Go online and explore more than 7,000 photographs of early Canberra from the National Archives’ collection at Discovering Mildenhall’s Canberra: photographs from the birth of our capital. Create your own memories alongside the photos by government photographer, William James Mildenhall.
Taken between 1921 and 1935, Mildenhall’s historic photographs document the early history of the new capital, from building and construction to domestic and community life. Website visitors can get involved by uploading their own snapshots of Canberra today, perhaps even rephotographing some of Mildenhall’s images. They can add commentary, stories, and provide a ‘then and now’ comparison.
Discovering Mildenhall’s Canberra website is a joint project between the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and the National Archives of Australia. View it now at http://mildenhall.moadoph.gov.au/
Image: Sydney Building, Northbourne Avenue 1928. National Archives of Australia NAA:A3560,4317.
Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT, Australia
For more information, contact the organiser visit mildenhall.moadoph.gov.au.