Colonial Aspiration and Nineteenth Century Public Building in Australia

The Victorian era in the Australian colonies was a significant period of population growth, urban expansion and civic building.

Gold rushes, notably in the Colony of Victoria in the early 1850s, provided the means for ambitious architecture, and set a high bar for neighbouring colonies establishing their economic and cultural infrastructure and identities.This talk discusses approaches to nineteenth-century public building in the Australian colonies. Dr Stuart King is a senior lecturer in architectural design and history at the University of Melbourne and a member of the University’s Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage.

Ticket Price: £6
Date: January 31st, 2024
Time: 7am