John Oldham

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Background

"Mr John Oldham was a Foundation President of the Conservation Council, from 1967 to 1970 and a long-term delegate to the Council (1967-1993). John Oldham was educated as a boarder at Guildford Grammar School and studied to become an architect at the University of Western Australia and Melbourne University. In Sydney, during the Depression, he established the Oldham Publishing Company which produced lino cut posters and calendars. Married to Rae Oldham, they moved to Sydney and in 1939, John was given the task of designing the Australian Pavilion for the 1939 New York World Fair. On his return to Perth after the war he became the WA Government Landscape Architect and he was responsible for many major projects including the Narrows Bridge Interchange. This is now known as Oldham Park. John Oldham was one of the conservation leaders who established the Conservation Council in 1967 as the peak NGO conservation body in WA."

Taken from the application form for the "John Oldham Conservation Employee Award".

See Conservation Awards

The John Oldham Conservation Employee Award

This award was established in honor of Mr. John Oldham, the Foundation President of the Conservation Council, from 1967 to 1970. This award is for an individual employed in the conservation sector who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Western Australian environment.

Other References

"The Public Works Department completed the master plan for grounds development at WAIT in 1968. Public Works Architect John Oldham drew up the first landscape plan for WAIT in which large theme trees complemented the projected buildings with pines retained in forest lots, groves and individually as a mature element in the scheme. The initial phase, lawns and major theme trees, concentrated on the broad aspects of campus development."

A book reference - see page 178 - includes reference to John and the Commonwealth Department of Works - "AS I REMEMBER THEM" by Noel Stewart (nee White) who joined the West Australian Newspaper in 1928. (ISBN 0 86445 080 X)

References to books by the Oldhams



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