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 Both as historical documents and as works of art, the Mildenhall photographs held by the National Archives of Australia, and a smaller collection held by the National Library of Australia,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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Albert Hall and statue of 'Bellona', Roman goddess of war by Sir Bertram Mackennal, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla.
Mort Street, South from Canberra Times Office. Road making with steamroller spraying tar and workmen spreading road gravel.
Opening of the 16th Parliament. Right Honourable JH Scullin 13th Prime Minister in centre with Frank Brennan MHR, Attorney General on left with two colleagues.
Preparation of site for CSIR, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, Black Mountain, looking towards Civic Centre.
The prophetic tombstone of Sarah, George and Betsy Webb. The inscription is prophetic "For here we have no continuing city but seek one to come" St John's Churchyard, Constitution Avenue, Reid.
Oddie Telescope dome on Mount Stromlo looking north-east. Building housing telescope erected 1908-1910. Barrachi, Victorian Government Astronomer visited each 6 weeks to conduct observations and report to the British Association on the suitability of Mount Stromlo as a site for a solar observatory.