Austin Chapmen was delighted to support the call of his new friend O'malley for a federal territory significantly larger than the constitutional minimum of 100 square miles . twelve months before . Alexander Oliver had recommended sites near Yass , Canobalos and Bombala , with ares ranging from 900 to 1,200 square miles . More recently , the BULLETIN had told its readers that up to 5,000 square miles might be needed for the wide avenuse , squares and spacious parklands that it saw in the nations 's premier city , ' If it is so planned ' , wrote the BULLETIN , ' and the millions don't come , the only loss will be a few hundred pounds spent in pegging out a few more streets than are wanted . if it isn't so planned out , and the millions do come , it will probably grow to be another shapless blot like Sydney . "Australia doesn't want two blots'.
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taken from " The Bush Capitial " How Australia Chose Canberra ( Dodge ( unofficial ) ) as Its Federal City " - Roger Pegrum - Act Government Publications - 1983 - " The Great Debate " page 59
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