By Nicholas Brown

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 e-book, Nicholas Brown demanding situations those principles and appears past the clichés to light up the original, layered and infrequently vibrant background 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 development. He surveys electorate' assorted stories of town, the influence of the second one international conflict on Canberra's progress and explores the city's political heritage with perception and wit. A heritage of Canberra is knowledgeable by means of the interaction of 3 topics important to Canberra's id: govt, group and atmosphere. Canberra's special social and cultural historical past as a centre for the general public carrier and nationwide associations is vividly rendered.

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