About

Welcome to my Australian historical Stained Glass windows site.

This is an offshoot to my own family history project which surrounds the historical stained glass windows created by the colonial Victorian stained glass firm, ‘Ferguson & Urie 1853-1899.”.

Over the years that I have been researching Ferguson & Urie stained glass, I have come across many other fabulous newspaper articles about windows created by other artists and studios that are just too good to ignore.Whilst I have tried to remain focused on my research of the Ferguson & Urie Company,  I have eventually conceded that I should at least pair any historic newspaper articles I come across with any photos I may have taken of these historic stained glass windows.

The quality and craftsmanship of the stained glass varies greatly between artists and studios.  It’s up to your own taste to determine what is breathtaking or mediocre. In any case, you have to consider the amount of workmanship that goes into the entire construction of the windows which is an incredible art form on its own.

This offshoot site will serve as my depository of information not related to my primary research project of Ferguson & Urie craftsmanship.
There is a wealth of history in our stained glass windows. The questions that are never asked, are, who made them? Who was the person it is a memorial to? Who was the donor?

There is a fascinating story behind each window and I invite anyone who has legitimate information to contribute to contact me via the contacts page.

Regards,

Ray

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3 comments on “About

  1. Congratulations Ray on your new “offshoot” site Stained Glass Windows and thanks for sharing your excellent photos together with relative newspaper clippings. The information adds a whole new dimension of understanding to these magnificent windows.
    With Best Wishes,
    Janice

  2. It’s all fantastic historical stuff Janice. There are a lot of historical connections to some of these stained glass windows to that produced by our Ferguson & Urie company.There is so much I find that cant be ignored.

    Enjoy!

    Ray

  3. Ray: St Anthony’s Glen Huntly (Vic) is 100 years old. They have a number of Mayer windows from the 1930s or thereabouts, and are trying to trace their history. Ideas welcome!

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