12-07-1862: The Shakespeare window at the Haymarket Theatre, Melbourne.

The history of one of Ferguson & Urie’s most famous stained glass windows can only be surmised by the following article: The Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser, Saturday 12th July 1862, page 2. “I have just received per mail, … Continue reading

18-11-1876: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria.

The foundation stone of St Stephen’s Church was laid in June 1850 and the incomplete church opened in November 1851. In 1863 the north aisle, designed by Nathaniel Billing, was erected and the west wall rebuilt. The south aisle and … Continue reading

01-07-1862: The opening of Coppins Apollo Music Hall.

The Argus, Melbourne, Tuesday 1st July 1862, page 8. Entertainer and Politician, George Coppin, opens his ‘Apollo Music Hall’ on the 5th of July 1862. The stained glass windows were crafted by Ferguson & Urie of North Melbourne. One of … Continue reading

Company History

Ferguson & Urie Colonial Victoria’s Premier Stained Glass Window Craftsmen 1853 – 1899  James Ferguson 1818-1894         James Urie 1828-1890          Colonial Victoria’s leading stained glass window firm “Ferguson & Urie” began in Curzon Street North Melbourne in … Continue reading


Colonial Victoria’s famous stained glass company, “Ferguson & Urie” left their artistic mark in Australian history between 1853-1899. Well over a century later many of those amazing stained glass windows still exist. Here you will find hundreds of articles and … Continue reading