Category: Publications

  • 1977 • ‘Woolsheds of the Riverina’, ARCHITECTURE AUSTRALIA

    1977 • ‘Woolsheds of the Riverina’, ARCHITECTURE AUSTRALIA

    ‘WOOLSHEDS OF THE RIVERINA’, ARCHITECTURE AUSTRALIA, JULY 1977 ‘…Peter Freeman is an architect with the Public Works Department, New South Wales, in the Government Architect’s Branch, presently stationed at Cootamundra, New South Wales. For the past two years he has been gathering material for a book on woolsheds in the Riverina.  We publish here some…

  • 1979 • ‘The Murrumbidgee Area Sketchbook’

    1979 • ‘The Murrumbidgee Area Sketchbook’

    ‘MURRUMBIDGEE IRRIGATION AREA SKETCHBOOK’, 1979, DEREK WOOLCOTT + PETER FREEMAN, RIGBY ADELAIDE ‘…In this sketch book Derek Woolcott traces the events which brought about the formation of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, and vividly describes the buildings and industries of the old and new eras of the region. Peter Freeman’s simple but elegant sketches are a…

  • 1975-1979 • Illustrated Historic Places Calendars

    1975-1979 • Illustrated Historic Places Calendars

    ILLUSTRATED HERITAGE CALENDARS FOR THE COOTAMUNDRA + DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE NATIONAL TRUST OF AUSTRALIA NSW RIVERINA REGION From 1975 to 1979, I produced an annual illustrated calendar depicting historic places, firstly for the Cootamundra + District Historical Society, and then for the National Trust of Australia NSW [Riverina region]. Three of those publications…

  • 1980 • ‘The Woolshed: A Riverina Anthology’

    1980 • ‘The Woolshed: A Riverina Anthology’

    ‘THE WOOLSHED: A RIVERINA ANTHOLOGY’, 1980, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS MELBOURNE ‘…In compiling this study of the woolsheds of the Riverina, architect Peter Freeman visited numerous woolsheds, talking to their owners, photographing and sketching the now-deserted structures and immersing himself in the history of the period. He considers the woolshed as an Australian vernacular form, its…

  • 1982 • ‘The Homestead: A Riverina Anthology’

    1982 • ‘The Homestead: A Riverina Anthology’

    ‘THE HOMESTEAD: A RIVERINA ANTHOLOGY’, 1982, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS MELBOURNE ‘…The preparation of ‘The Homestead involved architect Peter Freeman in many hours of travel, discussion and archival research. The result is an exciting companion to his earlier study, and a valuable contribution to the literature of Australia’s vernacular building. But this is not merely a…

  • 1985 • ‘Building Conservation in Australia’ Co-Editor + Contributor

    1985 • ‘Building Conservation in Australia’ Co-Editor + Contributor

    ‘BUILDING CONSERVATION IN AUSTRALIA’, 1985, RAIA CANBERRA ‘…The RAIA has initiated a series of seminars to provide a forum for practitioners, administrators, and laypeople, to discuss their problems in the field of building conservation, and to provide expert speakers in the fields of conservation philosophy, practice, and legislation. This publication arose out of this series…

  • 1985 • Profile by Betsy Brennan in ‘Vogue’

    1985 • Profile by Betsy Brennan in ‘Vogue’

    ‘CONSERVING ASSETS’, PROFILE BY BETSY BRENNAN IN ‘VOGUE’ FEBRUARY 1985 ‘…Conservation, to architect Peter Freeman, is concern for the unsung buildings of Australia’s heritage. His published studies of homesteads and outbuildings in the Riverina region of NSW to prove his depth of feeling, writes Betsy Brennan.’

  • 1988 • ‘Gables Ghosts and Governors-General’

    1988 • ‘Gables Ghosts and Governors-General’

    ‘GABLES GHOSTS AND GOVERNORS-GENERAL: THE HISTORIC HOUSE AT YARRALUMLA, 1988, ALLEN & UNWIN AND THE CANBERRA & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CANBERRA ‘…Undertaken as a Bicentenary project by the Canberra and District Historical Society following a suggestion by the Governor~Genera1, Sir Ninian Stephen, this book is the work of a panel of historians well-qualified to write…

  • 1991 • ‘The Australian Dwelling’

    1991 • ‘The Australian Dwelling’

    ‘THE AUSTRALIAN DWELLING: PROCEEDINGS’, 1991 RAIA CANBERRA ‘…This publication gathers together a series of papers presented at a conference held in the Bishop’s Lodge property at South Hay, NSW, in May 1990. The idea for the conference germinated in the late 1980s as a response to a series of discussions held by architects and other…

  • 1995 • ‘The Early Canberra House’

    1995 • ‘The Early Canberra House’

    ‘THE EARLY CANBERRA HOUSE: LIVING IN CANBERRA 1911-1933’, 1996, FEDERAL CAPITAL PRESS CANBERRA ‘…Canberra is still young enough to be able to reach back and touch its history in an intimate and thorough way. Thanks to such a distinguished and passionate scholar as Peter Freeman doing just that with this book, Canberrans of tomorrow will…