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The federal capital of Australia : a virtual planning history

Freestone, Robert


Canberra is one of the most significant products of twentieth century planning. The conventional historiography of its origins divides into three successive phases: a 'battle of ideas' over the very notion of a federal capital, the 'battle of the sites', and a 'battle of the pkms' defined by the international design competition of 1911-12 won by Walter Burley Griffin. A less well chartered strand through the decade leading up to this competition was popular, professional and governmental debate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1997
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a547bd9f79
Access Rights: Open Access


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