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

By David Headon,Andrew MacKenzie

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

Dragged from the massive metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne within the Nineteen Twenties, a primary new release of federal govt staff settled into humble purple brick Canberra 'govvies' at the brown paddocks of the Limestone Plains. They complained in regards to the chilly and the inability of pubs. yet through 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, happy with what were 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 demonstrate what it's that makes their specified urban tick, and what has turn into of the grand imaginative and prescient of Walter Burley Griffin and his awesome 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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