Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Hudson - Henry Charles

Herbert Charles HUDSONAge: 66 years18621928

Name
Herbert Charles HUDSON
Given names
Herbert Charles
Surname
HUDSON
Birth about 1862 26 25
Citation details: 3257/1862 HUDSON HERBERT C HENRY MARY A CHIPPENDALE
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn TURNER
April 16, 1863 (Age 15 months)
Address: At his residence 36 Bank Street
Cause: Suicide
Publication: Family History Document
Citation details: 20 April 1863, page 5.
Publication: Melbourne newspaper 1848-1954
Turner - John - Suicide
Turner - John - Suicide

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Publication: Paper provided to Stuart by Joan Kerr (nee Cameron).
Note: By taking an overdose of laudanum, an opium based painkiller, often mixed with alcohol.
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJohn TURNER
April 18, 1863 (Age 15 months)

Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 17 April 1863, page 8.
Turner - John
Turner - John

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Birth of a brotherHarry Ernest HUDSON
about 1866 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: 3644/1866 HUDSON HARRY E HENRY MARY A REDFERN
Birth of a brotherArthur Alfred HUDSON
about 1869 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 3808/1869 HUDSON ARTHUR A HENRY MARY A REDFERN
Birth of a sisterMary C E HUDSON
about 1870 (Age 8 years)
Citation details: 4043/1870 HUDSON MARY C E HENRY MARY ANN REDFERN
Birth of a brotherCharles George HUDSON
about 1871 (Age 9 years)
Citation details: 4411/1871 HUDSON CHARLES G HENRY MARY A REDFERN
Death of a sisterMary C E HUDSON
about 1871 (Age 9 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1889/1871 HUDSON MARY C E HENRY M A TURNER REDFERN
Birth of a sisterEva Minnie HUDSON
about 1873 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: 4967/1873 HUDSON EVA MINNIE HENRY MARY ANN REDFERN
Death of a sisterEva Minnie HUDSON
about 1873 (Age 11 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2512/1873 HUDSON EVA M HENRY MARY A REDFERN
Birth of a sisterElsie Emily Blanche HUDSON
about 1877 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: 5518/1877 HUDSON ELSIE EMILY B HENRY MARY ANN REDFERN
Birth of a sisterEthel Louise HUDSON
about 1879 (Age 17 years)
Citation details: 6500/1879 HUDSON ETHEL LOUISE HENRY MARY ANN REDFERN
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Henry HUDSONMargaret McLACHLANView this family
about 1882 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: 1826/1882 HUDSON WILLIAM H MCLACHLAN MARGARET SYDNEY
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Henry HUDSON
about 1882 (Age 20 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2931/1882 HUDSON WILLIAM H ROBERT DIED ASHFIELD CANTERBURY
Marriage of a siblingJames C ALEXANDERMartha Elizabeth HUDSONView this family
about 1886 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 3248/1886 ALEXANDER JAMES C HUDSON MATTHEW E PADDINGTON
MarriageAmy LOVERIDGEView this family
about 1888 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 2336/1888 HUDSON HERBERT C LOVERIDGE AMY PETERSHAM
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Ann DUGDALE
about 1888 (Age 26 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3040/1888 HUDSON ELIZABETH AGE 72 YEARS DIED ASHFIELD ASHFIELD
Birth of a son
#1
Leslie Walter HUDSON
April 6, 1889 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 5323/1889 HUDSON LESLIE W HERBERT C AMY BURWOOD
Citation details: 26 June 2011
Text:

In part:

"Leslie Walter "Joe" HUDSON born 6th April 1889 in Homebush, son of Herbert HUDSON and Amy LOVERIDGE, died at Sea, while on a trip to England and was buried at Sea on 20th February 1949."

Death of a brotherArthur Alfred HUDSON
about 1889 (Age 27 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5240/1889 HUDSON ARTHUR A HENRY MARY A WOOLLAHRA
Residence
Built by Herbert in
1889 (Age 27 years)
Address: "Roxmere" 58 The Crescent
Citation details: 13 October 2014
Note: "Roxmere" was built in 1889 by Herbert Charles Hudson, presumably from the bricks and timber produce…
"Roxmere" - 58 The Crescent Homebush taken in 2014
"Roxmere" - 58 The Crescent Homebush taken in 2014

Note: Image kindly provided by Graham King.


Arial view of "Roxmere" taken about 2014
Arial view of "Roxmere" taken about 2014

Note: Image kindly provided by Graham King.

Birth of a son
#2
Herbert Alexander HUDSON
about 1891 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 9129/1891 HUDSON HERBERT A HERBERT AMY BURWOOD
Death of a brotherHarry Ernest HUDSON
about 1893 (Age 31 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15819/1893 HUDSON HARRY E HENRY MARY A WOOLLAHRA
Death of a maternal grandmotherCelia KING
July 28, 1894 (Age 32 years)
Address: "Glenhurst"
Cause: Bronchitis
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14881/1894 TURNER CELIA CHARLES UNKNOWN WOOLLAHRA
Publication: Paper provided to Stuart by Joan Kerr (nee Cameron).
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 1 August 1894, page 1.
Turner - Celia
Turner - Celia

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Note: "Glenhurst" was the home of her son-in-law, Henry Hudson.
Turner - Celia
Turner - Celia

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Birth of a son
#3
Colin HUDSON
about 1895 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 2443/1895 HUDSON COLIN HERBERT C AMY BURWOOD
Birth of a son
#4
Stuart Reginald HUDSON
about 1897 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: 20563/1897 HUDSON STUART R HERBERT C AMY BURWOOD
Marriage of a siblingCharles George HUDSONNellie HILLIERView this family
about 1898 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 1735/1898 HUDSON CHARLES G HILLIER NELLIE RANDWICK
Occupation
Builder and quarryman
between 1888 and 1914 (Age 26 years)
Employer: Loveridge and Hudson
Publication: NSW; 1892 - 1948
Citation details: Saturday 12 Dewcember 1914, page 2
Publication: Newspaper - Sydney - 1869 - 1931
Citation details: Wednseday 7 March 1900, page 5.
Citation details: Page 685
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910

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Art Gallery of New South Wales - Constructed by Loveridge and Hudson
Art Gallery of New South Wales - Constructed by Loveridge and Hudson

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Residence 1900 (Age 38 years)
Address: "Roxmere" Homebush Crescent
Publication: Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1858–1933. W. & F. Pascoe Pty, Ltd. Balgowlah, Australia.
Citation details: Page 579
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence

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Death of a fatherHenry HUDSON
May 9, 1907 (Age 45 years)
Address: "Glenhurst"
Citation details: 7224/1907 HUDSON HENRY WILLIAM H ELIZABETH WOOLLAHRA
Publication: Web Site
Residence 1910 (Age 48 years)
Address: "Roxmere" Homebush Crescent
Citation details: Page 685
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910

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OccupationThomas LOVERIDGE
1914 (Age 52 years)
Residence 1920 (Age 58 years)
Address: The Crescent
Publication: Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1858–1933. W. & F. Pascoe Pty, Ltd. Balgowlah, Australia.
Citation details: Page 760
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence 1920
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence 1920

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Death of a motherMary Ann TURNER
August 24, 1922 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 9476/1922 HUDSON MARY A JOHN CELIA A SYDNEY
Publication: Newspaper - Sydney - 1869 - 1931
Citation details: Friday 20 October 1922, page 9
Hudson - Mary Ann - Probate
Hudson - Mary Ann - Probate

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Death of a brotherWilliam Henry HUDSON
about 1924 (Age 62 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 18149/1924 HUDSON WILLIAM H HENRY MARY A BURWOOD
Death June 20, 1928 (Age 66 years)
Address: At his residence "Roxmere" The Crescent
Citation details: 9934/1928 HUDSON HERBERT C HENRY MARY A BURWOOD
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1913 - 1930
Citation details: 27 June 1928, page 12
Text:

A Stalwart of the building

Herbert C. Hudson— Life

Another stalwart of the building industry of Australia has passed to his great reward. On Wedneslay last master builders of New South Wales were shocked to hear of the death of Herbert C. Hudson, who, as a member of the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, was responsible for erection of some of Sydney's finest buildings.

It was as a chum at school that Herbert Hudson first became associated with his friend, partner, and brother in law, Thomas Loveridge, who passed away in December last, and to whom a tribute was paid in these columns at the time. The link that the two boys formed at school was sufficiently strong to endure for life without a break, and after they left school, both went to serve their apprenticeship under that luminary of the building industry, Aaron Loveridge. At the end of their apprenticeship they decided to start business in partnership for themselves, and so the great firm of Loveridge and Hudson was formed, with capital of about £200. Their first contract, which they carried out succcsfully, was a residence at Blackheath for John Pope, Farmer and Co. They aimed high, but. took their steps gradually, and their next work was a masonry work sub-contract on the United Insurance Building, under master builder A. Dtl and architects Morell and Kemp. Then, followed a similar contract on the Commercial Bank of Australia, at the corner of Pitt and Rowe Streets, under master builder Arthur Scott and architects Mansfield Bros. With the experiences of these works to guide them it was not long before they blossomed into big work. They secured a contract for the erection of the Hampden Bridge over the Kangaroo River, on the road from Moss Vale to Nowra, and, haying completed it successfully, the young builders passed from one success to another, the most outstanding of which was probably the erection of the Equitable Building, in George Street, Sydney, under architect Edward E. Raht, supervised by John Reid, who was also architect for another of their successes, the Bank of Australasia on the corner of Martin Place and George, Street. The erection of the Equitable Building was considered one of the building achievements of the age, and it speaks volumes for its design and construction that it is still one of the outstanding buildings of Sydney, though built as far back as 1893. In the Romanesque style of architecture, and

NATIONAL ART GALLERY, SYDNEY

This fine structure was one of the works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, being designed by the late Colonel Vernon.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BUILDING, SYDNEY Masonry Details of the Gable End

Some of the finest pieces of masonry construction in Sydney were the result of the labours of Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson, not the least of which are the simple but graceful bits of construction in the building of the Registrar- General, of which those depicted above are typical.

Publication: Newspaper - Sydney - 1869 - 1931
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 15
Hudson - Herbert - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert - Death Notice

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Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia. Fairfax Ltd.
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 12
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice

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Burial June 21, 1928 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Rookwood Necropolis
Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia. Fairfax Ltd.
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 12
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice

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Note: Funeral service held at St. Anne's Church of England, Strathfield at 10:15.
Obituary June 27, 1928 (7 days after death)
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1913 - 1930
Citation details: 27 June 1928, page 12
Text:

A Stalwart of the building

Herbert C. Hudson— Life

Another stalwart of the building industry of Australia has passed to his great reward. On Wedneslay last master builders of New South Wales were shocked to hear of the death of Herbert C. Hudson, who, as a member of the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, was responsible for erection of some of Sydney's finest buildings.

It was as a chum at school that Herbert Hudson first became associated with his friend, partner, and brother in law, Thomas Loveridge, who passed away in December last, and to whom a tribute was paid in these columns at the time. The link that the two boys formed at school was sufficiently strong to endure for life without a break, and after they left school, both went to serve their apprenticeship under that luminary of the building industry, Aaron Loveridge. At the end of their apprenticeship they decided to start business in partnership for themselves, and so the great firm of Loveridge and Hudson was formed, with capital of about £200. Their first contract, which they carried out succcsfully, was a residence at Blackheath for John Pope, Farmer and Co. They aimed high, but. took their steps gradually, and their next work was a masonry work sub-contract on the United Insurance Building, under master builder A. Dtl and architects Morell and Kemp. Then, followed a similar contract on the Commercial Bank of Australia, at the corner of Pitt and Rowe Streets, under master builder Arthur Scott and architects Mansfield Bros. With the experiences of these works to guide them it was not long before they blossomed into big work. They secured a contract for the erection of the Hampden Bridge over the Kangaroo River, on the road from Moss Vale to Nowra, and, haying completed it successfully, the young builders passed from one success to another, the most outstanding of which was probably the erection of the Equitable Building, in George Street, Sydney, under architect Edward E. Raht, supervised by John Reid, who was also architect for another of their successes, the Bank of Australasia on the corner of Martin Place and George, Street. The erection of the Equitable Building was considered one of the building achievements of the age, and it speaks volumes for its design and construction that it is still one of the outstanding buildings of Sydney, though built as far back as 1893. In the Romanesque style of architecture, and

NATIONAL ART GALLERY, SYDNEY

This fine structure was one of the works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, being designed by the late Colonel Vernon.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BUILDING, SYDNEY Masonry Details of the Gable End

Some of the finest pieces of masonry construction in Sydney were the result of the labours of Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson, not the least of which are the simple but graceful bits of construction in the building of the Registrar- General, of which those depicted above are typical.

HAMPDEN BRIDGE, THE Built by Master builders

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lytc from Loveridge and Hudson's quarry at Bowral, [great arch, spanning approximately ' 46ft. across the ft of the building, is a triumph in masonry construction, I a memorial to the skill of the young men who coll ided it. The. arch consists, of twenty-one voussoirs, each weighing between three and four tons. The joinings delicately accomplished make it appear that the enormous ili-hewn blocks hang lightly in the air, supported at [cr. end b3r two beautifully-polished trachyte columns thin buttress walls. The arch holds 60 tons of stone, 'carries 700 tons of material above. lit is interesting to note that this .building was the first be constructed of trachyte from Loveridge and Hudson's |c quarry at Bowral, which, supplies first-class material the present day. So enthusiastic was architect Raht 'ut the trachyte when samples were shown to .him that [compared it to the material used in the earlier portions jColognc Cathedral, which was built in the thirteenth inry. To-day, after a lapse of nearly 700 years, the ic in this great Cathedral is as perfect as when quarried. In the construction of the arch the master builders ied the stone blocks with molten metal instead of tent or lime. Each block was placed in position with ttle space between it and its neighbour, and the molten al was poured in between. So successful did this method prove that the arch did not settle half an inch. Other works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson included Nicholson's music warehouse, on one side the Equitable Building, and the Bank of Australasia, on other. In both of these works trachyte from their own rries was used.- Then followed the Registrar-General's . e, portions of St. Mail's Cathedral, the Art Gallery, toms House, and many other of Sydney's prominent lings. In addition to his active connection with the firm of eridgc and . Hudson, from which he , withdrew about ; or four years ago, Herbert Hudson was a member lie directorate of the Clyde Engineering Company, of h he was chairman of directors for some time. Pie also chairman of directors of the Equitable Permanent ding, Land, and Investment Company. He was the second son of the late lienr}' Hudson, the -r member and founder of Hudson Bros. Ltd. He is survived by his widow and four sons, one of in, Colin Hudson, carries on the operations of the firm overidge and Hudson. An indication of the esteem in h Mr. Hudson was held was given by the represen e gathering which attended his funeral on Friday last.

°|the kangaroo river, n.s.w. e#ers Loveridge and Hudson.

5lM--i.L;ned by E. M. de Burgh. It has solid masonry . towers, firmly mJl™K'\ which it closely resembles, the towers needed little building up. ?? ' M!' tue sPan is 252 feet 9 inches between the centre towers; the cable? ' /.?-:- V 'm'lntf on expansion rollers' to the top : of the towers to fixed saddles on . : ? . . lw'e anchorage chambers. ' ? '

THE BANK OF AUSTRALASIA, GEORGE STREET AND MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY Built by Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson under Architect Edward E. Raht, soon after they completed the erection of the Equitable Building.

The stone of this building is the excellent trachyte obtained from the quarries of Loveridge and Hudson at Bowral. Stone from these quarries, by the way, was used also in the construc tionof Australia House, London.

THE SYNAGOGUE, ELIZABETH STREET, SYDNEY One of the works of the late Aaron Loveridge, the father of Thomas Loverjdge, and father-in-law of Herbert Hudson

Tt was no wonder that Herbert Hudson and Thomas Loveridge were able to leave this world the better for their having lived in it when they, had such an example and inspiration as Aaron Loveridge to . T; guide them. Working as a mason in his early years at Buckingham : ' Palace, Aaron Loveridge came to Australia in 1852, and a. year later commenced business as a master builder in Sydney, raising many ??: splendid structures of which' the Great Hall of the University of ;. 'Sydney, under Architect Edmund Blacket, the foundations of, the /;/ . GiP.O., Sycjney, fortifications on Georges Heights, two towers and V ; . pinnacle of St. Andrevy's Cathedral, Sydney, and the. spire, 'of ,. St. ?'?'..?:? ' John's Church, Darlinghurst, are but a few.. :

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1858Chippendale, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
William Henry HUDSON
Birth: about 1859 23 22Chippendale, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1924Burwood, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
2 years
himself
5 years
younger brother
Harry Ernest HUDSON
Birth: about 1866 30 29Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1893Woollahra, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
Arthur Alfred HUDSON
Birth: about 1869 33 32Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1889Woollahra, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
Mary C E HUDSON
Birth: about 1870 34 33Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1871Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Charles George HUDSON
Birth: about 1871 35 34Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1950Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Eva Minnie HUDSON
Birth: about 1873 37 36Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1873Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
Elsie Emily Blanche HUDSON
Birth: about 1877 41 40Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1967Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Ethel Louise HUDSON
Birth: about 1879 43 42Redfern, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1964Manly, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Amy LOVERIDGE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1888Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
son
Leslie Walter HUDSON
Birth: April 6, 1889 27Homebush, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: before February 20, 1949At sea
3 years
son
Herbert Alexander HUDSON
Birth: about 1891 29Burwood, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1954Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
Colin HUDSON
Birth: about 1895 33Burwood, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1975New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Stuart Reginald HUDSON
Birth: about 1897 35Burwood, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1946Ashfield, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 3257/1862 HUDSON HERBERT C HENRY MARY A CHIPPENDALE
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2336/1888 HUDSON HERBERT C LOVERIDGE AMY PETERSHAM
OccupationNewspaper - The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press
Publication: NSW; 1892 - 1948
Citation details: Saturday 12 Dewcember 1914, page 2
OccupationNewspaper - Evening News
Publication: Newspaper - Sydney - 1869 - 1931
Citation details: Wednseday 7 March 1900, page 5.
OccupationSands Directory - 1910
Citation details: Page 685
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910

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ResidenceEmails - Graham King
Citation details: 13 October 2014
ResidenceSands Street Directory - 1900
Publication: Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1858–1933. W. & F. Pascoe Pty, Ltd. Balgowlah, Australia.
Citation details: Page 579
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence

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ResidenceSands Directory - 1910
Citation details: Page 685
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence - 1910

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ResidenceSands Street Directory - 1920
Publication: Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1858–1933. W. & F. Pascoe Pty, Ltd. Balgowlah, Australia.
Citation details: Page 760
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence 1920
Hudson - Herbert C - Residence 1920

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DeathH - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 9934/1928 HUDSON HERBERT C HENRY MARY A BURWOOD
DeathJournal - Construction and Local Government Journal
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1913 - 1930
Citation details: 27 June 1928, page 12
Text:

A Stalwart of the building

Herbert C. Hudson— Life

Another stalwart of the building industry of Australia has passed to his great reward. On Wedneslay last master builders of New South Wales were shocked to hear of the death of Herbert C. Hudson, who, as a member of the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, was responsible for erection of some of Sydney's finest buildings.

It was as a chum at school that Herbert Hudson first became associated with his friend, partner, and brother in law, Thomas Loveridge, who passed away in December last, and to whom a tribute was paid in these columns at the time. The link that the two boys formed at school was sufficiently strong to endure for life without a break, and after they left school, both went to serve their apprenticeship under that luminary of the building industry, Aaron Loveridge. At the end of their apprenticeship they decided to start business in partnership for themselves, and so the great firm of Loveridge and Hudson was formed, with capital of about £200. Their first contract, which they carried out succcsfully, was a residence at Blackheath for John Pope, Farmer and Co. They aimed high, but. took their steps gradually, and their next work was a masonry work sub-contract on the United Insurance Building, under master builder A. Dtl and architects Morell and Kemp. Then, followed a similar contract on the Commercial Bank of Australia, at the corner of Pitt and Rowe Streets, under master builder Arthur Scott and architects Mansfield Bros. With the experiences of these works to guide them it was not long before they blossomed into big work. They secured a contract for the erection of the Hampden Bridge over the Kangaroo River, on the road from Moss Vale to Nowra, and, haying completed it successfully, the young builders passed from one success to another, the most outstanding of which was probably the erection of the Equitable Building, in George Street, Sydney, under architect Edward E. Raht, supervised by John Reid, who was also architect for another of their successes, the Bank of Australasia on the corner of Martin Place and George, Street. The erection of the Equitable Building was considered one of the building achievements of the age, and it speaks volumes for its design and construction that it is still one of the outstanding buildings of Sydney, though built as far back as 1893. In the Romanesque style of architecture, and

NATIONAL ART GALLERY, SYDNEY

This fine structure was one of the works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, being designed by the late Colonel Vernon.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BUILDING, SYDNEY Masonry Details of the Gable End

Some of the finest pieces of masonry construction in Sydney were the result of the labours of Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson, not the least of which are the simple but graceful bits of construction in the building of the Registrar- General, of which those depicted above are typical.

DeathNewspaper - Evening News
Publication: Newspaper - Sydney - 1869 - 1931
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 15
Hudson - Herbert - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert - Death Notice

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DeathNewspaper - Sydney Morning Herald - Death Notices
Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia. Fairfax Ltd.
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 12
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice

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BurialNewspaper - Sydney Morning Herald - Death Notices
Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia. Fairfax Ltd.
Citation details: Thursday 21 June 1928, page 12
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice
Hudson - Herbert Charles - Death Notice

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ObituaryJournal - Construction and Local Government Journal
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1913 - 1930
Citation details: 27 June 1928, page 12
Text:

A Stalwart of the building

Herbert C. Hudson— Life

Another stalwart of the building industry of Australia has passed to his great reward. On Wedneslay last master builders of New South Wales were shocked to hear of the death of Herbert C. Hudson, who, as a member of the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, was responsible for erection of some of Sydney's finest buildings.

It was as a chum at school that Herbert Hudson first became associated with his friend, partner, and brother in law, Thomas Loveridge, who passed away in December last, and to whom a tribute was paid in these columns at the time. The link that the two boys formed at school was sufficiently strong to endure for life without a break, and after they left school, both went to serve their apprenticeship under that luminary of the building industry, Aaron Loveridge. At the end of their apprenticeship they decided to start business in partnership for themselves, and so the great firm of Loveridge and Hudson was formed, with capital of about £200. Their first contract, which they carried out succcsfully, was a residence at Blackheath for John Pope, Farmer and Co. They aimed high, but. took their steps gradually, and their next work was a masonry work sub-contract on the United Insurance Building, under master builder A. Dtl and architects Morell and Kemp. Then, followed a similar contract on the Commercial Bank of Australia, at the corner of Pitt and Rowe Streets, under master builder Arthur Scott and architects Mansfield Bros. With the experiences of these works to guide them it was not long before they blossomed into big work. They secured a contract for the erection of the Hampden Bridge over the Kangaroo River, on the road from Moss Vale to Nowra, and, haying completed it successfully, the young builders passed from one success to another, the most outstanding of which was probably the erection of the Equitable Building, in George Street, Sydney, under architect Edward E. Raht, supervised by John Reid, who was also architect for another of their successes, the Bank of Australasia on the corner of Martin Place and George, Street. The erection of the Equitable Building was considered one of the building achievements of the age, and it speaks volumes for its design and construction that it is still one of the outstanding buildings of Sydney, though built as far back as 1893. In the Romanesque style of architecture, and

NATIONAL ART GALLERY, SYDNEY

This fine structure was one of the works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson, being designed by the late Colonel Vernon.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BUILDING, SYDNEY Masonry Details of the Gable End

Some of the finest pieces of masonry construction in Sydney were the result of the labours of Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson, not the least of which are the simple but graceful bits of construction in the building of the Registrar- General, of which those depicted above are typical.

HAMPDEN BRIDGE, THE Built by Master builders

This graceful suspension bridge was constructed in 1898, seated on solid rock, and, unlike the suspension bridge at The deck width between the kerb is 18 feet, whilst the having a drop ot 19 feet 6 inches, passing through ^do'1 the toWli

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lytc from Loveridge and Hudson's quarry at Bowral, [great arch, spanning approximately ' 46ft. across the ft of the building, is a triumph in masonry construction, I a memorial to the skill of the young men who coll ided it. The. arch consists, of twenty-one voussoirs, each weighing between three and four tons. The joinings delicately accomplished make it appear that the enormous ili-hewn blocks hang lightly in the air, supported at [cr. end b3r two beautifully-polished trachyte columns thin buttress walls. The arch holds 60 tons of stone, 'carries 700 tons of material above. lit is interesting to note that this .building was the first be constructed of trachyte from Loveridge and Hudson's |c quarry at Bowral, which, supplies first-class material the present day. So enthusiastic was architect Raht 'ut the trachyte when samples were shown to .him that [compared it to the material used in the earlier portions jColognc Cathedral, which was built in the thirteenth inry. To-day, after a lapse of nearly 700 years, the ic in this great Cathedral is as perfect as when quarried. In the construction of the arch the master builders ied the stone blocks with molten metal instead of tent or lime. Each block was placed in position with ttle space between it and its neighbour, and the molten al was poured in between. So successful did this method prove that the arch did not settle half an inch. Other works carried out by the firm of Loveridge and Hudson included Nicholson's music warehouse, on one side the Equitable Building, and the Bank of Australasia, on other. In both of these works trachyte from their own rries was used.- Then followed the Registrar-General's . e, portions of St. Mail's Cathedral, the Art Gallery, toms House, and many other of Sydney's prominent lings. In addition to his active connection with the firm of eridgc and . Hudson, from which he , withdrew about ; or four years ago, Herbert Hudson was a member lie directorate of the Clyde Engineering Company, of h he was chairman of directors for some time. Pie also chairman of directors of the Equitable Permanent ding, Land, and Investment Company. He was the second son of the late lienr}' Hudson, the -r member and founder of Hudson Bros. Ltd. He is survived by his widow and four sons, one of in, Colin Hudson, carries on the operations of the firm overidge and Hudson. An indication of the esteem in h Mr. Hudson was held was given by the represen e gathering which attended his funeral on Friday last.

°|the kangaroo river, n.s.w. e#ers Loveridge and Hudson.

5lM--i.L;ned by E. M. de Burgh. It has solid masonry . towers, firmly mJl™K'\ which it closely resembles, the towers needed little building up. ?? ' M!' tue sPan is 252 feet 9 inches between the centre towers; the cable? ' /.?-:- V 'm'lntf on expansion rollers' to the top : of the towers to fixed saddles on . : ? . . lw'e anchorage chambers. ' ? '

THE BANK OF AUSTRALASIA, GEORGE STREET AND MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY Built by Master Builders Loveridge and Hudson under Architect Edward E. Raht, soon after they completed the erection of the Equitable Building.

The stone of this building is the excellent trachyte obtained from the quarries of Loveridge and Hudson at Bowral. Stone from these quarries, by the way, was used also in the construc tionof Australia House, London.

THE SYNAGOGUE, ELIZABETH STREET, SYDNEY One of the works of the late Aaron Loveridge, the father of Thomas Loverjdge, and father-in-law of Herbert Hudson

Tt was no wonder that Herbert Hudson and Thomas Loveridge were able to leave this world the better for their having lived in it when they, had such an example and inspiration as Aaron Loveridge to . T; guide them. Working as a mason in his early years at Buckingham : ' Palace, Aaron Loveridge came to Australia in 1852, and a. year later commenced business as a master builder in Sydney, raising many ??: splendid structures of which' the Great Hall of the University of ;. 'Sydney, under Architect Edmund Blacket, the foundations of, the /;/ . GiP.O., Sycjney, fortifications on Georges Heights, two towers and V ; . pinnacle of St. Andrevy's Cathedral, Sydney, and the. spire, 'of ,. St. ?'?'..?:? ' John's Church, Darlinghurst, are but a few.. :