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[Plan showing 100 mile radial limit from City of Sydney] "A" [cartographic material] / compiled, drawn and printed at the Department of Lands, Sydney N.S.W
Bib ID 500280
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
New South Wales. Department of Lands
 
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Scale Scale [ca. 1:506,880], 8 miles to an inch (E 149°00'--E 152°00'/S 32°30'--S 35°15') 
Description Sydney : Dept. of Lands, 1900 
1 map : col. ; 69 x 65 cm. 
Series

Federal Capital proposed sites special map collection ; no. 1900/14.

Biography/History

Before it could be decided where the national capital would be, it had to be decided where it wouldn't be! Sydney and Melbourne have always been rivals. Sydney argued that as the oldest and most populous city in Australia, it should be the capital of the newly Federated Australia. Melbourne, on the other hand, argued that as the richest city, it should be the capital. A compromise therefore had to be found - the new national capital would not be located in either city. The Australian Constitution (section 125) states that the national capital would be located in NSW, at least 100 miles (160km) from Sydney, at a location to be determined by the Federal Parliament.

Notes

Map showing the 100 mile radius from Sydney, as specified in the Australian Constitution for the establishment of the Federal Capital, and proposed Federal Territory sites affected in red and blue. The sites near this radial border include Rylstone, Bathurst, the Goulburn region, and Narriga on the Endrick River.

Title from Appendix to accompanying report.

"No. of Lith. 00.290 D"

"No. of Lith. 01.447 D" (reissue)

Originally issued in folder, entitled: Report of the Commissioner of Seat of Government of the Commonwealth. Plans ; to accompany : New South Wales. Royal Commission on Sites for the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth. Report of the Commissioner ... Sydney : Government Printer, 1900.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-233893251

Subjects Sydney Region (N.S.W.) -- Historical geography -- Maps.  |  Australia -- Capital and capitol -- History -- 1901-1914 -- Maps.  |  New South Wales -- History -- 1891-1901 -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1900 
Other authors/contributors New South Wales. Royal Commission on Sites for the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth. Report of the Commissioner on Sites for the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth
Also Titled

Map "A"

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MAP G8981.S1 (Proposed Sites) 1900/14 (Copy 1)
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MAP FCPS Coll. ; no. 1900/14 (Copy 1)
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MAP FCPS Coll. ; no. 1900/14 (Copy 2)
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MAP G8981.S1 (Proposed Sites) 1900/14 (Copy 2)
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