C1927

Plan of Lay-Out of City of Canberra (Gazetted November, 1925)

Small early detailed plan of Canberra.  From 1920 to 1957, three bodies; 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan of Lay-Out of City of Canberra (Gazetted November, 1925)

Date:

C1927

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

171mm 
x 187mm

Paper Size: 

190mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan of Lay-Out of City of Canberra (Gazetted November, 1925) - Vintage Map from 1927

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1927

Description:

Small early detailed plan of Canberra. 

From 1920 to 1957, three bodies; 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. 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 1930s and during World War II.

 

John Thomas Hill Goodwin (1863 - 1950)

John Thomas Hill Goodwin (1865-1950) Having entered the Federal Department of Home Affairs in 1910, Goodwin handled property transactions on behalf of the Commonwealth in regard to defense, quarantine, and posts and telegraphs. Five years later he was promoted chief surveyor and estates officer (subsequently surveyor-general and director of lands). In addition, he was officer-in-charge of the administration of the Federal Capital Territory (1916-24 and a member (1921-25) of the Federal Capital Advisory Committee which made recommendations for the building of Canberra. After the Federal Capital Commission was formed to control the city's development, in January 1925 he was seconded to it as lands officer, but returned to the public service that year.

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