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Canberra, Australia's Federal Capital

The building of Canberra
Year : 1934 | Total Duration : 12 Minutes |
Director : G.A. Gamon |
Drover on horseback rounding up sheep, dog rounding up sheep. Drover returns from hunt on horseback. VS homestead Yarralumla Station (location of Canberra's first Federal Cabinet meeting), WS Tuggeranong Homestead. Hon P G Stewart turned the first sod of earth (1923), GS steam shovel. Canberra construction site with horse drawn carts and steam trucks. Workers using mechanical brick maker, tiles being loaded onto truck. Tents, dogs at workmen's camp on building site. WS pans new Canberra suburbs. Parliament House. Red Hill in distance. Ainslie Hotel and surrounding suburb, houses in Braddon. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39861 | 2 mins 20 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS pan Parliament House, crowds and cars at opening celebrations on 9th May, 1927. Parade with guard of honour, carriage with Duke and Duchess of York. Duke delivering speech and taking seat in the Senate Chamber. WS Parliament House seen across lawns and from various angles. Lawyer in robes and wig in interior courtyard of Parliament House. WS Yarralumla, official residence of Governor General. WS of Prime Minister's residence, The Lodge. Government office buildings, Post Office. High angle WS across streets to Hotel Canberra. Local buses on street. WS Hotel Kurrajong. High angle panoramic view from Red Hill over suburbs, Mount Ainslie and Duntroon Military College. VS suburbs, gardens and houses. WS Cotter Dam, boy on bicycle past houses. WS Molongolo River. LS of white bridge across river. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39865 | 4 mins 30 secs | 1930s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS Australian Institute of Anatomy, Post Office in Civic Centre and pan along colonnade of archways in Melbourne Building on Northbourne Avenue. WS St. John the Baptist church in Reid, car arriving at Australian School of Forestry and students in laboratory working with bunsen burners and microscopes. VS of children in playgrounds marching in lines to class. Pan along Kingston shopping centre, children crowded around shop window. Bus outside main street shops. Cricketers practising in nets, women playing tennis, crowd at football game, football game in progress, golfer on course near willow tree-lined creek. People across bridge over Molongolo River. Couples strolling along paths past blossoming trees. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39867 | 3 mins 3 secs | 1930s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |