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'An implicit sense of public service and "otherness" has now come to permeate Canberra's identity to a point that there is a great smugness, arrogance even, that the rest of Australia can hate us - but they'll never know how good it is to live here.

'Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can't really do without. Daley's Canberra begins and ends at the lake and its forgotten suburbs, traces of which can still be found on Burley Griffin's banks. It meanders through the cultural institutions that chronicle the unsavoury early life of Canberra, the graveyard at St John's where the pioneers rest and the mountains that surround the city. In Canberra people don't ask you where you went to school, as they do in Melbourne, or where your house is and how much you paid for it, as they do in Sydney. They ask you where you've come from. And how long you're going to stay.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph: For here have we no continuing city. But seek one to come. - Hebrews 13.14.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: v, 327p.p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), maps
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      • Publication date: November 2012.
      ISBN: 9781742233185
      Series: y separately published work icon Cities NewSouth Publishing (publisher), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2009- Z1730249 2009 series - publisher prose Number in series: 7

Works about this Work

Kaleidoscopic Canberra Jen Webb , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
Territorial Disputes Paul Daley , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 72 no. 1 2013; (p. 18-27)
Growing Pains : The Nation's Capital Turns 100 Mark McKenna , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 86 2013; (p. 32-35)

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
'Let's Not Beat around the Bush Capital's Politics' Marion Halligan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 December 2012; (p. 32) The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
Daley's Book Leaves Us None the Wiser of Canberra's Psyche Warwick Williams , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 November 2012; (p. 16)
[Review] Canberra Shane Strange , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
Capital Appreciation Ian Warden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 November 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
'Let's Not Beat around the Bush Capital's Politics' Marion Halligan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 December 2012; (p. 32) The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
Kaleidoscopic Canberra Jen Webb , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
Growing Pains : The Nation's Capital Turns 100 Mark McKenna , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 86 2013; (p. 32-35)

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
Daley's Book Leaves Us None the Wiser of Canberra's Psyche Warwick Williams , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 November 2012; (p. 16)
Territorial Disputes Paul Daley , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 72 no. 1 2013; (p. 18-27)
Last amended 5 Sep 2017 10:45:55
Subjects:
  • Landmarks, Built environment, All Concepts,
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
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