ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0151 Maurice Quinton Photographs

Scope and content notes

Call Number

HMSS 0151

Collection

Maurice Quinton Photographs

Date Range

ca. 1938

Quantity

0.01 m (1 file)

Access Conditions open
Copying Conditions with attribution
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This collection reflects the interest of an ordinary Australian, Maurice Quinton, of North Shore, Sydney in the establishment and development of Canberra as the national capital. His daughter, Yvonne Crocombe, donated it on 16 August 2003 after his death. The collection consists of newspapers commemorating Canberra’s establishment and one album containing 49 photographs.

 

Box List

Image No.

Description

Date

1

Sheep on the track to Duntroon, near the Molonglo River

2

Willow tree on the Molonglo River

3

General Bridges’ grave, Duntroon

4

Ducks on the Molonglo River near Duntroon

18 May 1937

5

Ducks on the Molonglo River near Duntroon

18 May 1937

6

Prophetic tombstone, St John’s churchyard

7

Lychgate at St John’s Anglican Church, Reid

8

Reflections on the Molonglo River near the Power House, Kingston

9

Front of Duntroon House, formerly home of the Campbell family, now Administrative Offices of the Royal Military College, Duntroon

18 May 1937

10

Brigadier Miles chatting to a Major outside Duntroon House

18 May 1937

11

Porch, Hotel Kurrajong (annotated “Hotel here 5/4/35 to 18/5/35”)

12

Swimming pool, Manuka

13

Canberra Railway Station

14

Albert Hall, Canberra, front portico and northern facade, from Commonwealth Avenue

15

Lawns near the Albert Hall, Canberra

16

Commonwealth Offices, East Block, known as Secretariat No. 1

17

J. B. Young’s and other shops at Kingston; J. B. Young’s was on the first land leased by a private citizen from the Government, at auction

18

Burns Memorial, Forrest

19

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Cathedral, Forrest

20

Parliament House, Canberra, looking west from the back

21

Parliament House, Canberra, east side

22

Parliament House, Canberra, front, showing a drinking fountain in the foreground, and Union Jacks flying from the House for Coronation Day

12 May 1937

23

Senate Rose Gardens, Parliament House, with Secretariat No. 2 (West Block) in the background

24

Australian War Memorial under construction

25

Big Bertha, a German railway gun captured during World War 1 and destined for the War Memorial

26

Forestry School, Yarralumla

27

First official building in Canberra (Surveyors’ Hut), used for storing plans when the city was being surveyed

28

Council of Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR, later CSIRO)

29

General Post Office, Canberra, in the front of Secretariat No. 1 (East Block)

30

National Library, Kings Avenue, Barton, the first and only portion completed

21 May 1937

31

National Library, Kings Avenue, Barton, under construction

32

Parliament House, Canberra, from the front, with Union Jack and Australian flags flying for Coronation Day (photograph taken by Raena)

12 May 1937

33

Parliament House, Canberra, from the front, with Union Jack and Australian flags flying for Coronation Day

12 May 1937

34

Prime Minister’s Lodge

35

Government House, Yarralumla, from the lawn; the original Campbell extension is at the right of the main building

36

Civic Centre, Canberra

37

Commonwealth Offices (West Block) known as Secretariat No. 2

38

Capitol Theatre, Manuka, the only picture theatre in Canberra

39

Spillway, Cotter Dam, Canberra’s water supply

12 May 1937

40

Spillway, Cotter Dam (photograph taken by Raena)

12 May 1937

41

View through the works at Cotter Dam

12 May 1937

42

Maurice Quinton standing on top of the Cotter Dam looking upstream

10 May 1937

43

Meeting of the Murrumbidgee River, left, and the Cotter River, taken from the bridge over the Murrumbidgee (photograph taken by Raena)

10 May 1937

44

View of the spillway of the Cotter Dam from the track leading to the top of the dam wall (photograph taken by Raena)

12 May 1937

45

Pumps at the Cotter River dam

46

Institute of Anatomy, Acton

47

Department of the Interior, Acton, front view

48

Bus stop at the back of Parliament House, a good example of bus shelters in Canberra