Canberra's Greatest Hoax, 1969

Title:
Canberra's Greatest Hoax, 1969
NFSA ID:
676800
Year:
1969
Courtesy:
Southern Cross Austereo
Category:
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Why did a tiny advertisement in the Classifieds section of The Canberra Times on 2 September 1969 lead to hundreds of Canberrans flocking to the goods yard of Canberra Railway Station at Kingston the following day? And why did this event become known as ‘Canberra’s Greatest Hoax’?

Note: This story has no audio over the vision until the reporter’s piece to camera.