Building Australia

Building Australia

Building Australia

This colourful series provides a fascinating social history of Australia through the evolution of house design.

Building Australia - Ep 1 - The Terrace

Beginning with the speculative developments in Lower Fort Street in the Rocks area in Sydney and later moving to Melbourne's neatly organised squares, we trace the earliest development of the terrace from those that landed in the First Fleet and initiated the tradition of European-style building.

Building Australia - Ep 2 - The Queenslander

From the inner city, we move to consider how Australians have adapted to a climate with which most were initially unfamiliar. From a suburban Brisbane residence to a Bundaberg sugar plantation and from a Rockhampton railway house to a literally itinerant dwelling in Longreach, this episode explores the gradual adaptation to life in the tropics and the evolution of one of Australia's most iconic houses.

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