The Wunderlich company was founded in Australia by the three Wunderlich brothers in the late 1880s. The company manufactured and supplied materials for the building and construction industry, including pressed metal, roofing tiles, terra cotta, fibre cement sheeting and aluminium framing.
Wunderlich Ltd’s long history supplying the building industry in Australia reflects numerous changes and trends in construction methods and architectural styles and these can be seen in the catalogues and promotional materials produced by the company. These catalogues provide an excellent record of twentieth century architecture in Australia and Deakin University Library has many examples of these in the Special Collection which support the research and study of academics and students in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Construction.
Kristen Thornton, Special Collections Librarian