Culture in the Colonies

Australia's first Government House

Fantastic Flora in Australia – First Fleet to Federation

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At the English colonization of this extraordinary continent in 1788 the flora was so exotic many explorers thought they would find the original Garden of Eden

Australia, a Multicultural Land of Paradoxes & Opportunities

Australia, a Multicultural Land of Paradoxes & Opportunities

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Australia is a multicultural land of opportunity, one whose layers of diversity are constantly re-interpreted distilled and decanted into something quite unique

Side Cabinet Tasmanian Fine Furniture

Tasmanian Fine Furniture – A Distinctive Language of Style

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Peter Collenette of Tasmanian Fine Furniture has a knowledge of historical design styles and some of the world’s most attractive timbers available to make them

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

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On our You Tube Channel you will find our mini-documentaries, which provide an insight into the evolution of art, design, music, fashion and style.

Culture in the Colony

Culture in the Colony

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Due to the interest of botanist and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820) Australian plants became known in England after 1770. The first conscious attempt at garden layout at Sydney was most certainly the grounds of Government House, constructed in 1788. A view rendered in c1792 depicts a naive…