Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937, Canberra Federal Capital of Australia preliminary plan, 1914, nla.obj-230041959
In 1911 an international competition was held to find a designer for the new capital city. Key resources include:
- Canberra 1912. Plans and planners of the Australian Capital Competition. SCRF 711.4099471 R425 (Includes a list of all competitors with biographical details.)
- An Ideal City? The 1912 competition to design Canberra.
- Plan for Canberra.
- Suggested names for Australia's new capital.
Over 130 submissions were received. In addition to the plans submitted by Walter Burley Griffin the Library also holds entries submitted by other competitors including Eliel Saarinen and Alfred Agache.