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Inside this Book – It soon became apparent that a high proportion of the vendors of these houses were scientists or academics—often professors—who had retired from The Australian National University (ANU), or from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). To those who were interested in buying the houses, this fact was not as important as other details—such as the gross permissible building envelope or best location for a swimming pool. But to me, the stories of those original inhabitants—how they came to live in Canberra, where they worked and the circumstances under which they commissioned architects to design their houses—became an obsession. It appeared that this was one aspect of Canberra’s history—and of the nation’s history—that had been left out of the discourse.
Inside this book –Experiments in Modern Living PDF Book by Milton Cameron – I found that the occupants of these houses—and others in Canberra—had been responsible for some truly remarkable achievements. These included founding Australia’s conservation and forestry policy; developing microwave technology for radar—the one weapon that Hitler conceded had prevented German victory in the Atlantic; working with J. Robert Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project; leading world research in nuclear physics, winning a Nobel Prize for physiological research; making major contributions to galactic evolutionary theory; curing the world of smallpox; inventing a chemical process that allowed the manufacture of the contraceptive
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