Local History


The ACT Heritage Library receives many enquiries about the history and development of the ACT.

Explore significant Canberra people, places and events by clicking on the links below.

Events People Places
Floriade display of massed plantings of spring flowers and signage on City Hill. Image number 003983, ACT Heritage Library Collection. Matilda House, John Williams-Mozley and Daphne Wallace. Image by Andrew Campbell, Canberra Times Collection, Image number 000805, ACT Heritage Library.
Views of Lake Burley Griffin, the Captain Cook Memorial Jet and the National Library of Australia from Regatta Point. Department of Capital Territory Collection, Image number 005382, ACT Heritage Library.

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