Canberra: Federal Capital


Walker Books Australia, 2013.

ISBN: 9781922179319
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand

The story of our nation’s capital.

In 1901, when the six British colonies of early Australia came together to form one country, a new capital city was proposed. But why was Canberra selected? And how did it become an important treasure trove of historical, artistic, sporting and scientific achievement?

The book includes a wealth of historical information from Australia’s first Indigenous people through to Australia’s preparation towards Federation in 1901. After Federation it follows with the search for the Nation’s Capital inclusive of captivating photos that showcase the Nation’s growth from the simplicity of sheep stations to becoming a rapidly expanding and vibrant city in 2013.

 Discover Canberra – the Federal Capital of our great nation.

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