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Old Canberran’s Old Photos – Part 7 – The drowned banks of the Molonglo

By johnboy - 4 March 2009 23

[First filed: March 03, 2009 @ 09:57]

This is the seventh part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie in 1948.

This one came in with the following note:

    Attached are a couple taken from Lennox Crossing which was a low level river crossing between the old Royal Canberra Hospital and Commonwealth Avenue (near Bellona). One was when the Molonlo was in flood and the other is in more normal surroundings. We used to go skinny dipping under the old Commonwealth Bridge and act like Tarzan swinging from the willow trees. The other low level crossing, Scotts Crossing was between Blundell’s cottage and the Administration Building. It used to go underwater as well. The timber bridge on Commonwealth Avenue was only closed once as far as I can remember and that was when the water was about a foot below the roadway. It gave us a good idea of what the lake would look like.

As luck would have it I’ve got a decent picture of the site from above while ballooning over it on Boxing Day.

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p1 10:21 am 04 Mar 09

I wonder how a D70 will stand up to current technology in 2069 🙂

Well, it doesn’t have x-ray, three D, holographic projection, but that’s OK because if my theory is correct, humans will evolve so that they don’t have hands or eyes but connect to the world via wifi.

Danman 10:11 am 04 Mar 09

In 60 years, ill post up my images of developing Gunghalin to Images of Canberra if RA is still around 🙂

I wonder how a D70 will stand up to current technology in 2069 🙂

Old Canberran, thanks for the pics so far – I will be now purchasing a box brownie and using o-o-d film to replicate the style of the day 🙂

Loose Brown 9:43 am 04 Mar 09

Thank you once again Old Canberran – these are fantastic.

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