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Canberra aerial photography from the 60’s

By Barcham - 4 June 2013 36

Canberra Aerial
High-Res Version

Rioter John sent us these scans in case anyone was interested.

Found an olde Canberra aerial postcard in a family collection. National Library construction indicates 1967-maybe 1968?

Also I have an old Mt Stromlo postcard for the same treatment if possible.

Thanks John!

Mt. Stromlo
High-Res Version

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36 Responses to
Canberra aerial photography from the 60’s
Holden Caulfield 3:07 pm 04 Jun 13

johnboy said :

problem apparently fixed for now.

Thanks to you both.

Awesome pics! 8)

New Yeah 2:34 pm 04 Jun 13

Thanks for sharing, I love these kind of old images.

johnboy 12:29 pm 04 Jun 13

problem apparently fixed for now.

Barcham 12:28 pm 04 Jun 13

Google decided that I was out of bandwidth, should hopefully be fixed now. I need to stop hosting so many photos.

bigfeet 12:25 pm 04 Jun 13

Solidarity said :

I wish I could spend a day in 60’s Canberra….

If Tony Abbott wins the election you may very well be able to spend time in an interpretation of the 1960’s!

johnboy 12:21 pm 04 Jun 13

Just Barcham’s bit. should have a fix soon.

Paul0075 12:17 pm 04 Jun 13

Beautiful photos. And nice to finally see a colour shot of Capital Hill before parliament house ended up there. I grew up coming to Canberra regularly from Sydney as a kid, but we never ventured over the lake most of the time as our family friends lived in Watson and their family lived in Dickson and Braddon.

p1 12:11 pm 04 Jun 13

I’m getting an error from google. “Rate limit error”. Is it just me or is this picture so good it broke the interwebz?

Holden Caulfield 12:06 pm 04 Jun 13

Pics not working for me and only the second high-res link works too. 🙁

Solidarity 11:51 am 04 Jun 13

I wish I could spend a day in 60’s Canberra. Just stroll around, looking at stuff…

poetix 11:49 am 04 Jun 13

It looks like a really ugly model of the city. Dis-Craceful, even. Trees make it look so much better.

Thumper 11:43 am 04 Jun 13

What are those open spaces with cars in them?

GardeningGirl 11:38 am 04 Jun 13

That is so great! Thanks for sharing!

Mysteryman 11:23 am 04 Jun 13

Look at all the carparking!

beardedclam 11:22 am 04 Jun 13

Yep, that is where the City to the Lake project will be focussing, from Commonwealth Avenue round West Basin. You can really notice how open it is without the barrier of Parkes Way. It will be nice to be able to stroll down to the lake without crossing six lanes of Canberras finest.

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