Series 251 - Photographs of demolition at Mt Stromlo Observatory

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Photographs of demolition at Mt Stromlo Observatory


  • 2004 (Creation)

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1.4 m (7 type 1 boxes)

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(1996 -)

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The Australian National University's Facilities and Services Division succeeded the Buildings and Grounds Division. Its role is to maintain and enhance the University's buildings, grounds and infrastructure in a number of locations across Australia including the Acton Campus, Kioloa, Siding Spring and the Northern Australian Research Unit at Darwin.

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The black and white and colour photographs were taken to document the demolition of heritage buildings at Mt Stromlo following the 2003 bushfires which destroyed a number of buildings. There are negatives, prints, architectural plans which indicate where photographs were taken from, and a catalogue to the photographs. Set A is the master set – Set B is a reference set for issue to the reading room. Colour prints with catalogue sheets are in envelopes C1-C94, black and white prints in envelopes BW1-BW62.


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Open access. Set B is a reference set for issue to the reading room.

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Photographs, negatives, prints, architectural plans

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Item list; catalogue in box 3

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 10 September 2007




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