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Established: 1935


The partnership in Port Elizabeth between H SIEMERINK and his daughter Geertruida BRINKMAN, who had trained at the University of the Witwatersrand and qualified in 1932. Before or during 1935 she married JF BRINKMAN and, having worked in her father's office since 1932, joined him in partnership in 1935 together with her husband, the style of the firm becoming SIEMERINK & BRINKMAN. PduP VAN ROOYEN joined the firm which became SIEMERINK, BRINKMAN & VAN ROOYEN. After the retirement of SIEMERINK, KE BROWN became a partner changing the name to BRINKMAN, VAN ROOYEN & BROWN and then BRINKMAN, VAN ROOYEN, BROWNE & SUTTON after the arrival of SUTTON.

(ISAA mem list; Modus vol 2 no 1 1987)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


McLachlan, Gavin. 1993. The Dream Houses of Mill Park. Port Elizabeth: Department of Architecture, University of Port Elizabeth. pp 24, 78, 102