Building Australia

Building Australia

The Project House
Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  August 27, 2013

While houses from the recently decommissioned airforce base in Tocumwal, New South Wales, delivered via truck to Canberra went some way toward addressing the housing crisis in our nation's capital, with post war immigration and the baby boom the rest of Australia needed some 400,000 new homes. This episode tells the story of how factory built houses and project homes met this intense demand for housing and, to a degree, reflected both the taste for 'modernity' and the preferences of the 'New Australians' who moved into the spreading suburbs.

While houses from the recently decommissioned airforce base in Tocumwal, New South Wales, delivered via truck to Canberra went some way toward addressing the housing crisis in our nation's capital, with post war immigration and the baby boom the rest of Australia needed some 400,000 new homes. This episode tells the story of how factory built houses and project homes met this intense demand for housing and, to a degree, reflected both the taste for 'modernity' and the preferences of the 'New Australians' who moved into the spreading suburbs.

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