The Centenary of Canberra

A presentation of the planned 2013 celebration by Creative Director Robyn Archer AO

Thursday, October 11, 2012
6–7:00 p.m.
Reception immediately following

In 2013, Canberra, the national capital of Australia, celebrates its 100th anniversary. Join us to celebrate as Robyn shares details about the city designed by Chicago's own Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin and the festivities planned to mark this momentous occasion.


American Planning Association
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601


Robyn Archer Creative Director of Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer AO, is a gifted and much in demand public speaker, whose Canberra Oration, Manning Clark Address and recent National Press Club Address have been widely praised. She is also an internationally recognized performer and the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Citation of Merit from the New York-based International Society of Performing Arts.


Australian Consulate-General Chicago, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects Chicago

RSVP (include your full name and contact e-mail for registration purposes)

Additional Information about Canberra and Walter Burley Griffin

Walter Burley Griffin Society

Commonwealth of Australia Design for the Lay-Out of the Federal Capital City (Cornell)


Photo of Canberra courtesy Australian Capital Tourism.

Australian Consulate-General Chicago Canberra CentenaryAmerican Institute of Architects Chicag