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Aerial view of part of Canberra's southern suburbs, Australian Capital Territory

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CollectionsCanberra Album
Title: Aerial view of part of Canberra's southern suburbs, Australian Capital Territory
Author(s): Commonwealth Department of Information
Date published: 25-Feb-2004
Series/Report no.: Photograph album comprising 41 images of Canberra from the period January 1945 to March 1950, ANUA 13
View from the north of Canberra's southern suburbs. The sportsground on the left is Telopea Park which leads to Manuka Oval. Behind the oval is the cinema theatre known as the Capitol Theatre (demolished 1980), St Christopher Roman Catholic church and the Manuka shopping centre. Spreading out to the rear is the suburb of Griffith. The oval in the centre is part of the grounds of the Telopea Park public school, which is to the right. In the foreground is a section of the suburb of Barton. The influence of the Garden City movement on Canberra's town-planning can be seen in the generous spaces allowed for parks and gardens. The near view of houses and streetscapes also shows nature strips, street planting and uniform hedges.This photograph is from an album that was held at the London office of the Australian National University over the period 1949 to 1952. The album was used to inform prospective staff about Canberra. These images are part of the series produced by the Department of Information and kept at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra. National Archives holdings in this series have gaps and some images may be held only at the ANU Archives.


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