Walter Burley Griffin's Preliminary Plan: East View

Glass slide focussing on the Eastern Lake and East Basin with only half of the Central Basin visible.
Title:
Walter Burley Griffin's Preliminary Plan: East View
NFSA ID:
1585345
Year:
1916
Category:
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The second of three black-and-white slides showing close-ups of a section of Walter Burley Griffin's Preliminary Plan.

This slide focuses on the Eastern Lake and East Basin with only half of the Central Basin visible.

The Eastern Lake was rejected by the committee of the Parliamentary Works Inquiry into 'Dams for Ornamental Waters – Canberra', which took place between July 1915 and November 1916.

They found that it would submerge a large area of land and be too expensive to construct, and that the Eastern Lake Causeway would be unsightly.