Three generations of settlers, convicts and emigrants occupied the valley of the Molonglo River for eighty years before Canberra was planted here in 1913. Stretched between the great houses of Duntroon and Yarralumla, they lived in some twenty cottages, almost all of which were demolished as the city centre and suburbs developed. This book recreates a lost world via archival sources that describe the land and houses, genealogical records showing the inhabitants and their family relationships around the district, and the work of official photographers and amateur artists who recorded the landscape as the city grew.--Publisher description.
Molonglo Valley before the federal capital -- Houses of the Molonglo valley -- Duntroon -- Heritage of the Molonglo valley.
Field of Research
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)