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The Resource A history of Canberra, Nicholas Brown

A history of Canberra, Nicholas Brown

Label
A history of Canberra
Title
A history of Canberra
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Designed as an 'ideal city' and emblem of the nation, Canberra has long been a source of ambivalence for many Australians. In this charming and concise book, Nicholas Brown challenges these ideas and looks beyond the clich⥳ to illuminate the unique, layered and often colourful history of Australia's capital. Brown covers Canberra's selection as the site of the national capital, the turbulent path of Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the city and the many phases of its construction. He surveys citizens' diverse experiences of the city, the impact of the Second World War on Canberra's growth and explores the city's political history with insight and wit. A History of Canberra is informed by the interplay of three themes central to Canberra's identity: government, community and environment. Canberra's distinctive social and cultural history as a centre for the public service and national institutions is vividly rendered
Summary
Beginning with Aboriginal occupation and European settlement of the region, Brown covers Canberra's selection as the site of the national capital, the turbulent path of Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the city, and the many phases of its construction
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10447337
Cataloging source
ANL
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1961-
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Brown, Nicholas
Dewey number
994.71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Canberra (A.C.T.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of Canberra, Nicholas Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052977871
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 293 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781107646094
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A history of Canberra, Nicholas Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052977871
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 293 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781107646094
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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