Canberra Red: Stories from the Bush Capital

Canberra Red: Stories from the Bush Capital


Edited by David Headon, Edited by Andrew MacKenzie

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 206mm x 18mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 174331583X
  • ISBN 13: 9781743315835
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 842,205

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From the humble red brick houses scattered around the lake to the grand monuments designed to reflect the aspirations of a new nation, it is one of the great planned cities of the world. This collection explores the stories of the people and institutions of Canberra, and reflects on what has become of the great vision of Walter Burley Griffin a century on.

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Author information

DAVID HEADON is is a cultural consultant and historian. He is History and Heritage Advisor on the Centenary of Canberra and Advisor to Senator Kate Lundy. ANDREW MACKENZIE is a landscape architect and Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Canberra.

Table of contents

Preface..1 Learning to Live on the Limestone Plains - Kate Rigby..2 The Long Dinner Party - Frank Moorhouse..3 A City of the Mind - Marion Halligan..4 An Ideal City - David Headon..5 'A Chosen City': Americans in the Capital - Christopher Vernon..6 The View from Mount Ainslie - Andrew Sayers..7 A Great Place to Raise (Australian) Kids - Shanti Sumartojo..8 Cultural Capital - David Nichols..9 Belconnen Mall - P. Harness..10 When Our Ethos Sings - Glenda Cloughley..11 Made in Canberra - Susan Boden and Nicholas Brown..12 Recovery Stories - Andrew MacKenzie..13 Representing the National Capital at Regatta Point - Robert Freestone and Margaret Park..14 Decompacting the City - Jack Lydiard..15 Still Settling the Limestone Plains - Stephen Dovers..Contributor biographies..Picture credits