A vision for Canberra – the Griffins

On 23 May 1912, the winner of the prize for designing Australia’s new national capital was announced by newspapers across the country.  The story of the competition can be found on the website An Ideal City.

Chicago’s Walter Burley Griffin (in collaboration with his wife Marian Mahony Griffin) worked from 1914 to 1920 on the realisation of the plans, before moving on to other projects in Australia and elsewhere.  The Griffin Society is a great starting place for more information.

The West Australian – 8 June 1912



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