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Canberra 1959 – In Colour!

By johnboy - 10 June 2009 28

[First filed: June 09, 2009 @ 10:47]

Janed has been digitizing her father’s slides and sent in these ones for your enjoyment.

They were taken in 1959 in Civic and on the top of Red Hill. The orange clad lady is Jane’s mum.

Slideshow below.

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28 Responses to
Canberra 1959 – In Colour!
GottaLoveCanberra 3:29 pm 09 Jun 09

For someone my age, it’s just creepy!

arescarti42 2:35 pm 09 Jun 09

I love seeing old pics of Northbourne Avenue. No traffic lights, no 3 lanes of heavy traffic in each direction. It just looks like the main street of some little country town.

GardeningGirl 2:28 pm 09 Jun 09

Great pics. Thank you for sharing.

Holden Caulfield 2:00 pm 09 Jun 09

Thank you. 🙂

bohemian 1:32 pm 09 Jun 09

Look how uncluttered the streets were back then… Thanks for the photos. Love it.

Avy 1:17 pm 09 Jun 09

God I love posts like this. Love seeing these photos! Thanks!

Hercsie 1:12 pm 09 Jun 09

Fantatsic shots! Thanks for posting them JB – Especially the Red Hill Shots – I have some poorer quality panoramic shots from Mount Ainslie circa 1976 – I’ll dig them out

phototext 1:11 pm 09 Jun 09


Qbn Gal 12:55 pm 09 Jun 09

Ditto everyone’s comments. I found it interesting seeing what Canberra looked like when I was 2! Thanks a lot

ant 12:27 pm 09 Jun 09

I’ll have to watch it at home, blocked here. The main shot though, gosh that brings back memories!

poptop 11:55 am 09 Jun 09

Wow. Just . . . wow. Thanks for sharing them.

Thumper 11:53 am 09 Jun 09


Skidd Marx 11:39 am 09 Jun 09

Wow. Cool pics. Thanks for sharing them.

OzChick 11:23 am 09 Jun 09

Wow. That’s so weird seeing those pics. Thanks for sharing.

Postalgeek 11:08 am 09 Jun 09

Wow. Fascinating photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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