Landmark gallery

Landmark Apartments are located in the Canberra suburb of Barton, bounded by Bowen Drive and Blackall Street.

Barton was gazetted as a division name on 20 September 1928, named after the Right Honourable Sir Edmund Barton, PC, GCMG, KC (1849-1920).   Sir Edmund Barton was Australia’s first Prime Minister, holding office from 1901 to 1903.   As a barrister and member of the New South Wales Parliament, he was one of the leading workers for Federation, serving on the committee which prepared the draft for the Constitution.   Sir Edmund Barton resigned from Parliament in 1903 to become the senior puisne judge of the newly constituted High Court of Australia.

Streets in Barton are named for former state governors.   Bowen Drive and Blackall Street are named respectively after Sir George Ferguson Bowen, GCMG, DCL, LLD (1821-1899), first Governor of the new Colony of Queensland, 1859-68, successfully organising the infant colony, and later, Governor of Victoria 1873-79; and Colonel Samuel Wensley Blackall (1809-1871), second Governor of Queensland 1868-1871.

Qantas B-747 farewell to Landmark (and Canberra) – Friday 17 July 2020

The hail storm of 20 Jan 2020

Skyfire 2018 from Landmark

Landmark community activism


Owners Corporation Network President, (and Landmark owner resident), Gary Petherbridge briefing a growing audience on the petition against unfair rates and land tax increases for strata owners – 3 February 2018
The Queen in Canberra

The Queen in Canberra, October 2011 – much more water in the lake than during her 1963 visit – see below.


Landmark precincts then and now


1927 – before Bowen Drive and Blackall Street

Landmark 1940s



April 1953 map by Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics


Molonglo river in flood 1956.   Landmark Apartments site is lower right, Hotel Kurrajong lower left.       (Photo via

Old Barton

Barton pre-lake.   Bowen Drive with the current curved access road to Bowen Drive apartments is in the foreground.   Police College centre-left side.   (Photo via Terry Walker)

Landmark 1990



Landmark Apartments under construction – 11 March 2004

Barton November 2017

November 2017


2014 – construction on Governor Place just commenced.   (Photo by Graham Tidy via Canberra Times)


2020 – Landmark’s (top left) neighbourhood, showing proximity to Kingston foreshore, Kingston, Telopea Park and Manuka.   (Photo:  Kimberley Le Lievre, The Canberra Times)