Francis Bird 1845-1937: Immigrant, entrepreneur, architect, and gentleman
Trace the life of Francis Bird, 1845-1937. Its significance is that it has, as its focus, a member of the middle classes.
This talk by Dr Anthony Lunt gives new perspectives on the late colonial period in Western Australia, in particular, the period bookended by the convict era and the gold rushes.
Francis Bird built Woodloes as his home in the early 1870s whilst developing his partnership in the timber milling operations at Carmel and Cannington. The research includes material not previously available about Bird and about colonial Western Australia.