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Canberra: Then and Now

Canberra: Then and Now

18 August 2013 to 17 August 2014, 9:00am-5:00pm
Display area, Level 4


No bookings required

Since the site for the national capital was chosen in 1908, Canberra has unfolded on the Molonglo River flood plain and become part of the landscape. 

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.