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The long view : a history of Canberra, Australia's National Capital / Lionel Wigmore
Bib ID 2182175
Format BookBook
Author
Wigmore, Lionel
 
Description Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire, 1963 
240 p. : ill., maps (some col.), ports. ; 22 cm. 
Summary

History of the foundation and development of Canberra until about 1960. Includes mention of assistance given by Aboriginal people to European exploreres in locating Lake George and the Limestone Plains; Aboriginal origins of place names; bogong moths; marriage customs.

Notes

Rev. ed. published in 1972 under title: Canberra: history of Australia's national capital.

National Library of Australia's SR copy is signed by the author and is a presentation copy given to Dr Keyes Metcalfe who was brought to Australia by Harold White in 1958 to advise on the Library's new building, and was subsequently appointed an official consultant to the National Capital Development Commission: “From your friends in the National Library of Australia, Canberra in appreciation of your contribution to our new home”; signed by Harold White, Athol Johnson, Ira Raymond, Norman Lynravn, Rod Wallace, Courteney Key, Cliff Burmester, Dan Sprod and Ira Cassidy.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 225-226.

Subjects Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Ceremonies - Marriage.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects - Butterflies / Moths.  |  Politics and Government - National symbols and events.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) -- History.  |  Weereewaa / Lake George (S NSW SI55-12)  |  Canberra (ACT SI55-16)
Other authors/contributors Metcalf, Keyes DeWitt, 1889- former owner

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