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Books on this page are available at bookshops & restoration shops throughout Australia and can be purchased direct from the Flannel Flower Press. The current price list is available for download here.

THE FIBRO FRONTIER

Charles Pickett

In the housing boom of the 1950s one-third of all houses were owner built & most of them were made of fibro (asbestos cement). This book examines fibro in all its glory - from the holiday shacks, genteel bungalows & fun fairs of the past to the airports and award-winning houses of today.

  • Published by Powerhouse Publishing/Doubleday,
    PO Box K346, Haymarket, NSW 2000

  • Paperback, 128 pages, 270 x 210

  • ISBN 0 86824 718 9

  • $32.95

THE EARLY CANBERRA HOUSE

Peter Freeman

This anthology contains essays by nine specialist observers of the Australian capital & its evolution. Its illustrations include rare & previously unpublished architectural drawings & photographs of early Canberra houses.

  • Published by Federal Capital Press, 9 Pirie St, Fyshwick, ACT 2609.
    Orders to The Early Canberra House, PO Box 3162, Manuka ACT 2603.

  • Paperback, 144 pages, 287 x 213

  • ISBN 0 9598675 2 X

  • $50.00

Floorcoverings in Australia 1800 - 1950

Scott Carlin (Editor)

Everything from handmade rugs to linoleum, oriental carpets & colonial floorcloths.

  • Published by Historic Houses Trust of NSW

  • Paperback, 72 pages, 295mm x 150mm

  • ISBN 0 949753696

  • RRP $27.45 plus $3.00 P & H. Overseas rates where applicable.

  • Available from Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 61 Darghan St, Glebe NSW 2037. Fax 02 9660 1426

House Names of Australia

Graham Gould

The author has drawn on his years of experience as a nameplate maker to write the first book on Australian house names.

  • Published by Lyrebird Publishing

  • Paperback, 104 pages, 250mm x 176mm

  • ISBN 0 7241 8455 4

  • $21.95 RRP, plus P & H = $27.50 Aust., $29NZ, $33 UK & USA

  • Available from bookshops, restoration shops, & Authentic Nameplates, 54 Lennox St, Moonee Ponds, Vic. 3039

The Australian Colonial House: Architecture and Society in New South Wales 1788 - 1842

James Broadbent

The first comprehensive history of domestic architecture in New South Wales during its first fifty years. It looks at the houses that were built & the influences on their building - stylistic, climatic, and social.

  • Published by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW

  • Hardcover, 460 pages, 250mm x 315mm

  • ISBN 1 875567 18 6

  • RRP $203.50 plus $12 (NSW) $15.00 (interstate) P & H. Overseas rates will be added where applicable

  • Available from Historic Houses Trust, 61 Darghan St, Glebe, NSW 2037. Fax 02 9660 1426

The Homestead : A Riverina Anthology

Conservation architect Peter Freeman's remarkable account of the buildings of the pioneer settlers of the Riverina district of New South Wales.

  • Published by Oxford University Press

  • Hardback, 304 pages, 212mm x 300mm

  • ISBN 0 19 554232 0

  • $150.00 plus $10.00 P & H

  • Available from The Homestead, PO Box 3162, Manuka ACT 2603. Fax 02 6295 6517

Soft Furnishings 1830 - 1930

Elizabeth Wright

A guide to the use, design and construction of curtains, drapery, casecovers, blinds & trimmings for 19th and early 20th century houses. Authoritative information on the history of interior decorating, furnishing, interior restoration or needlework.

  • Published by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW

  • Hardback, 164 pages, 300mm x 220mm

  • ISBN 0 949753 49 1

  • RRP $33.00 plus $6.00 P & H. Overseas rates where applicable.

  • Available from Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 61 Darghan St, Glebe, NSW 2037. Fax 02 9660 1426

Fibro House : Opera House
- Conserving Mid-Twentieth Century Heritage

Sheridan Bourke (ed)

 

  • Published by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW]

  • Paperback, 248 pages, 150mm x 210mm

  • ISBN 0 949753 94 7

  • $32.95

Early Roofing in South Australia

One of a range of technical notes available from Heritage South Australia. Topics covered include bricks & brickwork, removing paint from masonry, cleaning masonry, painting & rising damp.

 

  • Published by Heritage South Australia, GPO Box 1047, Adelaide, SA 5001

 

The Toowoomba House: Styles & History

 

A guide to identifying Toowoomba's main heritage building styles to aid understanding & appreciation.

  • Published by Toowoomba City Council, PO Box 3021, Village Fair, Qld 4350

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