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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 08, 1912, Image 11',
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BALLY HAMERICAN BE&TS WHOLE BRITISH HEMPIRE
Walter Burley Griffin.
America's putting it all:over
Great Britain again in.- one of;
King George's colonies,, tap. ','
Walter Burley Griffin ,of Chir
cago has won out-in'a.world com
petition, capturing the big prize
offered by the comfnonweajth qf-.
Australia for designs' for a whole
new capital city,-buildings and
This great progressive nation
continent, far to the so.uthwest of
the Golden Gate, is going to do
just what theUnited.States did'
pjant its seat of 'government, an" a
virgin forest spot, not belonging
to any particular state.
For ten years' Australians'
planned, their capital-to-be. Then
they asked the architects of the
worldto 'design it streets, street
car lines, railways, railway sfa- ,
tions, government buildings and
all everythingneeeded in a city
of 75,000, .for Australia expects
to-start her: capital city with that r
population . ',
The world's.greatest architects l
got1 busy.,. British men expected I
the prize nearly $10,000, and the
honor." . , - l
Australia picked out tfce best
design. 'That's how Walter Bur- t
ley. Griffin earned undying Aus-
tralian fame. His name was on it. J
Griffin is young, so young and so,