Canberra Brickworks – Mildenhall Collection

640px-Yarralumla_brickworks_1924

William Mildenhall’s legacy of images of early Canberra is an invaluable gift to our history. MOAD, NAA & NLA have a website devoted to Mildenhall : http://mildenhall.moadoph.gov.au/william-james-mildenhall

These images are sourced from this website and some enhanced with more light.

Building the Brickworks

regular_3130904_0001

 regular_1964781_0001

regular_1965090_0001

The Brickworks Railway

Hotel Canberra, now Hyatt, with railway in front

3109437_0001

The Quarry

regular_3059387_0001

Commonwealth Bridge

Commonweath Bridge Repairs after flood showing rail line

Men at work at the Brickworks

1969690_0001

3106759_0001

Brick Press Operator

regular_3130834_0001

regular_3130842_0001

regular_3130915_0001

Brickworks Yard, Machinery & Blasting at Quarry

3149348_0001

regular_3059381_0001

regular_3106749_0001

regular_3174823_0001

Brickworks Panorama & Buildings Serviced

Hotel Canberra

3111505_0001

3119148_0001

Building Provisional Parliament House

regular_3109267_0001

regular_3109299_0001

regular_3111528_0001

regular_3119380_0001

regular_3120740_0001

Dismanteling the rail & disposal of rolling stock

Preparing for the opening of Provisional Parliament house

regular_3105987_0001

regular_3235061_0001

thumb_3238514_0001

thumb_3238513_0001

regular_3238514_0001

regular_3238512_0001

3238509_0001