Comprised of more than 7,700 images on glass plate negatives, the Mildenhall Collection of photographs document most aspects of the foundation era–the1920s to the 1930s–in Canberra’s history as the new capital city of Australia. Both as historical documents and as works of art, the Mildenhall photographs held by the National Archives of Australia, and a smaller collection held by the National Library of Australia, are of great significance to Australia.
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Parliament House under construction - Courtyard on House of Representatives side - East block and Hotel Kurrajong in background
Bridge over Murrumbidgee River, Cotter Pump House on left of bridge beside road. Casuarina Cunninghamiana and River Oaks lining river.
Concrete mixing plant for supply of concrete to line the sewerage tunnel - Skips, light rail and donkey engine which powered the plant
Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Stonehaven, and party with Light Horse escort for the opening of the 12th Parliament.
Lord Stonehaven, Govenor General and Commander in Chief of Australian Military Forces standing back after placing a wreath on the Commemorative Stone during the inauguration of the Australian War Memorial
Copy of the Address by the Federal Labor Party to Mr Mathew Charlton on his retirement after 18 years in Federal Parliament.
Royal Visit, May 1927. King George Terrace and Parliament House looking east showing flagpoles and young trees. RAAF flight overhead.