History

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...

Commercial Hotel at Rockhampton | Rockhampton

Completed in 1898 Commercial Hotel is noted for its tiered verandas assembled with magnificent cast iron.

Conservatorium of Music, Sydney | Sydney

This building, at the northern entrance to the Botanic Gardens, was erected by Governor Macquarie in 1818 as stables for Government House, It is estimated to have cost 30,000. Before the building was completed, however, its "useless magnificence" was much criticized, and it was officially characterized as "a palace for horses, while human beings remained unhoused". To-day it is the State Conservat...

Coop's Shot Tower

Coop's Shot Tower has been a landmark since 1890. The tower is reminiscent of Italian towers of the middle ages and still retains much of its shot making equipment.

Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat | Ballarat

Craig's Royal Hotel was erected in 1862. To mark the patronage of Queen Victoria's son, gracious designed gas lamps were erected bearing the royal crown.

Customs House, Townsville | Townsville

Customs House Townsville was erected between 1900 and 1902 and overlooks Cleveland Bay. The building is constructed of brick and sandstone with footings of granite from Magnetic Island.

Daintree National Park | Daintree

Daintree National Park is the oldest living rainforest on earth at approximately 140 Million years with the southern boundary located at Mossman Gorge and the northern boundary at Bloomfield River. It is now home to rare plants that provide key links in the evolution story. It contains lush tropical vegetation, coral reefs, and the northern section of the Great Dividing Range. Cape Tribulation ...

Edmund Wright House, Adelaide | Adelaide

Built for the South Australian Bank in 1875 to 1878 Edmund Wright House is a spectacular example of ornate Victorian classical architecture.

Edward John Eyre | Adelaide

Edward John Eyre (1815 to 1901) arrived in Sydney in 1833. His principal expedition was in 1839 when he travelled inland from Adelaide in search of new grazing country and a route to Western Australia. This expedition took him across Lake Torrens to Streaky Bay and back to the Peninsula named after him.

Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice St., Rosehill | Rosehill

Elizabeth Farm House, with its deep shady verandas and restful grounds, is a rare example of an early Australian colonial bungalow. Commenced in 1793, it was built for John and Elizabeth Macarthur, pioneers of the Australian wool industry. Elizabeth Farm is situated in a re-created 1830s garden and reflects the architectural ideas of the colony’s first 50 years. There are no inhibiting room b...

Ernest Giles | Perth

Ernest Giles arrived in New South Wales in 1851. His first expedition in 1865 explored the country west of Darling River. In 1872 he led his second expedition to explore central Australia west of the overland telegraph line. In 1875 on his third expedition Giles arrived in Perth after successfully completing the crossing of central Australia from Beltana Station in South Australia which he depar...

Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Gardens | Melbourne

The main hall of Melbourne's Exhibition Buildings of 1880 still survives as a proud monument to high Victorian optimism and belief in progress. The original complex of buildings covered an area of 8 hectares in Carlton Gardens complete with lakes and fountains. The buildings were used for the centennial exhibition of 1888. In 1901 the building was blazed with 10,000 electric lights to celebrate th...

Flagstaff Gardens, King Street | Melbourne

Melbourne's oldest public gardens were laid out in the 1840s. A plaque marks the site of the old signal which announced the arrival of ships at Williamstown.

Former Courthouse, Greenough | Greenough

The Former Courthouse, part of a stone and brick complex that included a police station and jail was erected in 1867. The Greenough area which lies about 25km south of Geraldton failed to meet the expectation of local wheat farmers succumbing to cyclones and floods in 1888.

Fort Denison (1913), Sydney Harbour | Sydney

Fort Denison Lighthouse sits on top of the beautiful Martello Tower of Fort Denison. The Fort was built in 1850 in response to the then fears of a Russian invasion. Also known as pinch gut, an infamous name given to the island by convicts chained to the former rocky outcrop and deprived of food. A supply ship called at the fort once a week, and the prison's meager food rations earned it the sobriq...

Gallery Gondwana | Alice Springs

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading Indigenous art galleries since 1990, Gallery Gondwana, located in Todd Mall, Alice Springs, sources work from leading established and emerging artists from Australia and the South Pacific. This contemporary gallery exhibits and retails authentic Aboriginal art, fine art in the mediums of painting, works on paper, fibre, jewellery and glassware which trul...

General Post Office, Adelaide | Adelaide

The General Post Office dates from 1860 and enlarged in the 1980s. The outstanding feature is Victoria Tower with its dominant effect on the streetscape.

General Post Office, Brisbane | Brisbane

The General Post Office is one of Brisbane's most elegant buildings. Constructed of local stone between 1871 and 1879, with a slender-columned upper veranda on an arcaded base. The Building is situated on the site of the former infamous female factory prison.