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    Canberra Red: Stories from the Bush Capital (Paperback) By (author) David Headon and Andrew MacKenzie

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    DescriptionCanberra is not simply a city. It is a chosen city.' - Marion Halligan. Dragged from the big metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne in the 1920s, a first generation of federal government workers settled into humble red brick Canberra 'govvies' on the brown paddocks of the Limestone Plains. They complained about the cold and the lack of pubs. But over time, like the first pioneers a century earlier, they embraced their new home. They grew fond of the peaceful tree - lined streets of their garden city in the bush, proud of what had been created around the muddy Molonglo River. Canberra Red takes us beyond the elected reps and national landmarks, beyond the neat maps and ubiquitous aerial photographs that are the public face of the planned, political city. Some of Canberra's best known writers reveal what it is that makes their special city tick, and what has become of the grand vision of Walter Burley Griffin and his extraordinary partner, 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 thoughtful and warm evocation of a city that has come of age.


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    Title
    Canberra Red
    Subtitle
    Stories from the Bush Capital
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Headon and Andrew MacKenzie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 378
    Width: 197 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781459671539
    ISBN 10: 1459671538
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    Thema V1.0: NH
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large Print 16 pt
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Imprint name
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Publication date
    04 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond, BC