Cynthea Teague

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1906

Birth Country: Australia

Resident Country: Australia

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


Subject: Wartime Factories and Residential Architecture


Employer: Purchas & Teague

Start Date: January 01, 1925


Employer: George E. Nichterlein

Start Date: January 01, 1928

Employer: F. Keith Cheetham, firm taken over by Edward Fielder Billson in 1931

Title: Architect

Country: Australia

Start Date: January 01, 1930

End Date: January 01, 1934

Employer: Oakley & Parkes

Title: Senior Draftsperson, promoted to Chief Designer (1938)

Country: Australia

Start Date: January 01, 1934

End Date: January 01, 1941

Employer: Commonwealth Department of Works (CDW)

Title: Architect, promoted to Department Supervising Architect (1959), Superintending Architect (1960), and Assistant Director General (1964)

Notes: encouraged by Mary Turner Shaw (fellow architect) to join the war effort. Designed munitions and pyrotechnics factories, Post Offices and reconstruction plans.

Employer: Melbourne Technical College

Title: Lecturer in Architectural Interior Design



No apprenticeships on record


Name: MBE

Description: awarded for her services to the Commonwealth of Australia

Date Received: January 01, 1971

Name: Grice Bronze Medal

Description: the top design prize for the Atelier

Date Received: January 01, 1930


Notable Projects


Institution: Swinburne Technical College

Department: Architecture

Start Date: January 01, 1924

End Date: January 01, 1927

Notes: attended night classes for the first year

Institution: University of Melbourne

Department: Architectural Atelier

Start Date: January 01, 1928


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

Organization: Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)

Role: Fellow

Start Date: January 01, 1961

Organization: Royal Victorian Institute of Architects (RVIA)

Role: Fellow

Start Date: January 01, 1961

Publications By

No publications by on record

Publications About

Title: Women Architects in Australia 1900-1950

Author: Julie Willis and Bronwyn Hanna

Publisher: The Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Date Published: January 01, 2001

Title: Australia's Early Women Architects: Milestones and Achievements

Author: Bronwyn Hanna

Publication: Fabrications

Volume: 12

Issue: 1

Date Published: January 01, 2002


Title: Designing Comfortable Homes: Women in Little Known Jobs

Author: Julie Willis

Publication: Fabrications

Volume: 10

Date Published: January 01, 1999