Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The selection of the location for Australia's national capital had become a race between Dalgety and Canberra. This newspaper article from the Queanbeyan Age - 11 September 1908 describes the merits of the Limestone Plains and region for selection and relates a few interesting observations about the landscapes of different areas of present day Canberra such as Mount Taylor "...takes its name from another free-booter who, after his raids on the out-stations of the shepherds, found in it's rocky summit a safe retreat".

Many areas of Canberra's Limestone Plains are mentioned apart from Yarralumla and Duntroon including Ginninderra, Tuggeranong, Wanniassa, Lanyon, Woden, Murrumbateman, Majura, Gungahlin and Uriarra...

National Library of Australia (here)

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