Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CANBERRA - A NATIVE NAME


This newspaper clipping from The Sydney Morning Herald - 27 May 1924 describes the Polish naturalist Dr John Lhotsky's (bio) observations of the Limestone Plains whilst on route to explore the Australian Alps in 1834. Lhotsky relates via journal entries coming to "Limestone", the topography and geology of the area, the expansion of the yet to be named "Duntroon farm" and his prophesy of the future "fine town" that will one day exist...






National Library of Australia (here)

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