Typical "Queenslander" house

Here’s a “cool” looking house which signifies tropical Queensland – it is called “Queenslanders”. Although many fine Brisbane buildings went under the wrecking ball during successive surges of development, Brisbane managed to retain many of the old “Queenslanders” – shady wooden homes built on stilts to maximize the circulation of cooling air. There were no such thing as air-conditioning in the old days.

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