A History of European Housing in Australia

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 22, 2000 - Business & Economics - 325 pages
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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
6
The Introduction of Order
26
Making Do
41
Necessity the Mother of Invention or DoItYourself
57
The Industry Time Forgot
77
Embracing the New A Tale of Two Rooms
86
Making Oneself Comfortable or More Rooms than Persons
107
Planning Housing Gardening Home as a Garden Suburb
125
Connections
182
The Comfortable House Responding to the Australian Environment
197
Project Homes or HomesasProjects Fashion and Utility in TwentiethCentury Australia
218
Paying for It All
237
Home Ownership and the Illusion of Egalitarianism
254
Between the Houses Neighboring and Privacy
269
Poor Naked Wretches A Historical Overview of Australian Homelessness
287
Lowering the Standard
306

The Household Production of Subsistence Goods The Urban Peasant Thesis Reassessed
142
In Her Masters House and Garden
164

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