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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BURNSIDE, John Arthur 1858–c.1920

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BURNSIDE, John Arthur 1858–c.1920

Born Otago; educated in local schools and by private tutor. Indentured to Mason and Wales, architects, and said to be first New Zealand born qualified architect. Won prizes at Ballarat Industrial Ex. and at Sydney Ex. 1879 for a model of the residence of the Hon. R. Campbell; won prizes later for design plans for Burns Monument in Octagon, Dunedin, and Auckland Stock Exchange 1897. The Theological Hall and Ashburn Hall are among buildings he designed. Exhibited: OAS 1891–1919.