C. Bruce DELLIT 1900 -1942

C. BRUCE DELLIT was born in Sydney and was educated at the Sydney Technical College under Byera Hadley and at Sydney University under Professor Wilkinson.

One of his earliest jobs was acting in the capacity of Chief Draftsman on the design of the Brisbane Townhall.

On his return to Sydney, he entered into partnership with the old established firm of Spain & Cosh with whom he designed the building of Marcus Clark & Co Ltd, Scottish House and Evening News Building in Sydney and Dalgely's in Newcastle.

In 1929, he commenced practice privately designing Australia House, Kyle House, the Australia Hotel Ballroom and Dining Room, Sydney's Liberty Theatre, the Kinsella Chapels in Darlinghurst, Messrs Howes & Howes store and the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park. Delfin House, O'Connell Street was his last major work prior to his premature death in 1942.

Works: Kyle House, 27-31 Macquarie Place, 1931
Anzac War Memorial, Hyde Park, 1934

C. Bruce Dellit Profile supplied by The Royal Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter)

Design Intentions

In 1934 Bruce Dellit wrote that “the Anzac Memorial design is intended to express with dignity and simplicity neither the glory nor the glamour of war but these nobler attributes of human nature which the great tragedy of nations so vividly brought forth – courage, endurance and sacrifice.”

C. Bruce Dellit Quote supplied by Reveille Nov/Dec 1986.