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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 06 Hansard (Friday, 6 May 2005 2005) . . Page.. 1975 ..


It was agreed that the building would serve as parliament house for no more than 50 years—“temporary” is an interesting term—and commonwealth architect John Smith Murdoch was promptly appointed, who then began work on an appropriate design. Murdoch’s approach was to design a fairly plain, stripped classical house, vastly different from the plan designed by Burley Griffin.

While the building is important because of the events that occurred here, it is also significant in terms of architectural values. Murdoch worked with his stripped classical style, common in government buildings in the 1920s and 1930s.

MR SPEAKER: Order! The time allotted for this debate has expired.

The Assembly adjourned at 11.47 am until Tuesday, 21 June 2005 at 10.30 am.


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