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Burning[edit]

Ah yes, the old chestnut about natives burning the land in a controlled fashion - attacked and debunked repeatedly. Delete or restate, surely? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gef05 (talkcontribs) 10:15, 31 March 2013 (UTC)



Merge proposal[edit]

Ashgrovian was recently nominated for deletion but the consensus was keep. I argued for it's retention, but believe the article could easily be integrated into this article unless it is significantly expanded in the near future. --Mcginnly | Natter 18:24, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Agree - It is not notable from my knowledge. There should be a regional styles section in the architecture styles article. --Biatch 04:33, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Disagree - This article is already too large, and should have more sections split out into individual articles. Considering that Ashgrovian seems to be a variation of a Queenslander, maybe it should be merged there? Rimmeraj 04:39, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
Disagree - The Queenslander or Queensland Bungalow, has Australia-wide significance. The Ashgrovian has local significance. Ashgrovian should be merged with Queenslander. --Amandajm 11:30, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
I will implement merge into queenslander soon if no objections are raised by the end of the month. Rimmeraj 13:37, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Merge completed. Rimmeraj 00:22, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

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Opening list of styles[edit]

The list of styles at the beginning is truly obnoxious. Names of styles and their dates should simply be integrated into the various section headings. Make whatever opening paragraph you like, but just listing stuff and then repeating the list with the various section headings doesn't work.

I share this concern. See my comment under the heading Difference Between Era's (Period) and Architectural Styles.WoonganILB (talk) 11:47, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Page for Victorian Architecture Of Australia[edit]

There should be a Wikipedia page for "Victorian Architecture Of Australia" or "Australian Victorian Architecture." I think the page on "Federation Architecture" should simply be renamed, because I think that that's what people think of when they think of the buildings of Australia's Victorian period. Add to it as appropriate to make it fit that broader term, but I don't think that's a big problem. I had to hunt through three different Wikipedia pages to find out that what I think of as "Australian Victorian Architecture" is called "Federation Architecture."

Do these also apply to New Zealand ?[edit]

One would think so. Might be worth merging some NZ content in here as well. --Biatch (talk) 02:25, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Difference Between Era's (Period) and Architectural Styles[edit]

I'm currently researching Australia Heritage House Designs, I've been reading a few different references and there appears to be misuse of the terms, Federation, Victorian, Inter War & Post War as architectural styles. These are merely the names given to the period an architectural Style may fall into. i.e Calforniam Bungalow was introduced in Australia during the Inter War Period. Or the Queen Anne Style falls in both the Victorian & Federation Periods because of slight overlaps between the start and end of a period is not accurately defined. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashleyjoyce (talkcontribs) 03:38, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

For good or for bad, most if not all heritage councils in Australia have for expedience adopted the style terms given in the book A pictorial guide to identifying Australian architecture (1989) by R. Apperly, R. Irving & P. Reynolds with photographs by Soloman Mitchell. Many of the style terms in this book are a combination of era and style, and what makes it confusing is that the style is sometimes actually a term drawn from an era. So, for example, we have 'Old Colonial Georgian' and 'Victorian Georgian' and, if I recall correctly, 'Georgian Revival' (which is an inter-war occurrence). Most heritage practitioners have a lover/hate relationship with this book, considering some of the style terms nonsensical. However, despite any petty grievances that we may have with the terms used in this book it is both logical and broad in its treatment of the subject. Nothing better has been written since, and the books written before have had a more limited scope. Having said that, I do particularly like Robin Boyd's Australia's Home (1952, with subsequent updates). His stylistic terms are very sensible.WoonganILB (talk) 11:40, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

New External Link[edit]

I moderate the Culture Victoria website and have added a link to a collection of Melbourne house plans.Eleworth (talk) 06:36, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

As concerned this link may have appeared to be spamming I have removed it. Eleworth (talk) 07:59, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

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Proposal: Include Tasmanian, Western Australian and Northern Territory architecture[edit]

I propose that this article have information added that includes the residential architecture of all of Australia including Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Ewikme (talk) 01:39, 16 May 2016 (UTC) As a Western Australian living in Tasmania, I appreciate the suggestion. 'Panshanger' is a Tasmanian example that has been included. But before uploading more examples, it would be desirable that someone did a thorough edit of the style categories using an authoritative style guide such as Robin Boyd's Australia's Home or Apperly Irving & Reynolds's A pictorial guide to identifying Australian architecture.WoonganILB (talk) 11:45, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

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