Previous Theses on Queensland Housing have concerned themselves with firstly "The Indigenous Queensland House" and secondly "Social Changes and their influence in Domestic Architecture in Queensland."
The first mentioned thesis traced the development of housing mainly up to the depression era while the second viewed only one particular aspect of several which has determined the Domestic Architecture of this State.
As in all periods of Architecture it has been agreed that building in that time has been the culmination of several determining factors which could be listed as Geographical, Geological, Climatical, Religious, Social, Historical (or traditional) and Economical. Thus the true history of the Queensland House is related to each and every one of the above mentioned influences and I shall try to relate these with their effect on plans, walls, openings, roofs and ornament giving some typical examples.
As the period up to and about 1930 has been covered previously, I shall content myself for the sake of completeness with only a brief summary of Queensland housing up to that time and then attempt to trace its further growth and progress up to the present day.
As to in what direction our architecture is going in the future we do not know but can only attempt to corrolate the attitudes of other countries and rely on theirs and our previous experience to guide us.