Robert Hargreave Brodrick was an architect from England who spent most of his life in Australia as City Architect for Sydney.
He was born in Macclesfield the son of Robert Brodrick, silk manufacturer.
His apprenticeship was served at the practice of James Fraser, of Leeds. He was initially in partnership with West Lewis, trading as Lewis and Brodrick of Thirsk and Ripon, but this partnership was dissolved in 1877. He undertook a number of commissions in England, until aged 22 he moved to Australia.
In 1883 he got a job as a draftsman in the City Architect’s Department of Sydney Municipal Council.
Within 12 years he was City Architect. They had the following children: