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MURDOCH, Robert Smith

Born: 1874
Died: ?


Also referred to as SMITH-MURDOCH, Robert.

Worked in Cape Town and in Johannesburg from around 1898, Murdoch was born in Glasgow where he was educated and articled to A Lindsay Millar from about 1890 before working for five years for D Hamilton, a builder in Glasgow. In 1898 he came to South Africa, and spent most of the duration of the Anglo-Boer War in Cape Town. He left for Johannesburg in 1901 where he was listed in local directories in Johannesburg as an architect and civil engineer. As yet only House Selke has been ascribed to him. His name can also be found spelt Smith-Murdoch. Murdoch registered with the Institute of South African Architects in 1927.

Member ATA c1918; ISAA 1927. (Building Jun 1918:164; ISAA mem list; SAWW 1908; UTD 1911, 1913; UWA:B15; Van der Waal 1975)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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House JW Selke: The Mount: 1910. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing MURDOCH

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp M25