Histories of place are never quite discrete and often cross borders and boundaries. Canberry Tales is a case in point — a history of Canberra, a place which we tend to forget was once in New South Wales.
This informative overview of the history of Canberra is in fact a regional history that straddles the area before the creation of the capital city, as well as the influences and importance of the broader region within New South Wales. It tackles a large topic very well, giving particular attention to its Indigenous and colonial history.
Written in an accessible and readable manner, with significant scholarly research, this book provides a fresh insight into the district as well as an important contribution to regional history.