From #Canberra's establishment in 1913 until this newspaper article written in 1920 growth of the new capital city had been slow. The First World War and the economic circumstances that war produced delayed any substantial construction. The Minister of State for Home Affairs King O'malley had visions of a huge city that was, owing to world circumstance, in limbo. I think the sentiments in this clipping portray that time well and in some ways are probably correct...
Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - 25 June 1920