Includes index. Contents include: Public building and town planning: the first 100 years. Designing a colonial gaol. Sydney changes scale: the impact of James Barnet's Australian Museum building on the town of Sydney. The Garden Palace and Sydney's International Exhibition. Out of mind, out of sight: public works and psychiatry in New South Wales, 1810-1911. 'The house on the hill': the NSW Conservatorium and 'first class music'. Mythology and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The landscape of public works. Balmain Court House. Glebe Island Abattoirs. Rozelle Hospital.
Bibliography: p. 185-187.
On title page: Public Works Department, N.S.W. History Project.