History

Anglesea Barracks | Hobart

Anglesea Barracks lays claim to the oldest military establishment in Australia in continuous use. Construction on the first buildings commenced in 1814 and were completed in 1829 to classic colonial Georgian style.

Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney | Sydney

This memorial, to perpetuate the memory of the men and women of New South Wales who served in the first World War, was built from the proceeds of public subscription and a State Government grant. The structure is 100 metres high, its exterior being finished in red granite and the interior in New South Wales white marble. On the main approach is the Lake of Reflections bordered by poplar trees. O...

Anzac War Memorial, Anzac Square | Brisbane

The Anzac War Memorial is in the heart of the city, overlooking a small park below Central Railway Station. The memorial is an open colonnade supporting an entablature of stone and bronze. On the inner face are inscribed the names of battles in which Australian soldiers have fought, and in the centre of the circle of columns is a bronze urn upon which burns the never dying "Flame of Remembrance". ...

Archibald Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney | Sydney

This fountain was erected on the terms of the will of the late J. F. Archibald, a prominent Australian journalist. The work is by the famous sculptor, F. Sicard, and is "Commemorative of Australia and France having fought side by side for the liberties of the world". The sculptor has explained the symbolism as follows: "Apollo (the central figure) represents the Arts (Beauty and Light). Apollo ho...

Australian National Botanic Gardens | Canberra

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of native Australian flora. The gardens maintains a wide variety of botanical resources for researchers and cultivates native plants threatened in the wild. About 1 km to the wes...

Ayers House, Adelaide | Adelaide

Ayers House dating from 1846 is one of the most interesting of Adelaide's early houses.

Ballarat Town Hall | Ballarat

Built in 1870 in free-stone the magnificent Town Hall supports a spectacular tower with a set of five bells.

Bendigo Law Courts | Bendigo

The Town Hall, Post Office and Law Courts were completed in 1896 to the architecture of the French renaissance period. Together the buildings form a precinct of late 19th century architecture of the highest distinction.

Bendigo Post Office | Bendigo

The Town Hall, Post Office and Law Courts were completed in 1896 to the architecture of the French renaissance period. Together the buildings form a precinct of late 19th century architecture of the highest distinction.

Bendigo Town Hall | Bendigo

The Town Hall, Post Office and Law Courts were completed in 1896 to the architecture of the French renaissance period. Together the buildings form a precinct of late 19th century architecture of the highest distinction.

Berrima Gaol | Berrima

Berrima Gaol, Australia's oldest surviving lock-up, was built by convicts in chains between 1834 and 1839.

Bishop's Court, Adelaide | Adelaide

Built in gothic revival style, Bishop's Court was built for Reverend Augustus Short, the first bishop of the city. Built in sandstone with coloured quoins, columns and chimneys in Indian red.

Booloominbah | Armidale

Built between 1883 and 1888 Booloominbah is radically different from earlier colonial and Victorian homesteads of the period. The massive brick residence is a collage of gables, chimneys and verandas. Today Booloominbah is regarded by some as "probably the finest country house in Australia". It now serves as part of the campus of the University of New England Armidale.

Brisbane City Administration Building | Brisbane

The picture shows the Administration Building, in Queens Park, to the east of Elizabeth Street.

Broken Hill Post Office | Broken Hill

The great corner Post Office of 1891 fronts Argent and Chloride Streets with its massive brick clock tower.

Buchanan's Hotel, Townsville | Townsville

Beautiful and extensive cast iron lacework is the predominant feature of three storey Buchanan's Hotel of 1902. The gossamer screen of lacework across the facade makes the building one of the most enchanting pubs of the period.

Burrundulla | Mudgee

George Henry Cox's homestead of Burrundulla was designed by William Weaver and built by Henry and Robert Hudson in 1865. Burrundulla is a Georgian-inspired two storey brick house with three-sided bays at each end.

Cape Spencer Lighthouse | Yorketown

Cape Spencer Lighthouse, Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula.

Captain Cook's Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens | Melbourne

This cottage of brick and stone was originally the home of Captain Cook's parents at Great Ayton, Yorkshire. It was purchased for the State of Victoria by Mr Russell Grimwade in 1933, brought from England, and re-erected in Fitzroy Gardens. The ivy on the walls is grown from a slip of the original ivy from Great Ayton. The Union Jack, which is sometimes flown from the flagpole, is as old as the c...