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Learn how to research the history of your house or a prominent Melbourne building using the Library’s collection of architectural drawings, maps and online tools.
The encyclopedia of Australian architecture, edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis.
Port Melbourne, Vic.: Cambridge University Press 2012.
At over 700 pages and including 500 photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive account of Australian architecture, from indigenous beginnings through colonial, modern and contemporary works.
This guide helps you to research the history of your house or a prominent Melbourne building. The State Library of Victoria holds many resources including books, maps, architectural drawings, online databases and indexes which may help you with your search.
Click onto the tabs across the top of this page for more detailed information on each topic. The suggested catalogue searches and resources listed will provide more detailed information.
Good luck with your research.
The newly digitised Matthew Flinders Measured Drawing Competition, prepared by undergraduate students, offers great detail of a range of Victorian buildings including homesteads, churches, post offices, banks and schools.