Special places archive
Here historian Susan Marsden has assembled stories of 42 houses, collected during a larger study of Australian housing. A range of ordinary houses from around the country is represented — using biographies by historians with local credentials. The bios are well-informed and readable. There are photographs, stories and plans to locate each house in its time and place.
I believe Our house was meant to be a book. When this plan was stymied the Australian Heritage Commission stepped in and supported this web publication. Its origins as a book are reflected in the big slabs of linear text. But never mind, just make time to read it closely. And if you miss reading in bed, think about getting that laptop with the ‘net connection.