ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0307 T R N Lothian Photographs

Call Number

HMSS 0307

Collection 

T R N Lothian Photographs

Date Range

1962 – 1994

Quantity

0.01m (1 folder)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

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Thomas Robert Noel Lothian (1915-2004) was Director of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide 1948-1980. After his death his widow, Vivian, donated his 35mm slide collection to the Gardens. However, a number of slides were of Canberra, and with Mrs Lothian’s approval, these were subsequently donated to the ACT Heritage Library.

Mr Lothian visited Canberra several times from 1962 to 1994, for conferences of the Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation and the Australian Institute of Park Administrators, among other reasons.

His visits coincided with some major developments in the central Canberra landscape: the construction of Lake Burley Griffin and Anzac Parade in the early to mid 1960s, the Carillon and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet in the 1970s, the Telecom (Telstra) Tower in the 1980s and Floriade in the 1990s. He also recorded significant new buildings such as Bruce Stadium, All Saints Church at Ainslie and the Japanese Embassy, as well as notable environmental and civic design features from pine plantations to the use of treated pine logs as barriers in car parks.

On each occasion he also photographed Canberra from the air and from the main vantage points of Mount Ainslie, Mount Pleasant, Red Hill and Black Mountain - slides 77-81 form a panorama of Canberra from Mount Ainslie in October 1970.

BOX LIST

IMAGE
NO.

DESCRIPTION

DATE

1

Canberra from the air, looking over Mt Ainslie to O’Connor and Turner

November 1962

2

Canberra from the air

November 1962

3

Black Mountain, Canberra, from the air

November 1962

4

Looking east from Black Mountain, Haig Park at right

November 1962

5

Canberra to the Brindabella Mountains, from Black Mountain

November 1962

6

Site of a future suburb, looking north from Black Mountain

November 1962

7

Site of the future Lake Burley Griffin

November 1962

8

Looking northwest from Black Mountain to the Brindabella Mountains

November 1962

9

Looking south from Black Mountain across the site for Lake Burley Griffin

November 1962

10

Looking southeast from Black Mountain to Mount Ainslie

November 1962

11

Looking east from Black Mountain to Canberra City

November 1962

12

Looking south from Black Mountain across the Molonglo River

November 1962

13

Site of Lake Burley Griffin from Black Mountain

November 1962

14

Road and electricity infrastructure for a new suburb, Canberra

November 1962

15

Backyards of new housing development, with overhead power lines

November 1962

16

Academy of Science dome, Acton

November 1962

17

Water lilies and waterside planting beside a glasshouse, Yarralumla Nursery

November 1962

18

All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie, formerly a station at the Necropolis, Sydney

November 1962

19

Photograph at All Saints of the church’s original location at the Necropolis, Sydney

November 1962

20

Bronze plaque at All Saints giving the history of the building

November 1962

21

Aerial view of Lake Burley Griffin

November 1963

22

Aerial view of Lake Burley Griffin

November 1963

23

Aerial view of Canberra, looking southwest

November 1963

24

Aerial view of Canberra, Black Mountain and Lake Burley Griffin, showing the foreshores still under development

November 1963

25

Aerial view of the parliamentary zone of Canberra, showing Capital Hill, Parliament House, Anzac Park, Telopea Park and preparation on the Molonglo River floodplain for the construction of Lake Burley Griffin

November 1963

26

Aerial view of the Molonglo River from Scrivener Dam to West Basin, with Lake Burley Griffin part filled

November 1963

27

Lake Burley Griffin, part filled, looking northeast to Black Mountain

November 1963

28

Yarralumla and Lake Burley Griffin, looking southwest

November 1963

29

Scrivener Dam with one gate open, from the Yarralumla bank

November 1963

30

Woden, looking west from Red Hill

November 1963

31

Commonwealth and Kings Avenue Bridges across the nearly dry bed of Lake Burley Griffin

November 1963

32

Hotel Rex, Northbourne Avenue, “the most vulgar building in the ACT!”

November 1963

33

Pine plantations on Mount Stromlo, from the air

April 1964

34

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, West and Central Basins of Lake Burley Griffin, from the air

April 1964

35

Aerial view over Fyshwick and Narrabundah towards Black Mountain

April 1964

36

New Royal Canberra Golf Course, Yarralumla, looking southwest

April 1964

37

Suburbs of Red Hill and Narrabundah from Red Hill

April 1964

38

Looking northeast from Red Hill to Mount Ainslie

April 1964

39

Looking west from Mount Pleasant across Russell Offices, the Australian-American Memorial and Lake Burley Griffin

April 1964

40

Looking west to the  Brindabella Range from Red Hill

April 1964

41

Canberra, looking north from Capital Hill above Parliament House

April 1964

42

Fyshwick and dairy farms from Mount Pleasant

April 1964

43

Mount Pleasant and Russell Offices from Red Hill

April 1964

44

Royal Military College Duntroon from Mount Pleasant

April 1964

45

Suburbs of Barton and Forrest from Red Hill

April 1964

46

Suburbs of Kingston, Barton and Griffith from Red Hill, with Lake Burley Griffin part filled

April 1964

47

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Forrest, from Capital Hill

April 1964

48

Mount Ainslie, the Australian War Memorial and Lake Burley Griffin part filled, from City Hill lookout

April 1964

49

Anzac Parade under construction, from Australian War Memorial

April 1964

50

Anzac Parade under construction and suburb of Reid, from Australian War Memorial

April 1964

51

Japanese midget submarine at the Australian War Memorial

April 1964

52

Pool of Reflection and Hall of Memories at the Australian War Memorial

April 1964

53

Suburb of Turner and Black Mountain from the Hotel Rex, Braddon

April 1964

54

Bunda Street car park in Civic; Monaro Mall at left

April 1964

55

Jack Owens, Federal President of the Australian Institute of Park Administration, plants a snow gum at Regatta Point to mark the Institute’s federal conference in Canberra; it was the first commemorative tree planting in Commonwealth Park

April 1964

56

Regatta Point exhibition kiosk: plan of Lake Burley Griffin

April 1964

57

Regatta Point exhibition kiosk: Marion Mahony Griffin’s rendition of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for Canberra

April 1964

58

Regatta Point exhibition kiosk: 3-dimensional model of the central area of Canberra

April 1964

59

Regatta Point exhibition kiosk: plan of the central area of Canberra

April 1964

60

Canadian flagpole and the Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin from the Regatta Point exhibition kiosk podium, looking towards Mount Pleasant

April 1964

61

Lake Burley Griffin, part filled, from Regatta Point looking towards Parliament House

April 1964

62

Lake Burley Griffin, part filled, from Regatta Point looking towards Parliament House

April 1964

63

Lake Burley Griffin, part filled, from Regatta Point looking towards Black Mountain

April 1964

64

East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin from near Regatta Point

April 1964

65

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge from Regatta Point

April 1964

66

Stables at Government House, Yarralumla

April 1964

67

Yarralumla Nursery propagation plots

April 1964

68

Scrivener Dam and the western reaches of Lake Burley Griffin from Government House, Yarralumla

April 1964

69

Lawns and gardens at Government House, Yarralumla

April 1964

70

Japanese Embassy, Yarralumla

April 1964

71

Outdoor television set at the ABC studios, Canberra

6 May 1968

72

Outdoor television set at the ABC studios, Canberra

6 May 1968

73

Murrumbidgee River near Canberra, from the air

October 1970

74

Aerial view from Woden to the Brindabella Range

October 1970

75

Suburban Canberra from the air

October 1970

76

New Parliament House under construction, aerial view looking south

October 1970

77

Parliamentary Triangle from Mount Ainslie, looking from the War Memorial along Anzac Parade to Parliament House

October 1970

78

Looking east to Queanbeyan from Mount Ainslie

October 1970

79

Looking west along Ainslie Avenue to Canberra City, with Black Mountain at right, from Mount Ainslie

October 1970

80

Canberra’s northern suburbs, looking northwest from Mount Ainslie

October 1970

81

Looking southeast from Mount Ainslie

October 1970

82

Farmlands and the Brindabella Range from Black Mountain

October 1970

83

Woden Valley and Mount Taylor from Red Hill, looking across Federal Golf Club

October 1970

84

Lake Burley Griffin and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet from Red Hill

October 1970

85

Mount Stromlo and Woden from Red Hill

October 1970

86

Molonglo River below the weir

October 1970

87

Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin from Commonwealth Avenue Bridge looking towards Russell Offices and the Carillon

October 1970

88

Anzac Portal buildings and Mount Ainslie from Regatta Point

October 1970

89

National Library of Australia and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet

October 1970

90

Open lawn in front of Parliament House, looking north to the War Memorial and Mount Ainslie

October 1970

91

Grevillea juniperensis and Callitris endlecteri at Pine Island in the Murrumbidgee River, Canberra

October 1970

92

Delegates to the Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation conference, Canberra

October 1970

93

Delegates to the Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation conference, Canberra

October 1970

94

Canberra from the air, looking west from the airport

March 1977

95

Canberra from the air, looking towards Lake Burley Griffin

March 1977

96

Canberra city parking lot, showing log dividers

October 1977

97

Tree-house at the children’s playground at Weston Park, looking towards Black Mountain with radio and television masts

October 1977

98

Facade of Bruce Stadium, Belconnen; cost $7 million to build stadium

21 October 1977

99

Seating at Bruce Stadium, Belconnen

21 October 1977

100

Running track at Bruce Stadium, Belconnen

21 October 1977

101

Front view of Bruce Stadium, Belconnen, looking from bank across grassed area

22 October 1977

102

Running tracks and seating at Bruce Stadium, Belconnen, with Black Mountain in the distance

22 October 1977

103

Forest clearing for additional plantations, Cotter Dam, aerial view

21 October 1977

104

Forestry plantations, Cotter Dam, aerial view

21 October 1977

105

Eastern Canberra from the air

21 October 1977

106

Central Canberra from the air

21 October 1977

107

Western Canberra from the air

21 October 1977

108

Central Canberra from the air, looking north

October 1977

109

Canberra from the air

October 1977

110

Fyshwick and Lake Burley Griffin from the air, looking west

October 1977

111

Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation conference, Canberra, trade exhibition

October 1977

112

Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation conference, Canberra, trade exhibition

October 1977

113

IDS tour: Telecom Tower, Canberra

25 October 1981

114

IDS tour: Lake Burley Griffin from the Telecom Tower

25 October 1981

115

IDS tour: Canberra City and adjacent suburbs from the Telecom Tower

25 October 1981

116

IDS tour: Canberra and the Brindabella Range from the Telecom Tower

25 October 1981

117

IDS tour: waterfall in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

October 1981

118

IDS tour: Fyshwick ACT, showing surviving grassland and the frost line

October 1981

119

IDS tour: Cotter Dam water storage and pine plantations

October 1981

120

IDS tour: site for new Parliament House, looking north to Mount Ainslie

October 1981

121

IDS tour: luncheon at Paddys River

26 October 1981

122

Floriade: Nerang Pool and the back of Stage 88

September 1994

123

Floriade: plantings along a path

September 1994

124

Floriade: plantings beside Nerang Pool

September 1994

125

Floriade: plantings above Stage 88

September 1994

126

Floriade: rockery in the shrub garden, Commonwealth Park

September 1994

127

Floriade: plantings below Stage 88

September 1994

128

Floriade: plantings along the stream

September 1994

129

Floriade: path beside Nerang Pool, with refreshment tent at right

September 1994