Home movie of Canberra in 1957

BOZO 13 July 2011 9

Here is a link to some home movie footage of Canberra taken in 1957 by my father.

The picture is grainy but hey it was 1957.

civic pool in 1957

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9 Responses to Home movie of Canberra in 1957
Gismondo Gismondo 2:54 pm 14 Jul 11

Can anyone tell me when Civic Pub was bulldozed?

Spykler Spykler 5:38 pm 13 Jul 11

BOZO, this is great, thanks heaps for posting this, it brought back some memories (albeit a little hazy). I can’t believe the city pool has been around for that long!

gingermick gingermick 5:15 pm 13 Jul 11

Great stuff!

georgy georgy 4:56 pm 13 Jul 11

This is a trip down memory lane, born at the hospital, went to school at the old Canberra High, swam at the pool when it still looked like the film, played around the War Memorial when it was surrounded by grass and hedges and I remember Garema Place.

I wonder what the modern buildings will be like in 60 years?

Excellent, thankyou for sharing.

BOZO BOZO 4:30 pm 13 Jul 11

I have a number of other old home movies, but this was the only Canberra related one. I am hoping to post the rest on You Tube bit by bit.

carnardly carnardly 3:12 pm 13 Jul 11

and Canberra looks so much more “cluttered” now. Street signs, speed signs, lightpoles etc.

Its like watching Division 4 and Matlock police on tv – ahhh – those were the days.

Does dad have any more olden day stuff

JessP JessP 2:06 pm 13 Jul 11


Mysteryman Mysteryman 12:07 pm 13 Jul 11

That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 11:31 am 13 Jul 11

At least Canberra is being preserved on film. Not like today.

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