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Sir John Butters : 25-January-2011
Sir John Butters : 25-January-2011

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The plaque commemorates engineer Sir John Butters (1885 - 1969), who was instrumental in development of Canberra.

Butters successfully applied for the position of full-time chairman of the Federal Capital Commission, a body created under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act,1924.

The commission was a statutory corporation in which were vested the whole of the land and other public assets in the Federal Capital Territory. For the first time a single authority had responsibility for the administration, design and construction of Canberra as well as the development of municipal activities and the control of private enterprise.


Address:Mount Ainslie Drive, Mount Ainslie, Ainslie, 2602
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.270267
Long: 149.158067
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Source: MA,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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