Canberry Tales An Informal History

By: Mawer, G.A.

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Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps. 248 pages Long before there was Canberra, there was Canberry. At a deep waterhole on the Molongo River Aboriginal people gathered for a corroboree, a Waterloo veteran dispossessed them by establishing a cattle station and of his convicts turned bushranger. The place then hosted in turn a courthouse, a parsonage, a piggery and a sheep stud. After Federation, Canberry, which had been renamed Acton by an absent English landlord, became the base from which the national capital was built. The book explores, through the stories of its occupants down the centuries, the history of this remarkable microcosm, and tells how its Aboriginal name survived to grace a city for all Australians, black and white.

Title: Canberry Tales An Informal History

Author Name: Mawer, G.A.

Categories: Aust-NSW/ACT,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2012

ISBN Number: 192187564X

ISBN Number 13: 9781921875649

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: ID270767

Keywords: Australia Australian history Canberra History new book New South Wales,