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Canberra Through the Seasons

A look at Canberra through the seasons, focussing on all the city has to offer as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding environs.
Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
WS pan across plains and distant mountains around Canberra. Air to air unsteady aerials over layout, roads and streets of Canberra. Aerials over Parliament House and GS of Parliament House and other official buildings sited amidst trees and flowers. 1930s Deco facade of Canberra High School, GS of infants school playground. GS Community Hospital and WS St John the Baptist Church. VS suburban houses, father walking along street with small children. WS bus outside Civic Centre, Northbourne Avenue. WS man on horse riding past sheep in pastures to church and township. WS bus travelling along tree lined street. Office workers walking from buses past Government buildings and directory sign. Tilt to people past Entomology building and Commonwealth Solar Observatory.
Access No. 108135 | 2 mins 21 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Mount Stromlo Observatory and CUs telescope. VS maintenance work by the Department of the Interior cutting hedges and WS planting mature tree. CU Yarralumla Nursery sign, VS couple watching nurserymen dig up saplings which they then plant in backyard. CUs government employee answering phone inside car as he drives along Canberra street, CU to car aerial against clouds and sky. Fade to man on radio transmitter. Pan across Canberra rural soil conservation project. VS government officer using binoculars to view forests on the Franklin and Stromlo Mountains. High angle pan across forests and land beyond.
Access No. 141442 | 1 min 56 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS brickworks and bricklayers building wall of bricks. Looking through gum tree to rural view. High shot over leafy Canberra suburbs. WS cricket game on suburban oval. VS people enjoying public swimming pool, woman putting on swimming cap. VS men playing lawn bowls. WS autumnal trees, CUs colourful leaves from various trees and pan forest. WS view to Australian War Memorial. High angle pan across autumn trees. GS group sitting outside caravan. High angle horse racing on dirt track. GS woman walking along footpath in fog. WS Canberra suburb with snow capped mountains in background. GS children throwing snowballs on snow covered Mt Franklin. VS downhill cross-country ski racing, track of competitors down slopes and MS woman recording times and man with stopwatch.
Access No. 141443 | 2 mins 38 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS hockey game. GS three woman horse riding across plains. CU bee on pink blossom. Pan from people along footpath to spring trees in blossom. VS across women on golf course amongst fruit trees in blossom. VS man picking wattle (acacia) for woman. VS jonquils, daffodils and other spring flowers in suburban garden. Track along Canberra streets showing Parliament House, Australian Institute of Anatomy, Canberra High School, Australian War and WS Memorial Patent Office. Travelling shot from car down new tree-lined avenue. WS Parliament House and CU wattle.
Access No. 141444 | 3 mins 35 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |