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AVERY, Bertram Richard

Born: 1872
Died: 1934 09 05


Was born in Nelson, New Zealand where he trained as an architect and surveyor. He practised in Ohenimuri, Auckland before coming to South Africa with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles in 1900 during the Anglo-Boer War; he served as a Lieutenant in the Central South African Railway Engineer Corps. After the war, he remained in the country to practise in Johannesburg, where he designed a number of houses. Avery acted as an Honorary Representative of the New Zealand Government Departments of Tourist and Health Resorts and of Commerce and Industries. He lived at 3 Urania St, Observatory, Johannesburg and died in Johannesburg.

ATA 1910; ISAA 1927. (Afr Archt Nov 1913:X1; Afr Archt Dec 1914:18; Bird 1995; Building Mar 1919:255; Building Jun 1919:280; SAAR 1934:247 obit; SAB Mar 1926:47, 48; SAB Jun 1927:39; SAWW 1931/2 port; SAWW 1935; TAD MHG 86186) Publ: 'New Zealand and elsewhere', SAAR Dec 1925:95-6

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.

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7 shops for Daitz and Gollach, stand 218: 1927. Georgetown, Germiston, Gauteng - Architect
Building for William MacMillan: 1927. Roodepoort, Gauteng - Architect
House Bernstein: 1912. Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Dewar: 1910. Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Walker: Utango: 1912. Parkview, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Labour Social Club (conversion Connaught Hotel): 1926. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Suzman & Green offices, stand 1334: 1926. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Warehouse for Cooper, Maister & Grebler: c1914. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing AVERY

SAWW & Donaldson, K. 1935. South African Who's Who (Social and Business) 1935. Cape Town: Ken Donaldson. pp 6