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Architecture of Australia

10 December 2013

1880 – Chief Secretary’s Building, Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet Originally the Colonial Secretary’s Building, this sandstone building was the seat of colonial administration, has been used continuously by the Government of New South Wales, and even today holds the...

13 November 2013

1880 – Clarence River Light, New South Wales, Australia

Architect: James Barnet One of a range of lighthouses built to a similar design by James Barnet. Constructed in 1880, and demolished in 1956 after a new taller light was constructed.

31 August 2009

1880 – St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Architect: William Butterfield The Architectural style of the Cathedral is best described as Gothic transitional, being partly Early English and partly Decorated. It was designed by the distinguished English architect William Butterfield, who...

07 September 2009

1880 – Yass Courthouse, New South Wales, Australia

Architect: James Barnet

08 January 2014

1881 – Unbuilt W.H Lynn Proposal for Sydney Parliament

Plans for a new Australian Parliament House for Sydney were first announced in the early 1860s, and again in the late 1890s, although neither came to fruition. In 1861, the Irish architect William...

20 November 2013

1882 – Former Police Station, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet Beautiful sandstone facade on this well maintained heritage building, and considered to be one of State Architect James Barnet’s best small-scale works. It was one of the two major stations...

22 January 2014

1882 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia

Architect: William Wardell St. Mary’s Cathedral is the largest ecclesiastical building in Australia. Work began in 1868 while the architect William Wardell was still based in Melbourne. Work continued throughout Wardell’s lifetime, he...

20 November 2013

1884 – Australasian Steam Navigation Co., Sydney, Australia

Architect: William Wardell Combined warehouses and offices for the Australasian Steam Navigation Company on the waterfront of The Rocks area of Sydney. With the prominent tower as landmark and the Dutch-inspired gables, these...

24 August 2009

1884 – Brisbane Town Hall, Queensland, Australia

Architect: Leeming & Leeming