The foundation of Australia's capital cities : geology, landscape, and urban character / Anthony Webster.

By: Webster, Anthony, 1961- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2022]Description: xii, 327 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781498597951Subject(s): Capitals (Cities) -- Australia -- History | Cities and towns -- Australia -- History | Urbanization -- Environmental aspects -- Australia -- History | Land settlement -- Australia -- History | Urban geology -- Australia | Landscapes -- Australia -- History | Australia -- History | Australia -- Capital and capitolDDC classification: 994 LOC classification: DU110 | .W43 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Sandstone harbor : Sydney, New South Wales, 1788 -- On the edge of the graben : Hobart, Van Diemen's Land 1803-04 -- Ridgelines and waterways : Brisbane, Queensland, 1825 -- Limestone and lakes : Perth, Western Australia, 1829 -- On the edge of the delta : Melbourne, Victoria, 1835 -- The woodland plain : Adelaide, South Australia, 1836 -- The northern outpost : Darwin, Northern Territory, 1869 -- Geology, landscape and Australian cities.

"The Foundation of Australia's Capital Cities is the story of how the places chosen for Australia's seven colonial capitals came to shape their unique urban character and built environments, resulting in development patterns than have persisted today"--

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