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Senators bathing in the Snowy River at Dalgety. Photographer ET Luke
The Senate party examining sites for the federal capital enjoy an early Autumn bathe in the Snowy River at Dalgety in March 1902. National Library of Australia

Location: National Library of Australia  [nla.pic-an24587182]
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Sheaffe papers. Photograph of Survey Camp. View of camp in general with tents and buggies. Mr Sheaffe is on the right of the photo with two women
Percy Sheaffe (R) and two women visitors to his survey campsite in 1910.

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: M4071, 13]
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Laying Foundation Stone Canberra 1913 2’ 1 x 15
The stones laid to mark the foundation of Canberra in an impressive ceremony on Capital Hill on 12 March 1913 can still be seen, in front of Parliament House.

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: AA1969/147, A10]
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Map showing Jervis Bay and most suitable area for Commonwealth purposes
A portion of land at Jervis Bay was included in the Federal Capital Territory to provide a seaport for Australia’s only inland capital.

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: A3202, 1 and 2]
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Photo of a Feature Map of the Federal Capital Territory
A 1933 map of the Federal Capital Territory

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: A3560, 7151]
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Acton House, Acton, also the Court House and Police Station
Acton House, with the Court House and Police Station, in 1933

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: A3560, 7156]
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Group of Federal Capital Commission staff
The Federal Capital Commissioners and the Commission staff in 1925

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: A3560, 1279]
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Government – State and territory – Meeting of the ACT Legislative Assembly
The new ACT House of Assembly in 1979

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: A6180, 3/4/79/1]
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Cities and towns – Canberra – Supreme Court Building
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms still features at both entrances to the ACT Supreme Court in Civic. This view from inside the western entrance looks along University Avenue toward the Australian National University.

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: A8763, KN19764]
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Government – Elections and referendums – Election scene, Australian Capital Territory
The 1995 ACT election

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: A6135, K10/4/95/67]
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Grant of Arms to the Federal Capital Commission and the City of Canberra by the Royal College of Arms
Grant of Arms by the College of Arms to the Federal Capital Commissioners for use by the Federal Capital Commission and the City of Canberra, 7 November 1928

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA series CP188/1, item 2 held at ACT Territory Records Office]
Grant of Supporters to the Arms of the Federal Capital Commission and the City of Canberra by the Royal College of Arms
Grant of Supporters to the Arms by the College of Arms to the Federal Capital Commissioners for use by the Federal Capital Commission and the City of Canberra, 9 November 1928

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA series CP188/1, item 3 held at ACT Territory Records Office]
Impress seal with matrix bearing Arms of the Federal Capital Commission and the City of Canberra Seal implement & imprint
Impress seal with matrix bearing arms of the Federal Capital Commission and the City of Canberra

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA series CP188/1, item 4 held at ACT Territory Records Office]
Impress seal with matrix bearing the public seal of Canberra
Impress seal with matrix bearing the public seal of the Federal Capital Commission

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: CP188/1, 5]
Royal Warrant granting armorial bearings for the Federal Capital Commissioners and the City of Canberra
Royal Warrant granting armorial bearings for the Federal Capital Commissioners and the City of Canberra, 1928

Location: National Archives of Australia  [NAA: CP188/1, Vol 1]