Milton Cameron

Dr. Milton Cameron is a Canberra-based writer, heritage consultant and artist. A former practising architect, he has designed buildings in Australia, England and New Zealand, and has lectured at the University of Canberra. Milton has been admitted to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), University of New South Wales, Master of Philosophy (Visual Arts), The Australian National University, and Bachelor of Architecture, University of Auckland. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.

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Scientists’ Houses in Canberra 1950–1970

Authored by: Milton Cameron
Publication date: May 2012
When a group of brilliant young scientists arrived in Australia’s national capital after World War II to take up leading roles in the establishment of national research institutions, they commissioned Australia’s leading architects to design their private houses. The houses that resulted from these unique collaborations rejected previous architectural styles and wholeheartedly embraced modernist ideologies and aesthetics. The story of how these progressive clients contributed to the innovative design of their houses brings fresh insights to mid-twentieth-century Australian domestic architecture and to Canberra’s rich cultural history.