26 September 2012


The series will explore how Australia has shaped the Australian house – and in turn, how the Australian house has shaped the lives and cultures of Australians.

Throughout the series, John Doyle will chart the journey of the Australian house so far, through observations and conversations with a range of experts, enthusiasts and home owners around the country.

Foxtel’s General Manager of Factual Channels, Jim Buchan said “The iconic Australian house, from the Queenslander to the city terrace, are fascinating remnants of Australia’s social and economic past. The History Channel is delighted to join forces with Screen Australia, Wildbear, John Doyle and the National Trust on this project.”

Host John Doyle says “What I really like about Building Australia is that rather than exploring history through monumental buildings, it tells us who we were and who we are through the hidden history of houses.”

“The series will reflect how people live, and have lived, in many parts of the country. This is the story of how we have built so much more than just a roof over our heads – we’ve built Australia.”

Building Australia is an exclusive History Channel production, produced by Michael Tear and Harriet Pike at Wildbear, in association with Screen Australia and with the support of the Australian Council of National Trusts.

Building Australia is currently in production and will air on The History Channel in July, 2013.