By Nicholas Brown

Designed as an 'ideal urban' and logo of the kingdom, Canberra has lengthy been a resource of ambivalence for plenty of Australians. during this captivating and concise e-book, Nicholas Brown demanding situations those rules and appears past the clichés to light up the original, layered and sometimes vibrant heritage 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 building. He surveys electorate' diversified stories of town, the impression of the second one international conflict on Canberra's progress and explores the city's political heritage with perception and wit. A historical past of Canberra is expert by way of the interaction of 3 issues principal to Canberra's identification: executive, group and setting. Canberra's unique social and cultural background as a centre for the general public carrier and nationwide associations is vividly rendered.

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