The Story of Canberra

Australia, 1965

Film
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A comprehensive survey of the events which led to federation and eventual selection of the Australian Capital Territory and Canberra as its capital city. Traces the history, landmarks, life of the people, and functions as the centre of the Australian Government Narrated by Roger Climpson.

Credits

producer/director

Fred Whatham

production company

Cine-Austral Productions

Duration

00:23:57:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1965

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28950

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canberra (A.C.T.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canberra (A.C.T.) - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Parliament House (Canberra, A.C.T.)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → City planning - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Territories and possessions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → City planning - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Australia - History

History → Australia - Politics and government - 1891-1901

History → Australia - Territories and possessions

History → Canberra (A.C.T.) - History

History → History

Places → Canberra (A.C.T.)

Places → Parliament House (Canberra, A.C.T.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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