Nicholas Brown's A History of Canberra PDF

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 lots of Australians. during this captivating and concise ebook, Nicholas Brown demanding situations those rules and appears past the clichés to light up the original, layered and infrequently vibrant heritage of Australia's capital. Brown covers Canberra's choice because the website of the nationwide capital, the turbulent course of Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the town and the various stages of its building. He surveys electorate' varied stories of the town, the effect of the second one international warfare 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 topics important to Canberra's id: govt, group and atmosphere. Canberra's certain social and cultural heritage as a centre for the general public provider and nationwide associations is vividly rendered.

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