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Canberra in the 80s. Then and now.

By johnboy 23 June 2011 83

bus interchange

Threepaws has sent in these pictures of Canberra in the 80s. Your correspondent has then spent part of this morning running around Canberra trying to match the shots. I’ve monochromed to match where appropriate. Above is the old bus interchange administration centre where one could seek guidance and assistance on buses and even buy tickets.

And here it is today:

bus interchange


london circuit then

And here’s the view down London Circuit.

london circuit now


old bus interchange

The trees have grown.

new bus interchange


Civic Cinema

Civic Cinemas has become ActewAGL House.

ACTEWAGL house


the private bin

The garish Private Bin/Waffles combo has become the much more subdued ICBM/North.

ICBM


City Walk

And City Walk is more subdued too.

city walk


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ByronBay 7:28 pm 23 Sep 14

Possibly some of Canberra’s best years. I remember moving into Scullin Gardens when they were new in the 80’s and Florey was just a big empty paddock watching that transform within 12 months to a residential suburb impressed me as a young guy .Working for Canberra Building Society in the city , had to be one of the best companies to work for back then was so stupid to leave that job, but must have been fate as they closed not long after, that was a bit of a scandal with accusations of insider trading. Pandora’s was definitely open in the mid 80’s as we used to hit that joint every Friday after work, it was one of the nicer drinking holes, I remember going over to Belconnen in the early hours to drink at the Blind Beggars Inn , my feet would always stick to the floor from all the spilt drinks on the carpet. Pleasant simpler days with many fond memories. I went back to Canberra a few years later when self government had taken over , it had lost so much of it’s class.

Jivrashia 9:41 am 19 Oct 11

walshje said :

pardon me for my lack of know how but i would really like to see these photos but cant seem to navigate my way to finding them can someone help????

Best to talk to your IT admin, as it appears that they have blocked you from accessing googleusercontent.com site (which is where the pictures are located, not on this actual site).

walshje 9:32 pm 18 Oct 11

pardon me for my lack of know how but i would really like to see these photos but cant seem to navigate my way to finding them can someone help????

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