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The accommodation of growth : Canberra's growing pains 1945-1955

Greig, Alastair Whyte


This paper highlights the economic and demographic constraints which were placed on the Commonwealth Government in its role as the planner and developer of Canberra during the first decade after the Second World War. These constraints place the establishment of the National Capital Development Commission in perspective, by qualifying the role attributed to various individuals (such as Prime Minister Robert Menzies). In this more structural light, the 1955 Senate Inquiry into the Future...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1996
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a53e0ee1e7


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