A History of European Housing in Australia

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Patrick Troy
Cambridge University Press, Jun 22, 2000 - Business & Economics - 325 pages
This collection of essays, first published in 2000, was the first systematic attempt to explain the social, administrative, technical and cultural history of 'European' housing in Australia. Written by a collaborative team of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, it explains how Australian housing has evolved from the ideas brought by the first settlers, and what makes Australian housing distinctive in social terms. This book covers a broad range of topics including the ways in which houses reflect social values and aspirations, the relationship between houses and gardens, the home as a site of domestic production and consumption, and an exploration of how housing provides the basis for developing a sense of community. The book will be invaluable for students of urban affairs and those engaged in housing and the design professions, as well as policy-makers and analysts in the public and private sectors.
 

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Contents

Colonial Origins of the Australian Home
The Introduction of Order
Making Do
Necessity the Mother of Invention or DoItYourself
The Industry Time Forgot
Embracing the New A Tale of Two Rooms
Making Oneself Comfortable or More Rooms than Persons
Planning Housing Gardening Home as a Garden Suburb
Connections
The Comfortable House Responding to the Australian Environment
Project Homes or HomesasProjects Fashion and Utility in TwentiethCentury Australia
Paying for It All
Home Ownership and the Illusion of Egalitarianism
Between the Houses Neighboring and Privacy
Poor Naked Wretches A Historical Overview of Australian Homelessness
Lowering the Standard

The Household Production of Subsistence Goods The Urban Peasant Thesis Reassessed
In Her Masters House and Garden

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