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Federal Capital Site photographs, Canberra, 1909-1929
Bib ID 6386013
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, sheet]
Online Versions
Description 1909-1929 
61 photographs : black and white ; 10.2 x 12.5 cm or smaller + 6 addition items 
1 postcard : black and white ; 9.6 x 14.2 cm 
Summary

Album contains photographs and postcards of the Federal City Camp, which was used by the members of the Board appointed to report on sites for the federal capital along with the surveyors assisting them, and sites nearby. The camp was also known as Surveyor's Camp and Federal Members Camp. It was opened in March 1909 on Kurrajong Hill which was later renamed Capitol and Capital Hill. It's purpose was to conduct preliminary surveying work of an area to define the city area of the proposed national capital. This camp lasted for three weeks. In 1910 the surveyors returned and set up a base camp to undertake further surveying duties.

Also contained in the album are images of Canberra from the 1920s including the construction and opening of Parliament House.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on accompanying documentation, see file 206/07/00018 and reference sources.

Condition: Yellowing, faded, loss, creases, folds, soiled.

Album owned by Dudley Frederick Field (1907-1999) and includes 6 ephemera items in addition to the photographs. A Mr R. C. Field who was Steward of the Commonwealth Parliament House Refreshment Rooms in Melbourne is listed as being a member of the Federal City Camp in 1909.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-153289647

Subjects Parliament House (Canberra, A.C.T.) -- Photographs.  |  Surveying -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Photographs.  |  Camp sites, facilities, etc. -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Photographs.  |  Tents -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Photographs.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.

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