An album of large-format photographs of Canberra at the time of its major expansion in the late 1960s
Large oblong quarto (340 x 505 mm), comprising a leaf of text, 2 colour maps, a mounted colour photograph of a painting by Lawrence Daws, and 32 original photographs (each 335 x 495 mm), being 25 of present-day Canberra (one in colour), and 7 of artists' or architects' impressions of future developments (all leaves printed rectos only). Interleaved between most of the photographs is a narrower sheet of explanatory text.
Post-bound full morocco lettered in gilt on the front cover; leather slightly rubbed and a little dusty; in excellent condition.
Not identified as such, but from the estate of Sir Alexander Russell Downer, politician and diplomat (1910-1981). The album has the look and feel of a deluxe presentation production, not for general distribution. It would appear to be a pictorial precursor to the NCDC's commercial publication, 'Tomorrow's Canberra - Planning for Growth and Change' (ANU Press, 1970), a copy of which comes with this album.