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Evolution of the Queensland house

There have been many different styles associated with the basic Queenslander form.

1820s - 1930s

Colonial, Federation and Interwar Rudimentary HouseColonial, Federation and Interwar Rudimentary House

1820s - 1930s

Colonial, Federation and Interwar Gable/Hip HouseColonial, Federation and Interwar Gable/Hip House

1870s to 1930s

Colonial, Federation and Interwar Pyramid/Short-Ridge HouseColonial, Federation and Interwar Pyramid/Short-Ridge House

1870s - 1930s

Colonial, Federation and Interwar Asymmetrical Pyramid/Hip HouseColonial, Federation and Interwar Asymmetrical Pyramid/Hip House

1910s - 1930s

The Interwar Porch and Gable HouseThe Interwar Porch and Gable House

1870s - 1930s

Colonial, Federation and Interwar BungalowColonial, Federation and Interwar Bungalow

1900s to 1930s

Federation and Interwar Asymmetrical BungalowFederation and Interwar Asymmetrical Bungalow

? – 1980s

Postwar Timber and Tin Housing RevivalPostwar Timber and Tin Housing Revival (???? -)

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