Kamień w zabytkowych budowlach Brisbane (Australia)

Aleksandra Kozłowska, Katarzyna Jarmołowicz-Szulc


Stone in the historic buildings of Brisbane (Australia).
A b s t r a c t. History of the use of natural stones in Brisbane architecture (east coast Australia) begun in 1823 when first colonists came to Australia. The authors present main historical buildings of Brisbane and rocks that were used to construct them. The stone materials were taken vfrom closer and further surroundings of Brisbane, they include: Moggill, Murphys Creek, Albion Heights, Breakfast Creek, Yangan, and Sydney sandstones, Oamaru limestones as well as Upper Triassic-Lower Jurassic sandstones of Goodna and Helidon, the Triassic versicoloured pyroclastic ryolitic the Brisbane tuff (consisting of tuffs and ignimbrites) exposed in Kangaroo Point by the Brisbane River. There is also possible to find granitoides from Albion Heights and Enoggera, quartz diorites from Karana (Mount Crosby) and the Samford biotitic grandiorites from Camp Mountain. Currently the Brisbane architecture is dominated by more attractive stone material imported from outside Australia.

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