By Nicholas Brown

Designed as an 'ideal urban' and brand of the state, Canberra has lengthy been a resource of ambivalence for lots of Australians. during this captivating and concise publication, Nicholas Brown demanding situations those rules and appears past the clichés to light up the original, layered and sometimes 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 the town and the various stages of its building. He surveys voters' varied studies of town, the effect of the second one global warfare on Canberra's development and explores the city's political background with perception and wit. A background of Canberra is knowledgeable via the interaction of 3 subject matters primary to Canberra's identification: executive, group and atmosphere. Canberra's unique social and cultural background as a centre for the general public carrier and nationwide associations is vividly rendered.

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