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Much to the surprise of the Aborigines, Australia marks January 26, 1788 as the official national birthday. Of course, Aboriginal descendants from Africa have inhabited the continent for 50,000 years. Black and white photo of Seidler House from 2012 Phaidon Atlas The Aussie Pride we see on Australia Day may have a mostly European flavor, but it's still a wonderful excuse to celebrate astonishing Architecture in Australia, like this 1950 Bauhaus-influenced residence that European emigree Harry Seidler built for his mother, Rose.

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Photo of the Rose Seidler House in Australia from 20th-Century World Architecture , ©2012 Phaidon Press, Inc.

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