‘The finest building in the National Capital’ — a bridge

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As I drive or ride over Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, I often think of Sir Robert Menzies—no, really. Menzies thought the Bridge was the ‘finest building …

Canberra’s growth — a brief overview

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The 1930s and 1940s Canberra was little more than a country town during the 1930s, with a population of around 10,000. In 1941 there were …

Canberra’s heritage nomination backlog beginning to shift

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A large backlog of nominations to the ACT Heritage Register has been building up over the past decade. During that time the RAIA has nominated …

Going once, going twice…still going…

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In July we wrote about the then-imminent sale of the Robin Boyd House II in South Yarra: the auction scheduled for 21 July was postponed …

Recent Twentieth Century heritage press coverage

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It’s been pleasing to see some coverage of twentieth century heritage in the mainstream media lately. ABC TV’s The Collectors aired a segment on 7 …

Robin Boyd Foundation to sell Robin Boyd House 2

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On 22 June, 2007 the Directors of the Robin Boyd Foundation announced their decision to sell the Robin Boyd House II in Walsh Street, South …

9th World Congress on Art Deco

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In April 2007, the Art Deco Society will host the 9th World Congress on Art Deco in Melbourne. The 2007 Congress will be held from …