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Anzac Parade circa 1949

By johnboy - 29 October 2010 18

[First filed: Oct 28, 2010 @ 9:50]

Anzac Parade 1949

The recent brief look at Anzac Parade prompted “Old Canberran” to dig around in his collection for a revival of his photo tour of the Canberra that was.

He took this one in 1949.

Today of course it looks like this:

Anzac Parade [Photo by Ray]

(Slideshow of all OC’s old photos below)

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18 Responses to
Anzac Parade circa 1949
Skidd Marx 9:47 pm 28 Oct 10

MWF said :


I can’t see them giving a “Canberra Gold” Chief Minister’s award to someone who hasn’t lived here in 20 years and actually hates the place. Great pics though.

I-filed 9:24 pm 28 Oct 10

Do we really want Michael Buick’s massive, brutalist war memorial (don’t we have one of those at the top of the parade?) wrecking the view? (See Stateline a week ago)
It’s so bad, you can’t even find the plans for it on the NCA website (NCA sponsored a competition for this monstrosity apparently).

MWF 9:14 pm 28 Oct 10
grumpyrhonda 8:10 pm 28 Oct 10

carnardly said :

if you’ve got any more, please show them too.

Yes please!

moneypenny2612 8:04 pm 28 Oct 10

Wow. I knew Torrens Street Braddon had changed a lot over the recent past but didn’t appreciate just how much. A bit of a pity really. So many of the trees are gone.

Thumper 7:18 pm 28 Oct 10

Lake Burley Griffin was completed in 1964, I believe.

Oh come on. why does this myth continue? Everyone knows LBG was formed in the last ice age when glaciers from the alps ground down the mountains and formed a neat hole in the ground where a river used to run.

lizw 5:26 pm 28 Oct 10

Lake Burley Griffin was completed in 1964, I believe.

schmeah 3:02 pm 28 Oct 10

Those are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Dazzlar 2:06 pm 28 Oct 10

These photos are great. Anyone have or know of photos from when LBG was first constructed?

carnardly 12:10 pm 28 Oct 10

if you’ve got any more, please show them too.

Chaz 11:04 am 28 Oct 10

great old pictures. thanks for el share

p1 10:52 am 28 Oct 10

Yet another nice old photo of Canberra. Love them!

far_northact 10:51 am 28 Oct 10

The old photo is awesome. Great to see what it looked like pre-lake.

Thumper 10:23 am 28 Oct 10

Magnificent photo of the AWM.

Holden Caulfield 10:21 am 28 Oct 10

Love the old pics, thanks to Old Canberran for sharing them!

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