City of Sydney Historical Association
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The City of Sydney Historical Society talk about James Barnet, a Colonial Architect responsible for the building of several important public buildings: Colonial Secretary’s Office, Public Works and Lands Buildings, Customs House, Public Library, the Medical School at the University of Sydney and the Callan Park Lunatic Asylum.
When the Duke of Edinburgh visited Sydney in 1868, Barnet was given charge of arrangements for the royal reception and in 1879 was responsible for the design and erection of the Sydney International Exhibition building on five acres of the Botanical Gardens
Donald Napper is Emeritus Professor and a past Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Science and Technology at the University of Sydney.
Colonial Secretary’s Building. Source:State Library of Victoria.