Alternative Design for Kurrajong Hill

Glass slide showing an alternative design proposed by Walter Scott Griffiths for Kurrajong Hill. Griffith's plan is overlaid onto Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the Hill
Title:
Alternative Design for Kurrajong Hill
NFSA ID:
1585341
Year:
1916
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This slide shows an alternative design proposed by Walter Scott Griffiths for Kurrajong Hill.

Griffiths' plan is overlaid onto Walter Burley Griffin's plan for Kurrajong Hill, the outline of which are visible on this slide. Contour lines on the plan indicate the steepness of the site.

The use of 'Kurrajong Hill' dates the creation of this slide to sometime before 1920 which is when Kurrajong Hill was renamed Capitol Hill. It later became Capital Hill, its current name.

Walter Scott Griffiths' alternative proposal – to build the road around what was almost the base of Kurrajong Hill, rather than through its centre – was designed to limit the amount of excavation required to create the roads.