C1938

Canberra

Early version of Griffin’s plan of Canberra made in 1927 to coincide with the opening of Parliament House. This is Griffin’s plan of Canberra which was first issued in 1918 with revisions. It shows proposed roads, parks, reserves, railways and … Read Full Description

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S/N: ACT-1927-GROVER–437929
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Full Title:

Canberra

Date:

C1938

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour

Image Size: 

547mm 
x 645mm

Paper Size: 

566mm 
x 665mm
AUTHENTICITY
Canberra - Vintage Map from 1938

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1938

Description:

Early version of Griffin’s plan of Canberra made in 1927 to coincide with the opening of Parliament House.

This is Griffin’s plan of Canberra which was first issued in 1918 with revisions. It shows proposed roads, parks, reserves, railways and military areas.

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. This is Griffin’s plan of Canberra which was issued in 1918 with revisions. It shows proposed roads, parks, reserves, railways and military areas. In 1913 he was invited to Australia to inspect the site and was appointed the Federal Capital Director of Design and Construction. 

 

Collections:
National Library Australia: Call Number MAP G8984.C3E635 1927

Walter Burley Griffith (1876 - 1937)

American architect, landscape designer, and city planner whose most ambitious was the Australian Federal Capital, Canberra. After studying at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Griffin worked in Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural studio at Oak Park. There he met the architect-renderer Marion Mahony, whom he married in 1911. Early in 1912 Griffin won an international competition to plan the new Federal Capital of Australia, Canberra.

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