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Laying the foundation stones, Canberra

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Title: Laying the foundation stones, Canberra
Date: 1913
Keywords: ceremonies, Federation, capital cities, Camp Hill, Old Parliament House, Provisional Parliament House, Parliament House, Ngunnawal, Kamberri, Andrew Fisher
Record creator: Quarantine Service, NSW
Reference: AA1969/147, A10

Laying Foundation Stone - Federal City - Canberra


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This is a sepia-toned photograph showing a wide view of the ceremonial founding of the new federal capital city, Canberra. It shows mounted horsemen in a square formation on a grassy open plain surrounded by eucalyptus trees. The photograph is wide, measuring 63.5 centimetres by 38 centimetres, and appears to be a composite of several individual shots. It has a beige border with the words 'Laying Foundation Stone – Federal City – Canberra – 12 March 1913' centred on the bottom of the border.

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