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Government Records about the Australian Capital Territory


Atkins, Ruth, The Government of the Australian Capital Territory, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1978.

Barrow, Graeme, The Lodge: Canberra's unfinished business, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 2008.

Baker, Keith, A Century of Canberra Engineering, Engineers Australia, Canberra, 2013.

Blank, Jan, 'The voteless years, 1911–1928', Canberra Historical Journal, number 65, December 2010, pp. 4–11.

Brennan, Frank, Canberra in Crisis: a history of land tenure and leasehold administration, Dalton Publishing Company, Canberra, 1971.

Buxton, David, 'Self-government for the Australian Capital Territory?', Australian Quarterly, volume 37, number 1, March 1965, pp. 40–9.

Chapman, Bruce and Varcoe, Anthony, A Guide to Arboreta in the Australian Capital Territory, Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation, Canberra, 1984.

Coltheart, Lenore, 'Grand days at the Albert Hall', part 1, Canberra Historical Journal, number 60, August 2008, pp. 2–9.

Coltheart, Lenore, 'Grand days at the Albert Hall', part 2, Canberra Historical Journal, number 62, October 2009, pp. 2–14.

Coltheart, Lenore, 'Grand days at the Albert Hall', part 3, Canberra Historical Journal, number 64, May 2010, pp. 13–23.

Coltheart, Lenore, Nursery Tales for a Garden City: the historical context of the records at Canberra's Yarralumla Nursery, Australian Garden History Society, Canberra, 2011.

Crisp, Helen and Rudduck, Loma, The Mothering Years: the story of the Canberra Mothercraft Society 19261979, Canberra Mothercraft Society, Canberra, 1979.

Drinkwater, Derek, 'How McDougall reached the shore: the Senate and the Federal Capital Site 1901–1910', Canberra Historical Journal, number 42, September 1998, pp. 26–35.

Firth, Dianne, 'The National Rose Gardens Canberra', Canberra Historical Journal, no. 34, September 1994, pp. 30–4.

Fitzhardinge, LF, Old Canberra and the Search for a Capital, Canberra and District Historical Society, Canberra, 1983.

Foskett, Alan, 'Canberra's hostels and guest houses', Canberra Historical Journal, number 42, September 1998, pp. 8–17.

Foskett, Alan, The Memories Linger on: more about Canberra's historic hostel and hotel eras, Alan Foskett, Canberra, 2010.

Foster, SG, Marsden, Susan and Russell, Roslyn, Federation: a guide to records, National Archives of Australia, Canberra, 1998.

Freeman, Peter, 'The architects of Albert Hall: the origins of the Canberra Assembly Hall', Canberra Historical Journal, number 66, May 2011, pp. 29–39.

Gallagher, Hector, We Got a Fair Go: a history of the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme, 1945–1952, Hector Gallagher, Melbourne, 2003.

Gibbney, Jim, Canberra 1913–1953, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1988.

Gillespie, Lyall, Canberra 1820–1913, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1991.

Gillespie, Lyall, Early Education and Schools in the Canberra Region, Lyall Gillespie, Canberra, 1999.

Grundy, Peter, Reluctant Democrats: the transition to self-government in the Australian Capital Territory, Federal Capital Press, Canberra, 1996.

Gugler, Ann, The Builders of Canberra 1909–1929, Part 1: temporary camps and settlements, CNP Publications, Canberra, 1994.

Hancock, Keith, The Battle of Black Mountain: an episode of Canberra's environmental history, Department of Economic History, Australian National University, Canberra, 1974.

Headon, David, Canberra Crystal Palace to Golden Trowels, ACT Government, Canberra, 2009.

Headon, David, Canberra: those other Americans, ACT Government, Canberra, 2009.

Higgins, Matthew, Rugged beyond Imagination: stories from an Australian mountain region, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2009.

Hutchison, Mary, Developing Images: Mildenhall's photographs of early Canberra, National Archives of Australia, Canberra, 2000.

Kain, John, Railways of the National Capital, 1913–1993, John Kain, Canberra, 1993.

Miles, Jeffrey, A History of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory: the first 75 years, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2009.

National Capital Authority, The Griffin Legacy: Canberra, the nation's capital in the 21st century, Canberra, 2004.

National Capital Development Commission, Future Canberra, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1965.

National Capital Development Commission, Tomorrow's Canberra! Planning for growth and change, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1970.

National Capital Development Commission, Works of Art in Canberra, Canberra, 1980.

National Capital Development Commission, Metropolitan Canberra:policy plan, development plan, Canberra, 1984.

National Capital Development Commission, Canberra from Limestone Plains to Garden City: the story of the national capital's landscape, Canberra, 1985.

National Library of Australia, A Different View: the National Library of Australiaand its building art, Canberra, 2004.

National Library of Australia, Canberra: then and now, Canberra, 2013.

Newman, Janet and Warren, Jennie, Royal Canberra Hospital: an anecdotal history of nursing 1914 to 1991, Janet Newman and Jennie Warren, Canberra, 1993.

Pegrum, Roger, The Bush Capital: how Australia chose Canberra as its federal city, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1983.

Price, Barry, 'Planning a new schools system', Canberra Historical Journal, number 53, March 2004, pp. 19–27.

Proust, Tony, 'The origins of Canberra Hospital', Canberra Historical Journal, number 27, March 1991, pp. 2–11.

Reid, Paul, Canberra following Griffin: a design history of Australia's national capital, National Archives of Australia, Canberra, 2002.

Snow, Ginette, Canberra Airport: a pictorial history, Capital Airport Group, Canberra, 2009.

Sparke, Eric, Canberra 1954–1980, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1988.

Stokes, HJW, Railways of the Canberra and Monaro Districts, Australian Railway Historical Society, Canberra, 1984.

Tink, Andrew, Air Disaster Canberra: the plane crash that destroyed a government, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, 2013.

Warden, Ian, Canberra: Think of it! Dream of it! – how Canberra and its rival sites battled to be chosen as Australia's federal city in six snapshots, ACT Government, Canberra, 2009.

White, HL ed., Canberra: a nation's capital, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1954.

Wood, Greg, Canberra Maps and Makers, ACT Government, Canberra, 2009.

Wood, Greg, Canberra: the community that was, ACT Government, Canberra, 2009.

Wright, Bruce, Cornerstone of the Capital: a history of public housing in Canberra, ACT Housing, Canberra, 2000.