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Photographer Andrew Sikorski recreated this shot in the circular drive of Gorman House Arts Centre. Director Joseph Falsone is standing in for Mildenhall.
Re-photo is taken in portrait rather than landscape. Note the difference in size of the trees and hedges.
... and this is the right hand one. It's anybody's guess which one Mr. Mildenhall photographed. I would need a cherry picker to rephotograph it from the same angle.
The Bank no longer exists, trees have grown and there are buses coming and going at the busy bus interchange. The Canberra Photographic Society (founded 1945) is taking part in this cultural and photographic exercise as a contribution to the Centenary of Canberra. See our current activities at our web site www.cpsaus.org
Things have changed a lot! The Canberra Photographic Society (founded in 1945) is taking part in this interesting project as a contribution to the Centenary of Canberra. See our current activities at our web site www.cpsaus.org
Members of the Canberra Photographic Society (founded in 1945) are taking part in this project as a contribution to the Centenary of Canberra. It is also an interesting photographic challenge, to work backwards from a photograph. We are also making modern photographs of Canberra. See our web site for details of our current activities http://www.cpsaus.org/
Mr. Mildenhall may have corrected the perspective on this slightly. It doesn't taper towards the top like mine does.
This photo is taken from Chapman Street, not far from Limestone Avenue. The original caption (Batman Street) must be wrong because Batman Street does not line up with the Sydney Building. I particularly like this photo because it shows the the Sydney and Melbourne buildings clearly even though they are are a kilometre away. The house on the far left is immediately before the intersection with Gooreen Street. The house still exists and is surrounded by the famous 'monster hedge', which I'm glad was preserved. The next house, on the other side of Gooreen Street, has been demolished and replaced by a set of flats ironically called Heritage Corner. The house on the far right still exists and now has the gable painted white and the verandah enclosed. At the end on the other side of Elimatta Street are the two symmetrically placed FCAC C6 houses either side of the walkway into Civic. The two fire hydrants on the left also still exist.
15 Batman Street, Braddon, taken from the other side of Doonkuna Street. It's not obvious from the rephotograph, and makes more sense on site. I believe the Kingston label is a mistake, especially as the FCAC houses in Kingston were painted white. Gorman House is visible on the left in both the original and the rephotograph. The top of the left hand chimney of 15 Batman Street is just visible above the hedge in the rephotograph, and the cedar on the right has grown big. The same house appears in photos A3560:2805 and A3560:2807, in which Gorman house is also visible on the left.
The edge is much taller now and gets in the way of rephotographing from the same location. This is take from just to the right of the hedge.
Corner of Batman and Doonkuna Streets, taken from Gormon House corner, looking towards 22 Doonkuna Street.
A search of the web shows it's now part of St Columba's Uniting (Presbyterian) Church on the corner of Fawkner and Farrer Streets. It's definitely not the Salvation Army Hall in Eloura Street.
Taken from the same position in Elimatta Street, as near as I can manage. It's hardly necessary to mention there is now a hedge.
Evidence that this is a photo of Braddon, not Kingston: This is a closeup (in b&w) of the south wall of 65 Elimatta St. With a bit of imagination you can see the line of light coloured mortar on the left of the vertical part of the arch. A high resolution copy of the original would help. The fence running from the wall to the boundary fence no longer exists. However, there are a couple of wooden pegs still in the wall of the house.
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