public Works Department in the 1930s. He did well in his studies gaining a scholarship to the Melbourne Technical College (now RMIT University) and then studied further in London in the late 1920s. On his return to Melbourne in the early 1930s during the depression, he was unable to find work, and sold products in Hamilton door to door to earn a living.