Early Canberra


July 1928 Inquiry into costs of hostel including construction workers

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 12:17 AM

A new article added in CANBERRA 1913 - section of an inquiry into the over run of costs of hostels in Canberra. Sir John Harrison, commissioner in charge of building was one of the men giving evidence to a parliamentary committee.  Included in this article is reference to the costs of construction that includes for example reference to wages that included payment for zone allowances.  One mentioned was for men working on Yarralumla House - because it was well out of the city area the men working on renovating the old building were paid a zone allowance that was around 1/- a day.

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