Tag: History

Fremantle Prison was constructed by convicts between 1851 and 1859. (Photograph 1971).
News | Josh Harris | 18 Jan 2018

WA Heritage Council calls for convict-era heritage nominations

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the last convict ship, a convict-themed assessment program hopes to identify places for inclusion in the State Register of Heritage Places.

The proposed Victoria Police building by Woods Bagot.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Jun 2017

Australia’s ‘New Scotland Yard’ recommended for approval

The 39-storey, Woods-Bagot-designed Victoria Police Centre in central Melbourne will now be sent to the Vic planning minister for final approval.

The planned redevelopment of the area around the Female Factory is part of the Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program.
News | Patrick Hunn | 16 Jun 2017

Architects’ and landscape architects’ institutes jointly oppose subdivision of heritage site in Parramatta

Heads of the NSW chapters say the site, which contains the heritage-listed former Parramatta Female Factory, should not be subdivided until a masterplan is produced.

Demolishing Hoffnung’s building, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1939.
News | Louisa Wright | 14 Nov 2016

Demolished Sydney exhibition remembers Sydney’s lost buildings

The upcoming Sydney Living Museums exhibition, Demolished Sydney, recalls some of the most significant demolitions of the past 200 years.

The Rose Seidler House in Sydney by Harry Seidler.
News | Louisa Wright | 12 Oct 2016

Australian architecture comes to small screen

A two-part series on Australian architecture, Streets of Your Town, presented by broadcaster and comedian Tim Ross will air on the ABC early November.

An external view of the T&G building refurbishment by Bates Smart.
News | Louisa Wright | 11 Aug 2016

Bates Smart to refurbish Melbourne’s 1928 T&G building

Pembroke Real Estate has revealed Bates Smart’s design for the refurbishment of Melbourne’s 1928 T&G building at the “Paris end” of Collins Street.

St Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.
News | Sian Johnson | 4 Nov 2015

Edmund Capon picks world’s 10 finest buildings

Australian art figure Edmund Capon has named the world’s 10 finest buildings, praising the “useless” in architecture.

An artist's impression of the Russell Street entrance to the State Library of Victoria.
News | Sian Johnson | 20 May 2015

State Library of Victoria to be transformed

$83 million redevelopment will see over 1000 square metres of the State Library of Victoria opened to the public.

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.
Discussion | Philip Goad | 13 Dec 2013

Public Sydney: Drawing the City

Professor Philip Goad reviews the seminal work by Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill.

The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia
Discussion | Shaneen Fantin | 13 Dec 2013

The Biggest Estate on Earth

Shaneen Fantin reviews Bill Gammage’s publication on how Aborigines made Australia.

The level-11 lobby with original marble inlay flooring.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 11 Aug 2012

Manchester Unity Building

Built in 1932 as a beacon of hope during the Depression, Melbourne’s gothic, art deco masterpiece has been restored.

Open House Adelaide
Public Events | 8 May 2012

Open House Adelaide

The inaugural Open House Adelaide will open up significant historical buildings to the public.

Melbourne's South Wharf cargo sheds live again
News | 20 Dec 2011

South Wharf cargo sheds live again

After six years of restoration, Melbourne’s South Wharf cargo sheds are set to become a food and wine hub.

Florence Taylor (1879–1969), the first professional woman architect in Australia.
News | 21 Nov 2011

2012 Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month 2012 will have the theme of Women with a Plan.

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