Conclusion of history of CANBERRA (A.C.T).
On 12 March, Canberra was formally named at the laying of a foundation stone on Capital Hill. Griffin arrived in October as Federal Director of Design and Consturction - development of the city was ready to begin.
World War 1, changes of government and lack of money slowed progress of the city but several major works were undertaken. In 1914 the railway was extended from Queanbeyan to the south-east corner of Canberra, a power station was built at Kingston, brick-works were opened at Yarralumla and in 1915 Cotter Dam was completed.
Walter Burley Griffin left Canberra with the framework of the plan established on the ground, but disappointed at the lack of grogress and frustrated by repeated efforts to change his city plan.
1921 - 1930
Under the guidance of the Federal Capital Advisory Committee construction progressed slowly. Road and sewerage layouts continued, tree planting was carried out, Parliament House was constructed. Shops were built at Civic, Manuka and Kingston; offices, hostels and houses completed for 1100 public sevants.
1930 - 1956
The years of the Depression World War II and post-war shortages caused a lenghthy period of stagnation in development, and only a small number of national projects were brought to fruition, including the Australian War Memorial (1941) and the Australian-American Memorial (1954). I didn't even know that we had an Australian - American Memorial; so I'm teaching myself with this thread...