The Australian Dream Essay

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“The Australian Dream(Great Australian Dream) acts as the belief of personal homeownership as the ultimate expression of a person’s security and success.” This paper, titled “Building the Australian Dream explores the effect of that dream which resulted in an iconic housing design culture on the Eastern States of Australia; Queensland,and Victoria 1945-1955.This is better known as the Do It Yourself culture .The Australian dream is the result of of many factors that was initially triggered by the end of World War II. What is it that made the Do It Yourself culture exist in the start and form its own exisstance? What was it about, that it influenced towards the design and construction of homes.’The Australian Dream will question this” INTRODUCTION The Australian Dream (Great Australian Dream) acts as the belief of personal homeownership as the ultimate expression of a person’s security and success. The Australian dream is the result and came into fruition of many factors that was initially triggered by the end of World War II. When World War II finished, Australia and the rest of the world shifted towards recovery and construction. As a result,a strong manufacturing industry was created with the help of the Australian government. In combination with the low unemployment rates, the baby boom and the removal of rent controls, and various other contributers,the Australian Dream grew exponentially fast at this time. IDENTITY The Australian Dream was strongly believed by the majority Australians and was constantly sought after.The end of World War II, resulted in a large record of Australians wanting to set up a house they can call “Home” creating the start of a major housing boom It was fuelled by a marked population increa... ... middle of paper ... ...e built (which the demand still remained unable to be met .1 So with these laws, the DIY houses were constrained into a small allotment, which was strictly limited to 1250 sqaure feet(115m2).limiting their total ground cover. 4 This resulted in the efficient house designs utilizing the little space offered. Australian Haccmaker remarked that space efficiency was the key. “A modern house uses every inch of space. Every inch has a purpose…a modern house is thrifty to build…roof lines are plain construction details…, which was strictly limited to 1250 sqaure feet(115m2) 4. There was obviously two different owner builder origins .On the one hand there were those who built conventional houses, where building was a task created by economic necessity and on the other there were people who as an act of creative self-expression m as a part of the fabric of their lives. 4
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