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Plan for Canberra – City and Environs

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Title: Plan for Canberra – City and Environs
Date: Circa 1911–12
Content creator: Marion Mahony Griffin
Keywords: architects, architectural drawing, capital cities, Federation, maps, town planning, Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin
Record creator: Department of Home Affairs I, Central Office
Reference: A710, 38

City and Environs


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This drawing by Marion Mahony Griffin is part of entry no. 29, the winning entry in the 1911 Federal Capital City Design Competition. Entered by the US architect Walter Burley Griffin, it is headed 'Commonwealth of Australia Federal Capital Competition'. At the bottom is printed 'City and Environs'. The plan is an overview of Griffin's concept of a city located centrally between three hills – Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie and Mugga Mugga – and north and south of an ornamental lake made up of a series of linked basins.

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