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Author Bell, Peter, 1948-

Title Timber and iron : houses in North Queensland mining settlements, 1861-1920 / Peter Bell
Published St. Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press ; Lawrence, Mass. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Technical Impex Corp., 1984


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Description xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary This book examines all houses in the North Queensland region in the period 1861-1920. The study begins with a brief description of the region and investigates whether any climatic or environmental factors were influential in the design of the buildings. It then describes the mining settlements and the social and economic conditions that constituted the background to house construction. A chapter is devoted to a critical examination of the origins of one construction technique - the sawn timber stud-framed wall - which dominated all building construction in North Queensland in the period. The remainder of the book examines the houses themselves; their forms, the materials and construction techniques, items of detail, and the effect of subsequent modifications
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 227-240
Subject Architecture -- Australia -- Queensland -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture -- Australia -- Queensland -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Australia -- Queensland -- 20th century.
Architecture, Australian -- Queensland -- 19th century
Architecture, Domestic -- Australia -- Queensland.
Architecture, Domestic -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Architecture, Domestic -- Australia -- Queensland.
Architecture, Modern -- 19th century -- Australia -- Queensland.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Australia -- Queensland.
Dwellings -- Australia -- Queensland.
Dwellings -- Australia -- Queensland.
Industrial housing -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Mineral industries -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Vernacular architecture -- Queenland
Vernacular architecture -- Australia -- Queensland.
LC no. 83010223
ISBN 070221714X