Decorative Cast Iron in Australia
"Most of Australia's towns and cities sprang up at the height of the cast iron era - their development also coinciding with Australia's lavish gold boom period. The verandah - so suited to cast iron decoration-was the perfect architectural solution to the sunny Antipodean climate, and many beautiful cast iron-decorated terraces, villas and hotels bear testimony to this golden era of Australian history."--BOOK JACKET.
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