100 years ago: Naming of the Federal Capital of Australia

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12th March, 1913: The foundation stone for Canberra was laid by His Excellency The Right Honourable Sir Thomas Denman.

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This clip shows the governor-general Lord Thomas Denman arriving at the naming ceremony of Canberra. A royal salute is fired before Lord Denman lays a foundation stone. Lord Denman was the fifth governor-general of Australia and was in office from 1911 to 1914.


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