Australian non-residential architectural styles

Australian Non-Residential Architectural Styles

Australian non-residential architectural styles

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Australian non-residential architectural styles are a set of Australian architectural styles that apply to buildings used for purposes other than residence and have been around only since the first colonial government buildings of early European settlement of Australia in 1788.

Their distribution follows closely the establishment and growth of the different colonies of Australia, in that the earliest colonial buildings can be found in New South Wales and Tasmania.

The following classifications are derived from Apperley, Irving and Reynolds (1989):

Old Colonial Period 1788 - c. 1840

  • Old Colonial Georgian; Old Colonial Regency; Old Colonial Grecian; Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque


Georgian

<gallery>Image:SydneyHydeParkBarracks gobeirne.jpg|Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. Old Colonial Georgian. Completed in 1819Image:The-Windmill-1.JPG|The Old Windmill, Brisbane; Completed 1824. (Brisbane's oldest building)Image:Commissariat 200.jpg|Commissariat Store, Brisbane; Completed 1829</gallery>

Regency

<gallery>Image:Oldstjames.JPG|St James Old Cathedral. King Street, Melbourne; 1839-1849, resited 1914. One of Melbourne's oldest surviving buildingsImage:SydneyMint.JPG|Sydney Mint. Sydney. Completed 1816. The oldest public building in Australia.</gallery>

Grecian

Gothic Picturesque

<gallery>Image:Syd con music.JPG|Former Government Stables. Sydney. Completed in 1821. Example of old colonial castellated Gothic...
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