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The Growth of Australian Building Technology from its Primitive Beginnings in the 18th Century to the Introduction of Steel and Concrete Construction

This paper deals with the problems faced by the first arrivals in the new Colony of New South Wales, who lacked supplies of suitable materials and people skilled in building construction, and with the gradual development of a ‘colonial’ technology. The second generation produced some surprisingly good buildings in the circumstances. Professor H.J. Cowan

Author(s): Cowan, H J

Keywords: construction work;australia;18th century;19th century;history;timber;materials;bricks;iron;steel;concrete