Building Australia

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Season 1, Episode 6 (The Project House)

2.7 197 x
John Doyle explores how factory built project homes helped meet our intense demand for housing and to a degree reflected both the taste for 'modernity' and the preferences of the 'New Australians'. (Final)

Season 1, Episode 5 (The Federation House)

2.5 44 x
John Doyle explores the story of optimism & confidence that powered the movement to make Australia an independent nation. This national idealism was reflected in the assured, even showy architecture of the Federation house.
Episodes 2017

Season 1, Episode 4 (The Weekender)

4.0 46 x
Episode Four tells the story of what many Aussies did with their leisure time - built & retreated to weekenders. From the tradition of bush carpentry to fibro beach homes, John Doyle explores the weekender's make-do origins.

Season 1, Episode 3 (The Homestead)

4.0 53 x
John Doyle investigates one of the most romantic forms of Australian houses - the homestead. Unique among Australian houses the initial impulse was to build "country homes" that replicated the fashions of England.

Season 1, Episode 2 (The Queenslander)

3.0 50 x
From a suburban Brisbane residence to a Bundaberg sugar plantation, John Doyle explores the gradual adaptation to life in the tropics and the evolution of the iconic 'Queenslander' house.

Season 1, Episode 1 (The Terrace)

3.0 66 x
From The Rocks area in Sydney to Melbourne's neatly organised squares, John Doyle traces the earliest development of the terrace from the First Fleet settlers who initiated the tradition of European-style building.