You can find time capsule collections for every Australian capital city on our website.
Highlights include rare footage of the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger (Hobart time capsule), the laying of the foundation stone in Canberra, 1913 (Canberra time capsule), the end of the 1896 Melbourne Cup (Melbourne time capsule) and Perth street scenes from 1907, when the city looked more like a frontier town in a Hollywood western than a cosmopolitan city (Perth time capsule).
Below is a 1995 news story about a 'seething nest of crocodiles' in Darwin Harbour, from the Darwin time capsule:
So whether you're planning your next holiday or simply exploring the history of where you live, take a virtual trip with one of our time capsules today.
The original version of this article was first published in 2017. The text was updated in 2023.
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Main image: Elevated view of Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, 1940s. Courtesy: State Library Victoria Collections.