Wednesday, August 18, 2010


While a Federal Capital of Australia was still a glint in the new nations eye debate continued as to what type of city would be created. During a debate about a paper written by Mr. Knibbs on the theory of city design suggestions came forth such as the future city's design should be a "gigantic park" with buildings and streets inserted as "details" when required. Mr. J.H. Maiden is quite specific with his vision for a new Federal Capital for Australia...

The Sydney Morning Herald - 4 October 1901

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The mighty Murrumbidgee River is a trickling creek at Tharwa Bridge

Australia is in the grips of the worst drought in living memory. A walk down to the Murrumbidgee River found the lowest levels of flow that ...