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phyllis murphy

The postwar years were a boom time for architects in Australia - a period of experimentation and excitement but at times great difficulty, with restrictions on building size, material shortages, and a sometimes shaky economy. Phyllis Murphy and her architect husband John pushed back the restrictions to create one of Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks, the swimming pool for the Melbourne Olympics of 1956. Phyllis was one of a handful of women architects practicing at the time, but in this full and frank interview, she says she faced only acceptance from the men around her. 

Producer/Presenter, John Escolme.

Series Editor, Elaine Lewis.

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