Maps of the ACT and Australian Federation

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  1.  
    1879
    BISHOP
    Title:
    County of Murray
    Date:
    C1879
    Mapmaker:
    George Bishop (act. 1857-?)
    Image Size:
    390mm x 540mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph with original hand colouring.
    Stock Number:
    AOFSC 013 AM NSW (C026)
    Description:

    Scarce county map of the Canberra covering the area from Yass into Braidwood in the south and Tinderry Creek to Lake George.

    From the first county atlas of New South Wales, with panels of text listing rivers, towns and creeks. The map was drawn by George Bishop while he was draftsman in the Surveyor-General's Office, 1866-1870 and compiled from the latest government surveys and geological reports, while the geographical information the published accounts of the colony by Wentworth, Lang, Hovel and Hume, Bennett, Mitchell, Wells, the Rev. W.B. Clarke and W. Wilkins.

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  2.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Albury. Parishes of Albury, Mungabarina, Jindera, Bowna and Thurgona, County of Goulburn, New South Wales 1900.
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    650mm x 900mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 001 ALBURY (MD12)
    Description:

    Rare large scale detailed map of the Albury region, for the city of Albury submission to become the Federal Capital of Australia. It shows the proposed territory in red and capital site in blue, with locality diagram.

    Albury's submission was among the most comprehensive and included submissions by experts in various fields and included, 'Twenty Reasons why Albury Should be the Federal Capital'. Reason number 6. stated, 'It is far enough from the seaboard to be safe from sudden invasion!'

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  3.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Bathurst. Parishes of Bathurst, Mt. Pleasant, Grantham, Apsley & Oakley, County of Bathurst ; Parishes of Jedburgh, Peel & Kelso, County of Roxburgh ; Parish of Langdale, Co. of Wes
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    700mm x 890mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 002 BATHURST (CPR)
    Description:

    Map of Bathurst region showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue, with locality diagram. In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  4.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Bombala [cartographic material] : Parishes of Bombala, Gecar, Ashton, Maharatta, Mila, Hayden, Gulgin, Delegete, Pickering, Burnima and Burrimbucco, County of Wellesley, New South Wales 190
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    710mm x 870mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 003 BOMBALA (CPR)
    Description:

    Rare map of Bombala region showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue, with locality diagram.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  5.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Braidwood Parishes of Braidwood, Bruce, Boyle, Coghill, Durran Durra, Erlington, Percy & Seymour, County of St. Vincent N.S.W. 1900
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    660mm x 800mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 004 BRAIDWOOD (CPR)
    Description:
    Map of Braidwood region showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue, with locality diagram.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  6.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Forest Reefs Parishes of Calvert, Beaufort, Lindsay, Errol, Belubula & Blake, County of Bathurst N.S.W. 1900
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    720mm x 1050mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 006 FOREST (CPR)
    Description:

    Map of area west of Blayney, showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue, with locality diagram

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  7.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Goulburn Parishes of Baw Baw, Narrangarril, Goulburn, Towrang, Terranna, Gundary, Quialigo & Mangamore, County of Argyle N.S.W. 1900
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    720mm x 890mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 007 GOULBURN (CPR)
    Description:
    Map of Goulburn area showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  8.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Orange Parishes of Boreenore, Orange, March, and Towac, County of Wellington; Parish of Canobolas, County of Ashburnham Parishes of Orange, Clinton, Anson, Huntley, Beneree, Waldegrave and
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    630mm x 960mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued. Laid onto archival linen.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 008 ORANGE (MD12)
    Description:

    Rare map of Orange region showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  9.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Queanbeyan Parishes of Canberra, Pialligo, Weetangera, Yarrolumla, Narrabundah, Queanbeyan, Googong, Tuggeranong & Gigerline, County of Murray, N.S.W. 1900
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    760mm x 1020mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 009 QUENBEYAN (RW02-B)
    Description:

    Map of Queanbeyan, Canberra and Tuggeranong area.

    Rare large scale detailed map of the Queanbeyan, Canberra and Tuggeranong area, for the towns submission to become the Federal Capital of Australia. It shows the proposed territory in red and capital site in blue, with locality diagram.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  10.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Tumut Parishes of Adelong, Calafat, Gadara, Gilmore, Minjary, Tumut, Werebolder & Wondalga, County of Wynyard N.S.W. 1900
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    620mm x 810mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 010 TUMUT (M04)
    Description:

    Map of Tumut to Adelong area, showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  11.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Wagga Wagga Parishes of Cobbagombalin, North Wagga Wagga & Eunanoreenya, County of Clarendon and Parishes of South Wagga Wagga, Gumly Gumly and Rowan, County of Wynyard, New South Wales
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    650mm x 880mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 011 WAGGA (CPR)
    Description:

    Map of Wagga Wagga region, showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  12.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Wellington Parishes of Nanima, Wuuluman, Yarragal, County of Bligh Parishes of Curra, Gundy, Ponto, County of Gordon Parishes of Mickety Mulga, Bodangora, County of Lincoln Parishes of Galw
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    720mm x 960mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 012 WELLINGTON (CPR)
    Description:

    Map of Wellington region, showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  13.  
    1900
    NSW LANDS DEPARTMENT
    Title:
    Sketch map showing proposed Federal Territory and capital site at Yass Parish Bowning, County Harden Parishes Yass & Manton, County King Parishes Hume, Morumbateman, Warroo, Boambolo, Nanima & Yass, Co. of Murray, N.S.W. 1900
    Date:
    C1900
    Mapmaker:
    New South Wales Department of Lands.
    Image Size:
    680mm x 960mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, folds as issued. Laid onto Archival linen.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    SFTSOG FED 013 PPAP YASS (CPR)
    Description:

    Map of Yass region, showing proposed territory in red and capital site in blue.

    In 1899, in a last bid to save Federation, the draft Constitution was amended to include Section 125, which required the creation of a federal seat of government within New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney. The battle between the federal and New South Wales governments over a suitable site for a capital continued intermittently for more than a decade. In 1899 the New South Wales Government established a royal commission to investigate possible sites for the federal capital. Many towns in New South Wales were nominated by their residents for the honour and were required to submit details as to climatic conditions, transport accessibility, physical conditions, land ownership and value, plus information on other conditions including food supply, minerals, ability to support a considerable population and conditions for commercial and industrial development. The Commissioner visited many sites and presented his report on 26 October 1900 which favoured the following areas: Orange (or Canobolas), Yass and Bombala-Eden.

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  14.  
    1910
    BROINOWSKI
    Title:
    [Canberra] Map of Contour Survey of the Site for the Federal Capital of Australia.
    Date:
    C1910
    Mapmaker:
    J. Broinowski
    Image Size:
    600mm x 650mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.
    Technique:
    Original colour lithograph
    Stock Number:
    ACT 1910 BROIN (RW02-B)
    Description:
    Rare early survey map of Canberra with notes at top right. 


    Collections:
    National Library of Australia  Bib ID 463853
    State Library of NSW, Dewey M3 812.352/1910/1.

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  15.  
    1920
    THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
    Title:
    Sketch map of the Federal Territory Commonwealth of Australia.
    Date:
    C1920
    Mapmaker:
    Home & Territories Department of Lands
    Image Size:
    485mm x 320mm
    Condition:
    Loss of lower left corner of the sheet and just within the decorative border design but not affecting the map area. Otherwise in good condition with folds. Laid onto archival linen.
    Technique:
    Lithograph printed in colour.
    Stock Number:
    LASB ACT 005 WS (C026)
    Description:

    Detailed map of Canberra and its environs dated April 1920.

    The federal legislature moved to Canberra on 9 May 1927, with the opening of the Provisional Parliament House. Planned development of the city slowed significantly during the depression of the 1930's and during World War II. From 1920 to 1957, three bodies, successively the Federal Capital Advisory Committee, the Federal Capital Commission, and the National Capital Planning and Development Committee continued to plan the further expansion of Canberra in the absence of Griffin however, they were only advisory, and development decisions were made without consulting them, increasing inefficiency.

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