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Women in Canberra, 1911

Withycombe, Susan


In November, 1908, after a great deal of effort by the Queanbeyan Federal Capital League,the Federal Parliament chose Yass-Canberra as the site of the Capital City of the new nation of Australia. Without delay, Prime Minister Andrew Fisher appointed Surveyor-General Charles Scrivener to determine the best site for the city and the catchment area for its water supply. On 1 January, 1911, the relevant legislation came into effect: nine hundred square miles of country was separated from the state...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Canberra Historical Journal


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