Monday, August 8, 2011


The principle character in the opening part of this description of the Federal Capital Territory in the year of its foundation is one Rt Hon King O'Malley, Minister of Home Affairs in 1913. I have some posts on this interesting public figure worth reading to appreciate the impact of O'Malley at the time of Canberra's birth.

King O'Malley - Who is King O'Malley - Building a capital...

The article after dealing out a bit of sarcasm to O'Malley goes on to describe the new Federal Territory in detail. All up the description is glowing with particular attention being paid to the perfect water supply and the regions to the west that remained 'unexplored'. Too much to describe here but a very good Canberra read...

Kalgoorlie Western Argus - Tuesday 25 March 1913