Open House Perth
November 11 - 12 2017

University of Western Australia - Winthrop Tower

University of Western Australia - Winthrop Tower

Image courtesy of UWA

Image courtesy of UWA

 

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.

OPENING HOURS
Sunday 13th November – 10am-5pm

ADDRESS
35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley

TOUR TYPE
Guided (no booking required)

YEAR BUILT
1931

ARCHITECT
Rodney Alsop and Conrad Sayce

WEBSITE
http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/university/history/archive-collections/winthrop-hall#hall