Download PDF by David Headon,Andrew MacKenzie: Canberra Red: Stories from the bush capital

By David Headon,Andrew MacKenzie

'Canberra isn't easily a urban. it's a selected city.' - Marion Halligan

Dragged from the large metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne within the Nineteen Twenties, a primary new release of federal executive employees settled into humble purple brick Canberra 'govvies' at the brown paddocks of the Limestone Plains. They complained concerning the chilly and the inability of pubs. yet over the years, just like the first pioneers a century previous, they embraced their new domestic. They grew keen on the peaceable tree-lined streets in their backyard urban within the bush, pleased with what have been created round the muddy Molonglo River.

Canberra Red takes us past the elected reps and nationwide landmarks, past the neat maps and ubiquitous aerial photos which are the general public face of the deliberate, political urban. a few of Canberra's most sensible recognized writers display what it's that makes their exact urban tick, and what has turn into of the grand imaginative and prescient of Walter Burley Griffin and his striking accomplice, Marion.

Including chapters from Marion Halligan, Frank Moorhouse and Andrew Sayers, lyrics from the unforgettable P. Harness, and newly 'discovered' postcards from Walter Burley Griffin himself, Canberra Red is a considerate and hot evocation of a urban that has come of age.

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