ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0304 Mrs A M Collett Photographs

Call Number

HMSS 0304

Collection 

Mrs A M Collett Photographs

Date Range

1925 – 1953

Quantity

0.01m (1 folder)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

 

Mrs Collett’s previous husband’s family, the Freemans, were among the early residents of Canberra. Mrs Collett herself has vivid memories of early Canberra; her father William Martin was a carpenter who worked on Parliament House, and her father-in-law Arthur Cresswell Freeman ran the hostel for the single men working on the project.

The photographer is unknown for each of these black and white photographs from Mrs Collett’s collection.

BOX LIST

IMAGE
NO.

DESCRIPTION

DATE

SIZE

1

Parliament House with the King George V Memorial, viewed from the rising ground of the south bank of the Molonglo River

Ca 1953

19 x 14.5 cm

2

Manuka Arcade and adjacent shops: O. Byrne, Refreshments; E. C. Harris and Co., Cash and Carry Service; The Manuka Book Store; A. McInnes, Refreshment Rooms; R. H. Carter and Co., Chemists; Federal Capital Butchering Co. Ltd

Ca 1930

16 x 11.7 cm

3

Flood in the Molonglo River, Canberra

1925

13.5 x 7.4 cm

4

Civic Centre from City Hill; trees on the hill are about 10 years old

Ca 1946

19.7 x 8.2 cm

5

Canberra city from Mount Ainslie: Ainslie Avenue, centre, with Melbourne and Sydney Buildings beyond to the right, the Glebe trees to the left, and the suburbs of Braddon (right) and Reid (left)

Ca 1930

20.8 x 15.8 cm