The Museum of Australian Democracy has put up a web gallery to promote their exhibition “Discovering Mildenhall’s Canberra, Photographs from the birth of our capital, 1921-1935“.
The Mildenhall Collection of photographs documents the early development of Australia’s capital city, Canberra, from the 1920s to the 1930s. The collection comprises more than 7,700 images on glass plate negatives and has significant cultural and historical value to Australians.
The aim is to use the Mildenhall Collection to communicate the significance of Old Parliament House and explore Canberra’s early development as the national capital. We particularly want people to actively engage with the collection by:
— using geodata to locate the images
— commenting on images to add stories and provide additional information
— re-photographing images from the collection
We hope that the accumulation of this information from now until 2013 will do two things. First, it will add to our knowledge about the Mildenhall Collection and create a rich collection dataset of lasting value; and second, it will constitute a significant contribution to the Centenary of Canberra celebrations in 2013.
(Thanks to Adam for the tip)
UPDATE: Better get in quick, we’ve been informed the site’s being taken down for a few days of maintenance.