Flag (detail), Federal Capital Commission c.1928

Lands and Surveys Branch Federal Capital Site 1910 Ian Sharp - Poster (detail) 2000-2001


27 February – 14 June
Gallery 5

This exhibition celebrates two significant anniversaries in the history of the ACT. The first is the centenary of the completion of the Federal Capital Territory survey for the city of Canberra by Charles Robert Scrivener in May 1909. The second marks twenty years of self-government in the Australian Capital Territory. In March 1989 an ACT election was held and for the first time residents of Canberra were able to elect an Assembly with the powers to create, change and abolish the laws of the Territory. The Assembly sat for the first time on 11 May 1989.

NSW Parliament Seat of Government Surrender Act of 1909

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