History Resources

The Keys to Canberra's History

Turning the pages of Canberra's past

 

    • Canberra—Crystal Palace to Golden Trowels, Dr David Headon

Download: Crystal Palace to Golden Trowels (PDF - 5.15MB)

    • Canberra—Think of it! Dream of it! In six snapshots, Mr Ian Warden

Download: Think of it! Dream of it! In six snapshots (PDF - 3.88MB)

    • Canberra—The Community That Was, Mr Greg Wood

Download: The Community That Was (PDF - 3.8MB)

    • Canberra—Maps and Makers, Mr Greg Wood

Download Maps and Makers (PDF - 4.14MB)

    • Canberra—Those Other Americans, Dr David Headon

Download Those Other Americans (PDF - 5.53MB)

  •      CANBERRA—Beyond the Boundaries, DR DAVID HEADON

               Download Beyond the Boundaries (PDF - 6.56MB)

History of the Federal Capital Design Competition

Centenary of Canberra History Adviser Dr David Headon has also written two pieces on the history of the original competition held to design the new national capital. 

These are available for download:

    • Canberra’s Federal Capital Design Competition 1911–12 SNAPSHOTS, Dr David Headon 

Download: SNAPSHOTS (PDF - 1.13MB)

    • Canberra’s Federal Capital Design Competition 1911–12 THE BRIEF, Dr David Headon

Download: THE BRIEF (PDF - 1.05MB)