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The Foundation of Australia's Capital Cities
Geology, Landscape, and Urban Character
- 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. Tony Webster traces the effects of each city's geologically diverse coastal or riverine landform and the local natural materials that were available for construction, highlighting how the geology and original landforms resulted in development patterns that have persisted today.
- Anthony (Tony) Webster is adjunct senior lecturer of geology at the Centre for Ore Deposits and Earth Sciences (CODES), University of Tasmania and honorary senior research fellow at the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), University of Queensland.
- Chapter 1. Sandstone Harbor: Sydney, New South Wales, 1788 Chapter 2. On the Edge of the Graben: Hobart, Van Diemen's Land 1803-04 Chapter 3. Ridgelines and Waterways: Brisbane, Queensland, 1825 Chapter 4. Limestone and Lakes: Perth, Western Australia, 1829 Chapter 5. On the Edge of the Delta: Melbourne, Victoria, 1835 Chapter 6. The Woodland Plain: Adelaide, South Australia, 1836 Chapter 7. The Northern Outpost: Darwin, Northern Territory, 1869 Chapter 8. Geology, Landscape and Australian Cities
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