University of Western Australia - Winthrop Tower
The Winthrop Clock Tower is a prominent feature on the Crawley campus. At its highest point the tower measures 150 feet. Constructed out of Donnybrook stone. It is believed the tower was modelled on balconies of the Tower of Belem (Lisbon, Portugal). However, the tower balconette is distinctively Australian with the incorporation of local banksia flowers and leaves for the decorated capitals of the columns. The balustrading features the Cross-of the Templars.
As well as the clock, the tower has six rooms that were originally used to accommodate staff and research students, as well as small lecture rooms. Today some of those rooms are used for administrative purposes.
Take this rare opportunity to scale this historic UWA landmark and get a unique perspective on the campus and its setting on the shores of the Swan River.
Sunday 13th November – 10am-5pm
35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Guided (no booking required)
Rodney Alsop and Conrad Sayce