A History of European Housing in Australia

by Patrick (Australian National University, Canberra) Troy

A History of European Housing in Australia Synopsis

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.

A History of European Housing in Australia Press Reviews

This is an important collection that will be useful for scholars of Australian housing, and indeed of the country itself, as housing is one of the human needs, if not rights. H-Net Reviews Jan 2002

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521771955
Publication date: 1st December 2000
Author: Patrick (Australian National University, Canberra) Troy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 340 pages
Categories: Urban & municipal planning, Welfare & benefit systems,

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