Monday, August 16, 2010


An interesting description of the new Federal Capital of Australia in 1919 is provided in this newspaper clipping from the Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - 8 August 1919. The article is written by another nameless representative of The Daily Telegraph. He goes on to describe the pros/cons of early building development and practically describes the entire Capital as an arboretum...

Newspaper - National Library of Australia (here)
Top picture - National Library of Australia (here)
Cntr picture - National Library of Australia (here)

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