ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0092 Hubert Chalker Drawings of All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number HMSS 0092
Collection Hubert Chalker Drawings of All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie
Quantity 1970
Date Range 0.6m (1 oversized envelope)
Access Conditions open
Copying Conditions with attribution for non-profit activities
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All Saints Anglican Church is a Church in the suburb of Ainslie in Canberra, Australia.

It was originally constructed as a railway station for funeral trains at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney in 1869. It was designed by James Barnet and constructed of sandstone from Pyrmont in Sydney. Funeral trains ceased running in the 1920s and the station fell into disrepair. In the 1950s the roof was burnt in a bushfire. Subsequently, the stonework in the building was sold.

A Canberra builder, Stan Taunton and his son spent three months at Rookwood photographing the building and making drawings. Each block was numbered and sent to Canberra. It took 83 semi-trailer loads to transport the building to Canberra where it was rebuilt over twelve months and rededicated on All Saints Day, 1959 as All Saints Anglican Church.

Box List

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range
1 Measured drawings of All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie by Hubert Chalker – A4 reproductions, bound 1 volume 1970
1 Copy of Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin no. 268, Feb 1960.  Rookwood Cemetery Line issue including the moving of Rookwood Cemetery Railway Station to Canberra and dedication as All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie 1 volume 1960
1 Copy of E.G Buckle’s, A Station of the Cross : All Saints, Canberra ACT 1 volume ca 1970
1 Commercial colour postcards of All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie 2 ca 1970
1 Folio of two sketches and 5 site plans of All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie by Hubert Chalker 1 1970
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Measured Drawings by Hubert Chalker for Nangle Institute of Technology.

Volume 1 Drawings (reproductions of folio listed above)

Volume 2 Field Notes including original sketches, booklets and black and white photographs

2 volumes 1970