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 Both as historical documents and as works of art, the Mildenhall photographs held by the National Archives of Australia, and a smaller collection held by the National Library of Australia,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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Manuka swimming pool under construction. Walls now complete, formwork being removed. Manuka Circle, Kingston.
Royal Visit, May 1927. Part of crowd at the dedication ceremony for the site of St. Marks Anglican Cathedral on Rottenbury Hill.
Shell petrol tanker filling a 'Visible' petrol bowser at Woodgers and Calthorpe garage Giles Street, Kingston.
Meeting of the Executive Council at Government House, Yarralumla. Seated, Prime Minister Joe Lyons and Governor General Sir Isaac Isaacs. Standing includes Archdale, Parkhill, Bracegirdle, Finlay, Starling.