Digitally restored by the NFSA, directed by Raymond Longford and filmed by Ernest Higgins, this film captures the formal naming of Canberra, on 12 March 1913.
"In 2013, we celebrate 100 years since Lady Denman, wife of then Governor-General Lord Denman, stood upon the newly laid Foundation Stones and announced that the name of the new Australian capital would be Canberra.
The Centenary of Canberra is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate this momentous occasion in our country’s history and to explore the many facets–local, regional, national and international–of our nation’s capital. This city tells the story of our country's freedom, spirit, achievements and aspirations."-- About the Centenary
Let's raise a toast to our nation's capital.
Happy 100th birthday Canberra!!!
Canberra: a city album, 1908-1989 [DVD]
Call Number: CHIFLEY DU145.C365 2003
Publication Date: 2003
City of dreams: the collaboration of Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin [VHS]
Call Number: CHIFLEY audio-vis NA1605.G75C58 2000
Publication Date: 2000
A capital idea: the story of Canberra [VHS]
Call Number: CHIFLEY audio-vis DU1145.C37 1994
Publication Date: 1994
That self government for the ACT would be an unmitigated disaster [sound recording]
Call Number: CHIFLEY audio-vis JS8202.N45
Publication Date: 1985
Narritjin in Canberra [VHS]
Call Number: CHIFLEY audio-vis GN666.N38 1980
Publication Date: 1980