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Unit 3
The Griffin Legacy

National Capital Comparison
Activity

Use the NATIONAL CAPITAL COMPARISON Background Notes to complete the following research report.

Setting the scene

Located in the National Capital, Mount Ainslie affords beautiful scenic views across the city of Canberra towards Parliament House. It was a pivotal part of the design for Canberra, along with other nearby hills, and acts as an anchor which holds the design and the city together.

The two photographic views from Mount Ainslie show obvious similarities to Marion Mahony Griffin's competition drawings.

What to do

Key points within your report should answer the following:

Be creative

Report your personal opinions.
Do you think it is a good idea to plan a city?
Do you think the Griffin Plan is a suitable plan for Australia's National Capital?
Make sure you explain your reasons.