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.
Greetings from the land of the furry, feathered, slithery and slimy! From koalas and kookaburras to dunnarts and dugongs, this book celebrates Australiaâ€™s weird and wonderful wildlife. Packed with 36 pages of animal stickers and 16 postcards of iconic Aussie locations, this is a sticker book like no other. Customise a postcard with animals or surfboards, hats and even lamingtons then write a message on the back and post it off, or give one to a friend. Either way youâ€™ll take these critters on their own Aussie adventure without ever leaving home!