George Clegg

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Born in Ballarat, George William Clegg F.R.V.I.A. was articled to Tappin, Gilbert and Dennehy who had architectural offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Ballarat, from 1885-1889. Clegg formed a partnership with Gilbert who ran the Ballarat Office and later with Kell and Miller. This eventually became Clegg and Miller, then Clegg Miller and Morrow, and finally Clegg and Morrow (1916).[1]

From about 1907 up until his resignation in 1918 Clegg taught Architecture and Building Construction at the Ballarat School of Mines. The Ballarat School of Mines Annual Report for 1918 reports: ... Mr G. Clegg has resigned the position of lecturer in Architecture and Building Construction, which he has ably held for many years. ... [2]

From 1918 he pursues interests in the Eureka Terracotta and Tile Company.[3]


Clegg and Miller Architects - Colonial Mutual Chambers, Lydiard Street, Ballarat (<1908>)


Many examples of Clegg's work are to be found across Victoria but the main concentration of his work is in Ballarat and Melbourne. Clegg's Ballarat works include:

  • Ballarat West Oval (Clegg & Miller)[4]
  • Some association with the Ballarat Arch of Victory, Harold Herbert Smith, he appears to have some association with the Arch of Victory. [5]
  • Clegg also designed St Andrew's Church, Daylesford (Clegg and Miller).[6]
  • Titanic Bandstand, Sturt Street (1915)
  • Suttons Hours of Music, Sturt Street (Gilbert & Clegg)
  • In conjunction with George Clegg, nurseryman R. U. Nicholls won the first prize for best design for laying out Victoria Park, Ballarat.
  • St Arnaud Convent

Clegg's Melbourne work includes:

  • Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital (1900-1904) (Clegg, Kell)


George Clegg had one chilc.

1. Allen T. Clegg

See also

Ballarat School of Mines

Ballarat Technical Art School



  2. Ballarat School of Mines Annual Report, 1918, p 2.

Further Reading

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 14:04, 27 April 2015 (AEST)

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