In 1921, the suburb of Barton was merely a concept, with Telopea Park dotted with saplings and predating the influx of public servants that later characterised Canberra.

Nick Swain, the Secretary at the Canberra & District Historical Society, recently shared intriguing insights about Barton’s practical and occasionally dark history while discussing it with Cam and Renee on the Real Estate Show.

Swain disclosed several fascinating facts and shedding light on the actual extent of Barton’s border.

Take a listen to the chat below:

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