C1933

Canberra

Mapmaker:

Walter Burley Griffin (1876 - 1937)

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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Canberra

Date:

C1933

Mapmaker:

Walter Burley Griffin (1876 - 1937)

Engraver:

H.J.Green 

Condition:

Small repaired tear at top, minor creasing otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Original engraving printed in colour.

Image Size: 

750mm 
x 645mm
AUTHENTICITY
Canberra - Vintage Print from 1933

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1933

Description:

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

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