New PDF release: A History of Canberra

By Nicholas Brown

ISBN-10: 110764609X

ISBN-13: 9781107646094

Designed as an 'ideal urban' and brand of the country, Canberra has lengthy been a resource of ambivalence for lots of Australians. during this fascinating and concise e-book, Nicholas Brown demanding situations those rules and appears past the clichés to light up the original, layered and sometimes vibrant historical past of Australia's capital. Brown covers Canberra's choice because the web site of the nationwide capital, the turbulent course of Walter Burley Griffin's plan for town and the various stages of its building. He surveys voters' diversified reports of town, the influence of the second one international warfare on Canberra's progress and explores the city's political historical past with perception and wit. A heritage of Canberra is proficient by means of the interaction of 3 issues crucial to Canberra's identification: govt, neighborhood and surroundings. Canberra's detailed social and cultural heritage as a centre for the general public carrier and nationwide associations is vividly rendered.

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