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The arboretum will grow on you

William James Mildenhall captured more than 7700 images of the birth of Canberra through the capital’s early development in the 1920s and 1930s.

Now, the National Archives of Australia and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House are seeking the public’s help to rephotograph his images as part of the Discovering Mildenhall’s Canberra website. 

This provides the opportunity, in the city’s Centenary year, to compare early and modern Canberra.

The Canberra Times will run a different interactive graphic each week, showing how the city has changed.

To view more of Mildenhall’s photos, visit: