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Plan for Canberra – View from Summit of Mount Ainslie

Page(s): 1  
Title: Plan for Canberra – View from Summit of Mount Ainslie
Date: Circa 1911–12
Content creator: Marion Mahony Griffin
Keywords: Federation, capital cities, town planning
Record creator: Department of Home Affairs I, Central Office
Reference: A710, 48

View from Summit of Mount Ainslie – Plan for Canberra


Learning content

This hand-coloured perspective sketch of the view from Mount Ainslie is on three silk panels and depicts Walter Burley Griffin's 1912 winning design for Canberra. On the two outer panels is a rectangular block with text. The left panel has the words 'Commonwealth of Australia / Federal Capital Competition' and the right panel the words 'View from Summit of Mount Ainslie'. The central panel, comprising the largest section of the sketch, portrays the main part of the Griffins’ plan for Canberra.

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