In the early years of settlement domestic architecture was closely related, by necessity, to the environment and land. For example, materials were often found on the sites of the houses and this influenced their appearance.
Therefore, early houses were generally, primitive, made from bark, local timbers, bricks handmade from local mud and stone. This style is known as colonial vernacular. However, as communications to Europe improved, building materials were imported so that housing styles began to imitate those of England.
For example, buildings from 1800 1860 often featured an English Georgian look.