Thesis / Dissertation

Bush Owner Builder

Hannah Robertson, Philip Goad (ed.)

Published : 2011


This thesis asks the question: how do we develop culturally sensitive and appropriate housing for a remote Aboriginal community in Australia? This project promotes one option for specific application to one community, Hope Vale. In the remote Indigenous community of Hope Vale southern Cape York in far north Queensland, the majority of housing is government-supplied. These houses are largely inappropriate with maintenance issues, overcrowding and spaces not used for their intended purposes. Surrounding the Hope Vale Township is a number of homeland sites whose traditional owners belong to the community. Many of these people have built their own shacks on their respective homelands. A shift ..

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