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Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Penders of Maitland

Photo: "Anambah" Maitland. Finished in 1889, the house was designed by J.W. Pender.

Anambah with its beautiful cedar joinery consisted of 23 rooms, 10 marble fireplaces, tiled hall and verandah and a free standing billiard room .

This post is by way of a stub. I wanted to record some of the links to the remarkable story of the Pender family, the Maitland architects who has such a remarkable impact on New England's built environment.

On Anambah itself, here. The NSW Department of Planning Heritage Branch web site provides information on a number of Pender designed building. The University Of Newcastle has a magnificent Pender archive.


Unknown said...

JOhn Wiltman Pender is my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. My father is his Great, Great grandson, who is the son of Robert Aurther Pender.

Jim Belshaw said...

Hi Kasey. How interesting. Do you know if anything has been published on your family?