Rosette Edmunds

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1900

Date of Death: January 01, 1956

Birth City: Sydney

Birth Country: Australia

Resident Country: Australia

Notes: first women to hold a position of committee presidency within the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)

Sources: Willis, Julie, and Bronwyn Hanna. Women Architects in Australia: 1900-1950. Victoria: G.T.Graphics, 1997.


Subject: Australian Church Architecture


Employer: Clement Glancey, Sydney Office

Title: Architecture Professor

City: Sydney

Country: Australia

Start Date: January 01, 1929

End Date: January 01, 1941

Notes: Edmunds worked on Church designs in this office. Many successful early women architects were employed here

Employer: Department of the Interior

Title: Architect

Country: Australia

Notes: during World War II Edmunds worked on naval defences around Australia

Employer: Commonwealth Department of Postwar Reconstruction

Title: Planner

Country: Australia

Employer: Cumberland County Council

Title: Senior Staff Appointment, Planner

Country: Australia

Start Date: January 01, 1946

Notes: convinced Sydney Luker that Bennelong Point should be the site for the Sydney Opera House

Employer: Moir & Sutherland

City: Canberra

Country: Australia

Start Date: January 01, 1951

Employer: private practice

City: Braddon

Country: Australia

Notes: founded her own private practice


Country: delete


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Fellow

Date Received: January 01, 1956


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

No projects on record


Institution: Santa Sabina at Strathfield

Notes: Dominican convent school

Institution: University of Sydney

Degree: Architecture

End Date: January 01, 1924

Notes: graduated with the third class of architecture students. First completed an arts degree.

Institution: University of Sydney

Department: Town Planning


Professional Affiliations

Organization: Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)

Start Date: January 01, 1927

Notes: President of the Canberra Committee of the RAIA in 1955

Publications By

Title: Architecture: An Introductory Survey

Publisher: Dymocks Book Arcade

City: Sydney

Date Published: January 01, 1938

Notes: illustrated with Edmund's own art nouveau style drawings

Publications About

Title: Women Architects in Australia: 1900-1950

Author: Julie Willis and Bronwyn Hanna