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CANBERRA. I

"Wasteful Arrangement."

SIR JOHN SULMAN'S COMMENTS

Sir John Sulman yesterday referred to statement by Sir John Butters that M »J his fellow-commlssloneis were not [esporo. for the extratagant layout of Canberra . that the department concern d was to DI« rrom 1921 to 1025 mellish e the depart»

had the assistance of an advlson Comm

of which Sir John Sulman was chili"»'

Sir John Suiman said that Sir John Buw was quite justified In his dlsclnlmer < (Sir John Sulman) also disclaimed «ff slbility One of his first acts on w» appointed was to write a minute as ena «1 Urging that buildings to be erected <no"°

confined to a small compact section"^ city plan sufficient to accommodate tnc

contingents of officials and the trading»» mttnity needed to supplv their wT"f ,'" B afterwards extended as occasion rcqw«

this minute he had g'ven 2S reasonto ». port of his recommendation and w ¿ ínitted it at the first committee merlin

at Canberra when the Ministers to \,, and Rallwavs and Home and It"».0"",, |" present They ga^e tht.lt npprova!;nfl structcd him to select the ai ça he con

most suitable for the Initial c»/ l" (j did and he sent particulars to Melbourne

the approval of the Cabinet ^

Unfortunately etitain obeláis irre 1

an opposite Uew Sir John contlnutd { odilfed that buildings «hnulrt be JW £< mer the area on the road *¿T^D°fC by Mr Burley Griffin Te CiWrw firmed this hence the trot "k MU« *

so cUdcnt I estimate thatnlf TO » , hnd bien folio ved it lea«t £2°?0°ï_ c_.í have been saved and a oin pact and ^ woiked settlement wo Ud hw been »n instead of the pi osent Inconvenient wasteful arrangement "

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