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Author Sierakowski, Charles, 1924-2009, architect, author.
Title Charles Sierakowski papers.
Published/Produced [between 1946 and 2005?]



Call Number MN 3208
Description 17 cm
Content type text
still image
Media type unmediated
Carrier type sheet
Notes Title devised by cataloguer.
Access advisory Available for reference; not for loan.
Cite As State Library of Western Australia, MN 3208, Charles Sierakowski papers, ACC 9605A.
Finding Aids Detailed listing available (MN 3208)
Rights advisory Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Acquisition source Donation; Mark Sierakowski; 20100125.
Biography/history Charles (Kazimierz) Sierakowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1924. During World War II he was involved in the Polish underground and became a prisoner of war. After the war Charles rejoined the Polish army and later enrolled in architectural studies. He graduated as an architect in London in 1950 and married the Polish General's daughter, Aldona Ruchay, in 1952. He worked as an architect in London and Ghana before moving to Perth with his wife and two children in 1973. He was involved in the design of the $150 million Perth Cultural Centre which was linked to the city via a raised walkway. In 1979 the new Art Gallery of Western Australia, which he designed, opened with great fanfare, winning several prestigious architectural awards. Charles retired in 1989 and died on a visit to Poland in 2009.
CIU file reference CIU File ref: BA/PA/11/0066.
Summary Includes biographical notes, photographs, awards and certificates, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, plans and sketches relating to his work as design project architect for the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Subjects Sierakowski, Charles, 1924-2009 -- Archives.
Sierakowski, Charles, 1924-2009 -- Correspondence.
Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Art Gallery of Western Australia -- Awards.
Perth Cultural Centre (W.A.)
Architects -- Western Australia -- Archives.
Architects -- Poland -- Archives.
Architecture -- Western Australia -- History -- 20th century.