A TIMELINE OF THE HISTORY OF CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

By Tim Lambert

1908 It is decided to build a new capital at Canberra

1912 Architect Walter Burley Griffin wins a competition to design the new city

1913 The foundations stone of Canberra is laid by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher

1947 The Australian National University is established

1947 Canberra has a population of 15,000

1963 Walter Burley Griffin Lake is created

1965 The Royal Australian Mint opens. Anzac Walk opens.

1967 Canberra has a population of more than 100,000

1968 The National Library of Australia opens

1977 Canberra Stadium is built

1980 The High Court of Australia opens. The National Museum of Australia is founded. Teslstra Tower opens.

1981 The Australian Institute of Sport opens

1982 The National Gallery of Australia opens

1988 New Parliament House opens

2002 Reconciliation Place opens

2006 R. G. Menzies Walk opens

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Canberra War Memorial

A history of Canberra

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A timeline of Sydney

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A Timeline of Adelaide

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