Architecture and design: Australian architecture   Part 1

Architecture and design: Australian architecture - Part 1

Many British colonist, builders & architects adapted prevailing Victorian fashions into homes far removed from ‘dear old England’. Nostalgia played a large part in colonial architecture around the world, from the Caribbean to Australia & New Zealand. In St Lucia particularly, the ‘Gingerbread’ house – All lacy fretwork verandas, barge-boards & railings – became the traditional style.

Nostalgia played a large part in colonial architecture around the world, from the Caribbean to Australia & New Zealand.

Country villa in Bowral, NSW//Photography Michael Wee

Love the entry of this Bowral country mansion in NSW. Click the image for more images of this beautiful homestead.

Architecture and design: Australian architecture   Part 1

Architecture and design: Australian architecture - Part 1

Victorian style home, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia

This image shows a very typical Victorian style home. The verandah and centred door with a small front yard were a few common features in this era. Victorian style home, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia

Architecture and design: Australian architecture   Part 1

Architecture and design: Australian architecture - Part 1

Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia. Established in 1884 as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery by the citizens of Ballarat both the building and part of its collection is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and by the National Trust of Victoria.   The gallery is notable as the home, since 1895, of the original Eureka Flag and houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day

Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia. Established in 1884 as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery by the citizens of Ballarat both the building and part of its collection is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and by the National Trust of Victoria. The gallery is notable as the home, since 1895, of the original Eureka Flag and houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day

Architecture and design: Australian architecture   Part 1

Architecture and design: Australian architecture - Part 1

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