Kamberra Research Paper

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Canberra is located in the lands of the Ngunnawal indigenous people, it is thought that it was named after the aboriginal word Kamberra which means meeting place. In 1908 it was decided to build a new capital at Canberra, in 1912 Walter Burley Griffin (contestant 29) won the competition to design the capital city, there were 137 entrants in total. The city is located 150 kilometres inland, 660 kilometres from Melbourne and 281 kilometres from Sydney. In 1913 the foundation stone of Canberra was laid by the prime minister of the time Andrew Fisher. At first Canberra’s population grew slowly but after World War 2 it sky rocketed climbing from less than 25,000 to 200,000 in around 30

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