Occassion of the Inauguration of the City of Canberra

Title:
Occassion of the Inauguration of the City of Canberra
Category:
NFSA ID:
401646
Year:
1930
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Following the laying of the foundation stone in 1913, about 400 guests attended a banquet in a marquee that had been erected on Kurrajong Hill, now Capital Hill. Speeches were made by Prime Minister Fisher and Minister O’Malley. This recording of the Governor-General Lord Denman’s speech delivered at the banquet was possibly first recorded in the 1930s by a radio engineer in Melbourne, who also invited O’Malley and Lady Denman to recreate their speeches from the naming ceremony.