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Author
Knapman, Greg; Knapman, Leonie
Title
Southern Highlands Canberra Connection: 'Federation and Foundations'
In
Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 125-130
ISBN/ISSN
1740922155
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=520623257138531;res=IELENG
Abstract

The Southern Highlands, situated between Sydney and Canberra, has played its part in the growth of Australia from the struggling days as a new Colony in the 1800s, to Federation and the new Capital city of the 1900s, and the laying of foundations up to 2001. Soon after the settlement of Sydney, escaping convicts believed that if they headed south from Sydney they would reach China. How wrong they were. Little did they realise that their discovery of walking tracks through the Highlands would one day be the arteries of Federation and the building of concrete roads leading to Australia's Capital City.

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