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This major photographic project documents 20th Century Modernism throughout Australia. Join me, Thomas Ryan, on a photographic journey as I document Australian 20th Century Modernism through the camera lens. Art Deco, Inter-war, Post War, Brutalism,are just some of the styles I document in this fascinating period in Australia's built history.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Cardwell Anglican Church torn apart by Cyclone Yasi

Cardwell was hard hit by Cyclone Yasi. Many homes and commercial buildings were damaged by Cyclone Yasi, with the Bruce Highway that connects Cairns to Brisbane cut off, having tonnes of sand over it and much of the highway has been washed into the ocean.

The Modernist post War designed Anglican Church wasn't spared. It's roof and walls were torn away, and all that remained were the pews that stood open to the elements. To see a photograph of what remains go here

The Modernist Church was fascinating because it uses the Australian vernacular of tin as a major building product for it's roofing and walls, and the timber slats upon entering would have shielded church goers from the hash tropical light and heat. I like to call it the Modernist bush vernacular. I was happy to have taken this photograph, now as a record of what once stood on the site.

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