Projected development of the Australian National University site, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Title:||Projected development of the Australian National University site, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|Author(s):||Photographer: Australian News and Information Bureau, Department of the Interior, Canberra|
|Series/Report no.:||Photograph album comprising 41 images of Canberra from the period January 1945 to March 1950|
Aerial view of the plan for the university site as seen from the east. On the left, the campus extends onto a peninsula into the not yet created Lake Burley Griffin. The future West Basin borders the university in the lower part of the drawing and West Lake is visible in the upper area where Sullivan's Creek enters the lake below Black Mountain. The plan was designed by Brian Lewis, Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne who in 1947 was appointed Consulting Architect for the Australian National University. Lewis' scheme envisaged a roughly symmetrical axis from West Basin to Black Mountain, in keeping with Walter Burley Griffin's overall vision for Canberra.This photograph is from an album that was held at the London office of the ANU over the period 1949 to 1952. The album was used to inform prospective staff about Canberra. These images are part of the series produced by the Department of Information and kept at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra. National Archives holdings in this series have gaps and some images may be held only at the ANU Archives.