Comprised of more than 7,700 images on glass plate negatives, the Mildenhall Collection of photographs document most aspects of the foundation era–the1920s to the 1930s–in Canberra’s history as the new capital city of Australia. Both as historical documents and as works of art, the Mildenhall photographs held by the National Archives of Australia, and a smaller collection held by the National Library of Australia, are of great significance to Australia.
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Sale of land for the Capitol Theatre at the Acton Offices conducted by T H Calthorpe and W W Woodger. From the left: Sir John Butters, J C Brackenenreg, Harry Calthorpe, W G Woodger, Clarence H Gorman and A E Edwards.
Group of Forestry School Students and staff in front of the Australian Forestry School, Banks Street, Yarralumla
Group photographs taken at various points during visits by the Institution of Engineers for tree planting in Canberra Avenue
Australian Institute of Anatomy foundations being concreted. Concrete mixer and wheelbarrows at work, McCoy Circle Acton
Group of musical artists outside Parliament House [includes John Brownlee, William James and Elena Daniels]