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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Nearest Lands to Canberra which you can Really Own offer Unrivalled Opportunities for Profitable Investment The CANBERRA FREEHOLDS ESTATES include all the best of such lands in the unique position between Canberra and Queanbeyan. In eight main Divisions— 1. CANBERRA-On the Federal Boundary with frontages to Main Uriarra Road. 2. QUEANBEYAN-Close to Queanbeyan, includes Main Tharwa Road frontages. 3. JERRABOMBERA-On the slopes of Jerrabombera Hill, splendid views over City. 4. KARABAR-Close to Queanbeyan, frontages to Main Cooma Road. 5. KENNETH-Choice Lots, with fine views over Queanbeyan, residential only. 6. HOWARD-At the new railway station on Federal Boundary. Many business sites. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 7. CARWOOLA-On the Goulburn Road, with splendid views of Queanbeyan and Canberra. 8. ENVIRONA-Right at the end of Canberra's grandest main avenue. A deposit of £5 and then £l per ...
TOILERS OF THE TERRITORY [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
TOILERS OF THE TERRITORY By ROBT. C. JONES CLERK OF WORKS PRIDDLE Parliament House. All workers engaged on the construction of the Federal Capital are members of the Trade's Union covering their particular class of work. Whether they are holding a ticket just for the sake of holding their job io a different question. Unfortunately here, as elsewhere, the apathy and indifference of trade's union officials to the workers cause many to take no personal interest in their organisation. The fact that there are no political honors to be had on the area may be one reason why we are so free from politicians and would be politicians in the shape of union organisers. This state is not altogether a bad one to be in, but a little more interest displayed by the so-called friends of labor would be appreciated; all the more as it would be disinterested. The &nbsp; Australian Workers' Union controls the largest number of members, and, until recently, was the only body with a representative o...
A Nation's Dream Come True CANBERRA—The City Beautiful. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
A Nation's Dream Come True CANBERRA-The City Beautiful. By EDWARD H. JACKSON. THE POWER-HOUSE, EASTLAKE, CANBERRA. Apart from purely practical considera- tions, few are aware of tho purely idealistic urge which was responsible for the establishment of a capital city for the continent of Australia. The following article attempts to sup- ply an answer to those who still ask what ethical or aesthetic justification there is for Canberra. First there is the justification of those men of vision, who, placing the State before their party, framed the constitu- tion of Australia just a quarter of a century ago. There is the justification of a little band of idealists who alone saw a vision of thc City Beautiful, whose lofty stone colonnades and proudly spired buildings woukl worthily reflect the greatness of the young race which should rise up in this new continent of vast and un- touched possibilities. At last the time has come. After 25 years of sordid political wrangling the dream of the ...
A SONNET [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
COTTER DAM A SONNET Molonglo, mother of the countryside, Dreams on of solitudes of long ago Before man came, while furtive, to and fro The bushland creatures move, and bless her tide. The call of whipbirds in the evening glow, Far-flung, makes the mute wilderness more wide: The westring sun above the great Divide, Prophetic, crowns the brow of Mount Stromlo. Canberra, jewel of the upland plain— A mirage yet, but soon in grace to rise The fairest city in a fair domain— Hail! To thy soul a voice resurgent cries: &nbsp; "Take thou thy sceptre and thy right to &nbsp; reign, O stately one, thy rule be just and &nbsp; wise."
The Federal Capital Commissioners. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
The Federal Capital Commissioners. RIVER SCENE, CANBERRA There have been many critics of the Canberra administration, but even the most captious could find no objection from a commonsense point of view to the personnel of the present Commission. Appointed on the 17th October, 1924, the members of the Commission immed- iately demonstrated through their activ- ities the wisdom of the Government's choice. They are each practical men and specialists—J. H. Butters, the chair- man is a civil engineer whose organis- ing genius has been well proven in both Australia and Tasmania. Sir John Harrison, the Deputy Chairman, is a town planning expert of world wide standing, and C. H. Gorman, the Com- mission's third member, is managing director of Hardie and Gorman Propri- etary Ltd., and consequently experienced in subdivisional and all branches of real estate work. All the knowledge and initiative that such a task as the creation of a contin- ent's capital—a supreme achievement to crown their r...
CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
CANBERRA By WALTER JAGO (Editor of "Aussie " Magazine) &nbsp; &nbsp; White capped and proud the green hills stand, And to their tops uproll The silent wisdom of the gods, The dumb thoughts of the soul. In calm repose Canberra lies, And her new spirit tells, That strength abides in hills like those Majestic sentinels. The sun shines warm and bountiful Upon a land content, And in Canberra beats the heart Of our great continent. Oh, land I love; my spirit calls Across Australia far: Our City will in token keep, Your rich, red waratah. A torch it is as of your heart The red blood coursing through; And it will light the way we go In heart and hand with you. Canberra, nurtured on your breast, Shall in your diadem Someday reveal the nation's pride Reflected in the gem. And children of the City now In early days to come Will find proud speech in heart and soul, Although the lips be dumb: For love will grow in strength with strength— A nation's heart will bound When in Canber...
CANBERRA ILLUSTRATED Xmas 1925 Foreword [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
CANBERRA ILLUSTRATED Xmas 1925 Foreword A member of the Empire Press Dele gation very reasonably inquired : "Why are the Australians building Canberra?'' We make bold to say that from the matter contained between the covers of "Canberra Illustrated," a comprehensive answer to this question may be framed. Canberra is destined to be not only the legislative capital of Australia, but also the religious, educational and social directing centre. In this place the ideals of an adolescent nation will be given such material expression as will stimulate it to definite homogeneity and robust ma turity. The degree of aesthetic perfection, from the architectural standpoint, which &nbsp; &nbsp; the Federal Capital will attain, depends on the intelligence and honesty of the Government and its executive and on the ability, enthusiasm and integrity of the 2,500 men, particularly those in positions of responsibility, who are engaged in its construction. The unique opportunity occurs ...
Lines Written on the Summit of Mt. Ainslie [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
Lines Written on the Summit of Mt. Ainslie By D. B. O'Connor From Ainslie's Peak across the hills Where leaps and fall the sparkling rills, Mid views of Austral forest green There spreads an animated scene, Where scarce one hundred years ago Dusky natives spears did throw, Or nigh the knarle'd Kurrajong Corroborreed with dance and song. Here roads and gardens grow apace And buildings rise in lordly grace; No fnirer spot is known to man Than this, twixt Yass and Queanbeyan. A capitol on yonder rise Will one day penetrate the skies Where statesmen and emissary Will make or mar our destiny. Far away from north to south From river's source to river's mouth Wherever we, our bread to win, Wherever we may toil and spin, 'Tis here our laws will all be writ, 'Tis here our Parliament will sit. And what the future has in store Be it peace, or be it war— In this domain there will abide Politicians to decide— Each with power to scheme and speak Selfish or selfless aims to seek. Ah! in that day G...
THE CANBERRA COMMUNITY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
THE CANBERRA COMMUNITY NEWS. A publication that will be welcomed &nbsp; &nbsp; by all on the Federal Capital area is the "Canberra Community News. Printed on good paper, with fine photographic studies, one marvels at the price-one penny-a price that a circulation of two thousand would just about pay for the blocks. The question naturally arises, who's paying for this? And, of course, the most frequent answer is, "The tax payer." Let us hope not, for with this paper the territory workers can be made happy and contented, and there will be no more necessity for any further sittings of the Industrial Board. For did not Banjo Patterson say in "Paradise Lost, '"The. pen is mightier thun the board?" With sources of information barred to legitimate journals, an official of the Commission to take photographs, the block making facilities of the Govern ment Printing Office, free literary con tributions and the taxpayer to foot the bill, "The Canberra Community News" ought to go...
PUBS AND PUNTERS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
PUBS AND PUNTERS By R. C. J.[Jones] If a community possesses a vice of &nbsp; any sort, it is the duty of those in au &nbsp; thority to find a remedy; if the vice is such a one that the remedy is hard to find, or if applied, only tends to encour- age other and worse evils, the next best thing is to control that particular vice. Two characteristics of the Australian toiler are his willingness to speculate his money on anything from horses to pen nies, and his habit of looking on the beer when it is brown. Herc at Canberra is a splendid oppor- tunity to make both these traits of char- acter work for the benefit of the whole community, not as is the case elsewhere, for the benefit of the bookmaker and the publican. Let us first consider booze. As re- marked elsewhere the profits from the Federal toilers have made Queanbeyan pubs equal in value to-day to city hotels. Not are they not only doing well, but their charges are, to use an Australian ism, "over the odds"; one e...
The Amateur Harvesters [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
The Amateur Harvesters Bv FRANK N ROBSON. "Don't let 'em know you're mugs," counselled our casual acquaintance kindly as we left him in the bar pensively study ing the bottom of his pint measure, and headed for the local labor agency. The labor agent surveyed us through his whisker entanglements without en- thusiasm. We announced, in a neat speech, that we were two highly skilled harvesters open for engagement. The labor agent grunted. My elongated cobber proceeded to chew one of the straws which he had thrust inside his hat to create the proper agri- cultural atmosphere. Good harvesters, we had been told, were in great demand on the Monaro Plains and were being paid such good wages that there had been instances of bank managers deserting their posts to follow this remunerative occupation. When, therefore, an alleged racehorse, carrying our combined shirt, financially speaking, had left us stranded far from home, we turned lightly to the fields of waving wheat. It was mere child's p...
PLAN OF CITY OF CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
PLAN OF CITY OF CANBERRA lt might occasion surprise to some that the winner of the Australian Capital plan competition was an American. It should be pointed out that owing to cer tain provisions contained in the conditions the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and affiliated associations advised their mem bers not to compete. Grifhn's plan, not &nbsp; withstanding its general excellence, has a number of mistakes necessitating al- terations. In July, 1923, the Ninth Parliament passed a resolution respectfully request- ing His Excellency the Governor-General to call the first meeting of the Tenth Parliament at Canberra. Should this resolution take effect the tragedies and comedies, victories and defeats of politi- cal strife, as well as the glamour of social life among the upper strata of Austra- lian society, will be entered upon here towards the middle of 1926. The Federal Territory includes 900 square miles. Originally it was thought...
Progress at Canberra. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine — 1 November 1925
Progress at Canberra. By D. B. O'CONNOR. FRANCIS from the Power House. When it was decided that Australia should have a Federal Capital, a commis- sion was appointed to select a position. There were so many suitable places, and so much jealousy was excited and such a vast amount of journalistic bickering be- came the vogue at the time that the task was rendered somewhat difficult. How lavishly this body of men were feted is now a matter almost forgotten, and the final decision having been made this country's indebtedness was increased to the extent of £20,000. That they made a wise choice, however, cannot be dis- puted. The "Seat of Government Act" was passed on the 14th December, 1908; assent was given to the Seat of Govern- ment "Acceptance Act" on the 13th December, 1909; on the 14th December, 1909, the Seat of Government "Surren- der Act" was passed by the Government of New South Wales, and the Seat of Government Acceptance Act was brought into force by proclamation on the 22nd ...