Edward Bartley

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Edward Bartley (1839 – 28 May 1919) was an architect in New Zealand. He was born in Saint Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. He arrived in New Zealand in 1854 and married Elizabeth Hannken in February 1859.

He was active in the Eight Hour Movement, a member of the Royal Rifle Company of Volunteers, Auckland Choral Society, the Microscopic Society, the Photographic Society, The Museum Institute, the Auckland Institute of Architects, and a founding member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (1906).

He worked mainly in Auckland. Notable buildings include

He trained Keith Draffin in his office, along with his sons Alfred, Arthur and Frederick. The firm of Bartley & Son continued under Alfred Bartley following the retirement of Edward Bartley in 1914.

Bartley died at his home in Devonport on 28 May 1919,[1][2] and was buried at O'Neill's Point Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "An Auckland pioneer". Auckland Star. 28 May 1919. p. 5. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Deaths". Auckland Star. 28 May 1919. p. 12. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Burial and cremation search". Auckland Council. Retrieved 22 January 2016.