In 1968 a furry kangaroo named Skippy made her debut on Australian television and, by 1969, was a much-loved Australian and international star.
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 K
For the first time in Australia’s history the field of sport became a political arena when the South African Springboks came to Australia for a six-week tour at the height of their country’s aparth
Every year for the Christmas holidays, thousands of Australians head to our beautiful beaches for some well-earned rest and relaxation.
In Canberra in the early 1970s a cycling boom pushed the need for planning of better infrastructure for bike riders.
When Elizabeth McKeahnie of Booroomba Station cut the ribbon to officially open Tharwa Bridge in 1895 she could not have imagined that 100 years later the ceremony would be repeated.
On Saturday 16 March 1974 an enthusiastic crowd of 25,000 people turned out to watch the Canberra Week Procession. It was the first parade held in the nation’s capital since 1966.
At Monaro Mall in 1969, Canberrans were given the opportunity to see colour television for the first time. However, it would be another six years before colour television came to Australia.