Governor Macquarie subscribed to ideas about the role architecture could play in elevating a sense of civil order. He employed Francis Greenway as the first Colonial Architect and oversaw the construction of significant public buildings in the colonial town of Sydney. Taking up this idea of architecture bearing a civilising influence, examine at least three buildings within the city of Sydney that can be studied in terms of their contribution to a sense of civic order and decorum. As part of your study, include images and some analysis of the urban scene to which these buildings were or are addressed.
It was the constitutional changes and the arrival of the last autocratic governor of the New South Wales that brought about considerable changes in the ways Australia became autonomous. Governor Lachlan Macquarie made developmental changes that promoted the utilisation of labour and criminals in order to promote their civil duty to the land that promised them a degree of autonomy, as well as creating job opportunities for the convicts . This was what led to the initial civilisation and promotion to civic duty in the region, and resulted in the establishment of some of the finest buildings in Sydney that are still standing.
Based upon the works of Governor Macquarie and the convicts he employed to build a model city, St. James’ Anglican Church, the Queen Victoria Building and the Windsor Court House are employed in order to deduce how these buildings have promoted to the sense of civic duty, as well as to the civilisation by their decorum.