Object StatementRailway map, entitled 'Map of New South Wales shewing Proposed Federal Capital Sites', silk / timber, owned by James Thomas Noon, New South Wales, Australia, lithographed and printed by New South Wales Department of Lands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1902
Physical DescriptionThe railway map is entitled 'Map of New South Wales shewing Proposed Federal Capital Sites'. It features a map of New South Wales showing the railway lines radiating out from Sydney and Newcastle together with projected railways. All stations are shown with the distance from Sydney in numbers next to the station. Four inset maps titled 'Australasia'; 'Diagram of the South Coast Line from Sydney to Kiama and part of Southern Line Sydney to Moss Vale and the Sydenham to Belmore Line'; 'Diagram showing part of the Western Line Blacktown to Tarana also routes to Jenolan Caves' and 'Diagram showing Northern Coast Line Sydney to Newcastle and Branch Lines Milsons Pt to Hornsby and Blacktown to Richmond'.
The list of fifteen proposed sites for the new Federal Capital is noted in red in a box with a table noting their distances from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. The towns and places listed 1 to 15 are: Albury, Bathurst, Bombala via Cooma (rail and coach), Braidwood via Tarago (rail and coach), Carcoar Garland via Carcoar (rail and coach), Cootamundra, Forest Reefs and Calvert via Millthorpe, Orange and Canobolas, Tumut via Gundagai (rail and coach), Wagga Wagga, Yass and Lake George. The number of each town or place is noted on the map in red. Further proposed sites are indicated on the map by a red square and are underlined. Some of these include: Tenterfield, Armidale, Inverell, Port Stephens, Molong, Moss Vale, Rylstone and Mt Clarence, Tumbarumba and Dalgety.
The scale of the map is 29 miles to an inch or 1:1 837 440. The map is printed on silk which has been pasted onto a foamcore backing board and framed in a narrow black laminated timber frame without glass.
MarksLower right corner, printed 'Lithographed and Printed at the Department of Lands, N.S.W. 1902'
Lower left side, handwritten, ink 'James T. Noon'