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By Nicholas Brown

Designed as an 'ideal urban' and brand of the country, Canberra has lengthy been a resource of ambivalence for lots of Australians. during this captivating and concise booklet, 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 direction of Walter Burley Griffin's plan for town and the various levels of its development. He surveys electorate' assorted reports of town, the impression of the second one international battle on Canberra's progress and explores the city's political historical past with perception and wit. A historical past of Canberra is expert by way of the interaction of 3 subject matters important to Canberra's identification: executive, neighborhood and atmosphere. Canberra's detailed social and cultural background as a centre for the general public carrier and nationwide associations is vividly rendered.

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