californian bungalow

The late 1920s and 1930s were mostly characterised by the Californian bungalow, imported from America. The Frank Lloyd Wright­ influenced architect, Walter Burley Griffin, was also working at this time, designing sandstone buildings that were meant to merge with the landscape. For example, in Castlecraig, Sydney.

Developed in California, the style was imported into Australia in 1816 and became popular in the late 1920s and 1930s. It features are (except for the lowline roof) most suitable for Australian conditions. Distinctive features were massive porch pylons (often raked) supporting a flat or low pitched roof. Exposed roof rafters under wide eaves and gable to the porch.

Australia's first Californian Bungalow (imported) "Redwood" 1916

Growing canola is similar to growing wheat and uses the same machinery. However, canola production costs are higher than those for wheat as spraying is required to control insects, extra nitrogen may be necessary, and the crop may need to be windrowed just before harvesting. However, recently canola has been a more profitable crop than wheat for most growers. The areas sown over time is shown in the diagram below: