Jack Patterson was born 23 May 1912 in Oamaru, Waitaki District, Otago, New Zealand to David Livingstone Patterson (1873-1960) and Katharine (Kitty) Robinson (1885-1978) and died circa 2002 New Zealand of unspecified causes. He married Joan Violet Gale (1918-2004) 1945 in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom.

The web page says:

"Attended Waitaki Boys High. University 1931 -37 and worked in the office of Alva Bartley (with Imi Porsolt, Ray Thorpe & Fred Beckett) during the design of the 1ZB building in Auckland (1939 – 1941) Joined the Navy during war then Architecture Bursary in London 1945 – 46. Worked in the office of F R S Yorke before returning to New Zealand.

"Worked with Jones, Adams & Kingston and Massey, Beatson,Rix-Trot & Carter (project architect on The Pines, University Medical School,etc) but also designed private residences and the St Francis Church in Carlton Gore Rd, Grafton 1963-4) for the Theosophical Society and Liberal Catholic Church.

"Patterson also wrote a detailed history of the Theosophical Society in Auckland, which can be found on their website."

War service has a photo and lists military service, including Service number JX 259177 and says his last rank was Leutenant/Military in the Royal Navy, Combined Operations, HMS COPRA .


Jack's involvement with theosophy included a lengthy affidavit in a court case about charitable status in Australia. The Manor Foundation Ltd. v. Commissioner of Land Tax (N.S.W.)., Supreme Court of New South Wales, 18 October 1983.



Offspring of Jack Patterson and Joan Violet Gale (1918-2004)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Chris*topher John Patterson (living)
Malcolm James Patterson (living)
Moira Natalie Patterson (living)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢ Children
  • Several grandchildren. Chris married in USA.
¶ Death

Robin Patterson