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The Sydney General Post Office: a metaphor for Australian Federation


Orr, K, The Sydney General Post Office: a metaphor for Australian Federation, Nation City Place: Rethinking Nationalism Abstracts, July 2006, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-8. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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The Sydney General Post Office was commissioned in 1862 to accommodate the postal and telegraphic services that linked the British colony of New South Wales to the rest of the world. Completed over three decades to the design of Colonial Architect James Barnet, it was conceived as the colony’s "centre and focus, the heart … from which the pulse of civilisation throbs to the remotest extremity of the land."

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Sydney General Post Office, Australian Federation
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Orr, K (Professor Kirsten Orr)
ID Code:107717
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2016-03-22
Last Modified:2016-03-22

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