Sydney, an early haven of the Aboriginal heritage retains nothing of its original form. Perhaps, the earliest remnants used in the architecture of Sydney buildings are the ‘midden piles’ on which famous buildings such as the Queen Victoria building is built. As time progressed and Australia started becoming colonialized, Sydney underwent major architectural reforms that began to shape not only the city but also the mind set of people.This essay aims to reveal how architectural changes can contribute towards civilisation of people as well as contribute towards civic duty and a sense of decorum.
The earliest settlement in Australia dates back to the late eighteenth century, when the First Fleet arrived. Settlements proceeded in various regions of Australia. It was Sydney, however that formed the primary basis of an urban city, as the first government as well as the first Government Architect and General Surveyor were appointed by the government in order to overlook the constructions of the buildings, most of which stand and are utilized to date.