Inner circuit of Kurrajong Hill

Glass slide showing a plan and four section drawings of the roadworks planned for the inner circuit of Kurrajong Hill as proposed by Walter Burley Griffin.
Title:
Inner circuit of Kurrajong Hill
NFSA ID:
1585339
Year:
1916
Category:
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This slide shows a plan and four section drawings of the roadworks planned for the inner circuit of Kurrajong Hill, as proposed by Walter Burley Griffin.

This area is now known as Capital Hill and is where the Australian Parliament House now sits.

At this time Kurrajong Hill was a large hill and the steepness of the site is evident from the section drawings and the contour lines on the plan.

Walter Burley Griffin had proposed putting a grand building, which he referred to as the ‘Capitol’, on Kurrajong Hill. This was to take advantage of the views across Canberra that were visible from the hill.