By David Headon,Andrew MacKenzie
Dragged from the large metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne within the Nineteen Twenties, a primary new release of federal govt employees settled into humble crimson brick Canberra 'govvies' at the brown paddocks of the Limestone Plains. They complained in regards to the chilly and the shortcoming of pubs. yet over the years, just like the first pioneers a century previous, they embraced their new domestic. They grew keen on the peaceable tree-lined streets in their backyard urban within the bush, pleased with what have been created round the muddy Molonglo River.
Canberra Red takes us past the elected reps and nationwide landmarks, past the neat maps and ubiquitous aerial pictures which are the general public face of the deliberate, political urban. a few of Canberra's most sensible recognized writers display what it really is that makes their exact urban tick, and what has turn into of the grand imaginative and prescient of Walter Burley Griffin and his amazing accomplice, Marion.
Including chapters from Marion Halligan, Frank Moorhouse and Andrew Sayers, lyrics from the unforgettable P. Harness, and newly 'discovered' postcards from Walter Burley Griffin himself, Canberra Red is a considerate and hot evocation of a urban that has come of age.
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Canberra Red: Stories from the bush capital by David Headon,Andrew MacKenzie