C1918

Canberra plan of city and environs

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Griffin’s final draft plan of Canberra published September 1918, showing proposed roads, railways, industrial areas, military areas, parks and forest reserves, with relief shown by contours at 25 ft. intervals. Griifin had submitted the original final draft plan on 1st … Read Full Description

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S/N: TP-CANB-1918–228302
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Full Title:

Canberra plan of city and environs

Date:

C1918

Mapmaker:

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued, laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

660mm 
x 850mm
AUTHENTICITY
Canberra plan of city and environs - Antique Map from 1918

Genuine antique
dated:

1918

Description:

Griffin’s final draft plan of Canberra published September 1918, showing proposed roads, railways, industrial areas, military areas, parks and forest reserves, with relief shown by contours at 25 ft. intervals.

Griifin had submitted the original final draft plan on 1st July 1918.

In 1911, the Australian Government held an international competition to design Australia’s new capital city. The following year Griffin’s design was selected as the winner from among 137 entries. He said at the time ‘I have planned a city that is not like any other in the world. I have planned it not in a way that I expected any government authorities in the world would accept’. 

In 1913, he was invited to Australia to inspect the site and was appointed the Federal Capital Director of Design and Construction.  

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