Cedric Emanuel’s Canberra Sketchbook
by Dale Roberts
Illustrated by Cedric Emmanuel
Rigby, 1976, [First Edition], black and white illustrations throughout, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
“Canberra is said to have derived its name from the Aboriginal word canberry, meaning “a meeting place”. Certainly, Canberra is now a meeting place for countless people on each day of the year. Primarily, of course, the city exists because it is the home of the Australian Parliament: meeting place for legislators from all over the continent. But it also houses the emissaries of more than fifty nations, together with Australian public servants who have come to Canberra from every state in the nation. They all live in a city which entertains 1.75 million visitors each year.
In this book, the Canberra story is told by Dale Roberts, who uses the city’s principle buildings and other features to link together its history form the earliest days until the resent.”