Materials for download
The materials below have been provided for download for the purpose of the NFSA’s Canberra’s Calling to You challenge.
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Original audio files
Kindly recorded by Elaine Loebenstein.
Midi file piano score
Lyrics to Canberra’s Calling to You
Rolling plains of the Southland
Vast and wide and free
Windswept grass waving restless
Green as the mighty sea.
Our great Commonwealth Australia
Founded her new home
From God’s good earth there came the birth of our Capital our own.
Like a jewel so rare,
In a setting so fair,
A city of white was born.
With its gardens of blooms and its rare perfumes
That greet each sunny morn,
Australia’s creation the heart of a nation
'neath azure skies of blue.
Wherever you are,
Be it near or far
Canberra’s calling to you!
Original video files
Once you have selected the clips you wish to download, right click on the orange arrow icon below the player and select 'save as’ in order to save the mp4 file to a location on your computer.
Please note that these films have been captured full frame so you receive the entire frame without cropping. This will include the black underscan area of the image.
Canberra in the Making (c1927) NFSA title ID 12980
Fox News: Australia’s Federal Capital Nearing Completion (1926) NFSA title ID 384681