What was the reason to build Canberra for Australian capital, rather than selecting one of the existing large cities?

safe location far from the sea
wish of the Indigenous Australians
low land price
dispute between Sydney and Melbourne
Debates over Fed­er­a­tion in the late 19th century were dom­i­nat­ed by a long dispute over whether Sydney or Mel­bourne should be the national capital. A com­pro­mise was reached: the new capital would be built in New South Wales, at least 100 miles (160 km) from Sydney.

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safe location far from the sea
wish of the Indigenous Australians
low land price
dispute between Sydney and Melbourne
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flagAustralia
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5%
80%
72
flagFrance
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11%
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80
flagGermany
9%
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6%
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flagthe Netherlands
6%
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flagBelgium
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77%
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flagUkraine
9%
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flagCanada
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flagItaly
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flagAustria
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagPoland
11%
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flagSpain
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flagDenmark
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flagSweden
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flagUnknown
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagthe United States
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flagNorway
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men67%
women68%
safe location far from the sea
13%
11%
wish of the Indigenous Australians
9%
8%
low land price
9%
11%
dispute between Sydney and Melbourne
67%
68%

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