Elina Emily MOTTRAM
Died: 1996Special Achievements:
Queensland's longest practicing female architect was also the first to establish her own business in this State. She opened an office in Brisbane in 1924, and two years later practiced on her own in Longreach, where she designed several houses and public buildings including the Masonic Temple, built in 1927. She retired from practice in the early 1980s.Additional Information:
1924 - First woman architect in Queensland (Brisbane). Worked with builder father in Longreach & Rockhampton.During World War II was employed as Draughtswoman by U.S. Army Engineering Office at North Rockhampton.
McKay, Judith. (1988, Winter). Early Queensland Women Architects. Transition: Discourse on Architecture, 58-60.
Nugent, Maria. (2002). Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia: Histories, Themes and Places. Canberra, ACT: Australia Heritage Commission, p. 70.
“Designed by Elina Mottram, an early woman architect from Queensland.”
Shepherd, Jane. (1988, Winter). Early Women Landscape Architects: Olive Mellor and Emily Gibson. Transition: Discourse on Architecture, 61-63.