Summary

Education certificate, issued by the Australian Military Forces and awarded to Hugh Vivian Taylor, later to become an acoustician and architect, dated 7 February 1917.

Hugh Vivian Taylor started practice as an architect in Victoria, Australia during 1923 and in acoustics in 1928.

The arrival of "talking pictures" in Australia in 1929 required acceptable acoustic conditions to ensure satisfactory reproduction of the sound. From 1930 to 1941 he acted as consultant for at least 434 theatres and public halls.

Physical Description

Light brown coloured A5 sheet, printed on both sides with handwritten insertions.

Significance

The arrival of 'talking pictures' in Australia in 1929 required theatres to have appropriate acoustic characteristics. From 1930 to 1941, H. Vivian Taylor was the architectural and acoustical consultant for at least 434 theatres and public halls.

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