Settlement: A history of Australian Indigenous housing

settlement cover

Peter Read

Jan, 2000
Category: 
Health
History
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Attachment/s: 
Dimensions: 
270x205mm
ISBN: 
9780855753634
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$34.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

Settlement traces the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing from the variety of shelters used pre-invasion to the extraordinary cottages built by Victorian missionaries, through to the dreaded children's dormitory to the compound and its horrors of disease and overcrowding.

Modern themes such as gendered housing, family-friendly prisons, self-built houses, government programs, and advanced designs for health and durability are also explored.

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Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016