The Australian Colonial House.
The Australian Colonial House. Architecture and Society in New South Wales 1788-1842.

Sydney: Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.

Small folio (310 x 245 mm.), 460 pages, with several hundred previously unpublished illustrations of original paintings and line drawings, and many 19th-century photographs; printed on high quality gloss art paper, bound in linen boards with a colour dustjacket.

An invaluable reference book

The Australian Colonial House is the definitive study of early Australian houses and society during the first fifty years of settlement. Through the villas, cottages, bungalows and mansions examined in the book, an insight is given into the early society of New South Wales. Dr Broadbent describes the houses and their builders from the colony's foundation in the late-eighteenth century to the disastrous depression of the 1840s.

The Australian Colonial House is the definitive study of early Australian houses and society during the first fifty years of settlement. Through the villas, cottages, bungalows and mansions examined in the book, an insight is given into the early society of New South Wales. Dr Broadbent describes the houses and their builders from the colony's foundation in the late-eighteenth century to the disastrous depression of the 1840s.

Broadbent analyses the origins of the most interesting houses in New South Wales and he brings history to life by populating his narrative with a variety of characters. These early houses are read as manuscripts, revealing the motives, and the follies of their builders, from Governor Macquarie's deliberate flouting of the Secretary of State's instruction in order to satisfy his and his wife's architectural ambitions, to the vainglorious attempts of Sir Thomas Mitchell, with a new knighthood, seeking to recreate Old England in the Antipodean Bush.

Price (AUD): $225.00

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