ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0284 History of Canberra Photographic Negatives

Call Number

HMSS 0284

Collection 

History of Canberra Photographic Negatives

Date Range

1916-1955

Quantity

0.13m (1 wallet)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

various

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A collection of 41 black and white photographic negatives created from prints held in several local repositories.

The images are in two main chronological groups: the 1920s and the 1950s.
 
The majority of the 1950s photographs are represented in the Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" albums, volumes 1 and 2, held by the ACT Heritage Library. The images are digitally available.

The 1920s photographs are mainly Mildenhall images held at the National Archives of Australia in the Mildenhall Collection of Glass Plate Negatives, NAA Series 3560. The 1929 Mildenhall/Progress negatives may have been in preparation for the next volume in the Progress Photographs, NAA Series A5342. However, NAA has no record of such an album, either in preparation or in existence.

Each image is identified where possible, as well as the location of the originating collection.  Links are provided to the digital version of the image where it exists. 

 
BOX LIST

Description

Date of original

Source / Photographer

Link to digitised copy or collection

Hotel Civic, Canberra

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009183

Reid House

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009226

Mort Street (Industrial)

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009192

Jubilee Pageant, Jubilee of Federation Celebrations

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 001357

Coach and four horses at the Jubilee of Federation Celebrations

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009316

Australian American Memorial under construction

September 1953

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009566

Cortege of the State Funeral for Prime Minister, Ben Chifley, leaves Parliament House Canberra

15 June 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009337

Aerial view of the Administrative Offices in Barton, Canberra

September 1950

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009109

Hotel Kingston

Late 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009184

YWCA hall, corner of Mort and Alinga Streets, Civic

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009191

Mort Street industrial area, Braddon

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009192

Civic Theatre

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009195

Causeway industrial area, Kingston

March 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009196

Lonsdale Street industrial area, Braddon

Late 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009199

Gungahlin Hall of Residence on the Yass Road near Canberra

ca 1951

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009225

Historic re-enactment during the Jubilee of Federation Celebrations

March 1951

Photographer L. J. Dwyer; in Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009317

Garema Place, Civic Centre

December 1952

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009475

National Library Annex, Barton, under construction. Three Nissen huts, a brick building, a construction materials lift tower and a site hut are visible

January 1953

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009591

Members of the ACT Advisory Council

June 1953

Department of Capital Territory's "Pictorial record of Canberra, 1951-1953" album

ACTHL 009714

Lord Stonehaven, the Governor General, as 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, Anzac Day 1929

25 April 1929

 

AWM H15621

First Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, also published in Canberra’s Engineering Heritage p. 16

1916

C. S. Daley collection, NLA

NL10542

Kingston Hall, Kingston

March 1951

Department of the Interior

NAA A7973, INT90

Corner shop in O'Connor

March 1951

Department of the Interior

NAA A7973, INT46

Esmond's Garage, Authorised dealer for General Motors, Mort Street Braddon

1928

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 4652

Two traction engines hauling hut marked CANTEEN from the Molonglo Camp

1922

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 174

Mort Street, Braddon at Canberra Times corner, Canberra Garage on opposite corner

1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 5563

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over the Molonglo River showing original bridge

1921

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 659

Turning of first sod of Parliament House ceremony (copy of photograph)

1921

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 3428

Ditch digger excavating a drainage trench

1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 5342

Cusack's corner, Franklin Street, Manuka; Convent in the background

1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 6227

Flag draped Commemorative Stone with returned soldier sentries at the inauguration of the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day 1929

25 April 1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 6966

Melbourne Building on left, Sydney Building on right with Snow's Corner, Civic Centre from London Circuit

1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 5429

Scotts Crossing over the Molonglo River, showing Blundell's Cottage in the background, Chevrolet motor truck in the foreground and another vehicle on the bridge

1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives

NAA A3560, 4970

Civic Centre, Melbourne Building from the Sydney Building across Northbourne Avenue, with motor car

March 1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives. This negative annotated Progress

NAA A3560, 5123

Roadworks in Giles Street, Kingston showing tip truck

April 1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives. This negative annotated Progress

NAA A3560, 5304

Cletrac crawler tractor with bulldozer blade attachment grading a road in Forrest

May 1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives. This negative annotated Progress

NAA A3560, 5441

Road under construction using manual labour - possibly the Canberra-Queanbeyan road

1929

Mildenhall collection of glass plate negatives. This negative annotated Progress

NAA A3560, 5654

Motor contests [car rally], Canberra

August 1929

This negative annotated Progress

NAA A5342

Motor contests [car rally], Canberra

August 1929

This negative annotated Progress

NAA A5342

Visitors to Canberra, two men and one woman standing in front of the entrance to a building

Late 1920s

This negative annotated Progress

NAA A5342

Two men

1950s