This collection of essays, first published in 2000, was the first systematic attempt to explain the social, administrative, technical and cultural history of 'European' housing in Australia. Written by a collaborative team of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, it explains how Australian housing has evolved from the ideas brought by the first settlers, and what makes Australian housing distinctive in social terms. This book covers a broad range of topics including the ways in which houses reflect social values and aspirations, the relationship between houses and gardens, the home as a site of domestic production and consumption, and an exploration of how housing provides the basis for developing a sense of community. The book will be invaluable for students of urban affairs and those engaged in housing and the design professions, as well as policy-makers and analysts in the public and private sectors.
This book contains amusing illustrations and descriptive text, which provide an interesting insight into the harsh realities faced by convicts under the old penal system, and the beginnings of colonial enterprise. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.
Clear and accessible, Australian Patent Law will assist you in interpreting the technicalities and complexities of the Patent Act 1990 (Cth) and Regulations and will shed light onto processes involved when claiming. Australian Patent Law is an indispensable, easy to use text that provides annotations to the Patent Act 1990, with relevant case law, regulations and Australian Patents Office practice. Of immense value is the comparative table and notes on differences between the 1952 and 1990 Acts, as well as the table of procedural steps. Australian Patent Law also includes a unique introductory chapter, explaining key patent concepts, allowing you to understand the notion underlying the sections of the Act, and which are crucial to understanding the operation of many of the sections.
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