Then and Now
written by Geoff Page
National Museum of Australia | ISBN 9780642277688
Paperback – 124 pages
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Produced for the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, Canberra Then and Now juxtaposes images of early Canberra with commissioned photography of the same places today. This anniversary publication includes a history of the land before the city was built, a memoir and, accompanying the photographs, recollections from numerous residents and some poems. But the main attraction is a visual one: the ‘then and now’ photographs showing the same locations and how they have changed over time. The memoir text and poems are by well-known author and poet Geoff Page, who has a long connection with Canberra and has seen it from many aspects—as a teacher, as a contributor to its cultural life and also simply as someone who now calls Canberra home.