For too long Canberra’s builders have gone without the recognition they deserve, comforted only by their enormous amounts of money.
Now Andrew Barr has announced an end to this historic injustice:
This evening I launched The Master Builders that Built Canberra, a book that chronicles the history of the contribution made by members of the local building industry to Canberra over the last 100 years.
Being published to coincide with our centenary year, this book not only tells the story of many of the outstanding buildings that we have, but also captures the stories of many of the men and women who were instrumental in their construction.
As our nation’s capital, we are privileged to have many of Australia’s iconic buildings from Old Parliament House and the War Memorial to the new Australian Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, the High Court of Australia and the National Museum.
I am pleased that the Master Builders of Australia of the ACT has taken the opportunity to tell some of the many stories about the how our city was built and the stories of those who built it.