Canberra was chosen as Australia's capital city precisely because it was cold

By Ian Warden
Updated July 6 2019 - 12:15pm, first published 12:00am

Shivering midwinter Canberrans! Have you ever wondered, as dressed like polar explorers, you brave this city's alarming and extremity-nibbling midwinter cold, why our federal capital city was not plonked somewhere with balmier weather?

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