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The opening of Federal Parliament, Canberra 1927

ACT 1927


Documents held at the National Archives of Australia and the National Library of Australia dating from 1926 to 1928. The images are from the Mildenhall Collection. The selection was made from hundreds of documents and letters of correspondence between the various police jurisdictions, government divisions, services, institutions and companies involved in the royal visit and opening of Federal Parliament, Canberra, 9 May 1927. The documents form a chronology that tells a behind-the-scene story of an important day in Australian history.

Transport in the National Capital
BSA Motor Cycles for Tasmanian Police
CIB Brisbane bombed
Commonwealth of Australia Police 1927
Commonwealth Police (FCT) formed on the 28th September 1927
Commonwealth Police in Canberra c1927
First Police Annual Picnic, Hobart
NSW Radio Control Room: VKG
Opening of Federal Parliament House
Opening of Federal Parliament House and Royal Visit
Royal Visit, Perth 1927
Stokes and Sons makers of police badges
Stokes design for badge 1927