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By Nicholas Brown

ISBN-10: 110764609X

ISBN-13: 9781107646094

Designed as an 'ideal urban' and logo of the state, Canberra has lengthy been a resource of ambivalence for plenty of Australians. during this fascinating and concise booklet, Nicholas Brown demanding situations those principles and appears past the clichés to light up the original, layered and infrequently vibrant historical past of Australia's capital. Brown covers Canberra's choice because the web site of the nationwide capital, the turbulent direction of Walter Burley Griffin's plan for town and the numerous stages of its development. He surveys voters' varied reports of town, the impression of the second one international battle on Canberra's progress and explores the city's political background with perception and wit. A heritage of Canberra is proficient via the interaction of 3 issues relevant to Canberra's identification: executive, neighborhood and surroundings. Canberra's specified social and cultural heritage as a centre for the general public carrier and nationwide associations is vividly rendered.

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