by Paul Daley


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Canberra by Paul Daley

An exploration of the city Australians love to hate, this book shows that there is more to the capital of Australia than politics, geometrically designed roads, and mid-century architecture. Canberra is a city of orphans: people arrive temporarily for work, but stay when they discover the unanticipated promise and opportunity Canberra has to offer. From the lake and its forgotten suburbs—traces of which can still be found on Burley Griffin’s banks—to the mountains that surround the city, this account also examines the unsavory early life of Canberra and the graveyard at St. John’s, where the pioneers rest. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742233185
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Series: The City Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Paul Daley is an author, columnist, and a journalist who has worked for the Age, the Bulletin, and the Sunday Age. He is the recipient of the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism and the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism, and the author of Beersheeba: A Journey Through Australia’s Forgotten War and Collingwood: A Love Story.

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