Surprisingly this was picked up from a Canadian blog site which described the video as “a 1945 production from Australia’s National Film Board which briefly explains the history of the formation of six states of the Commonwealth of Australia en route to showcasing the planned city of Canberra.” The first excavations began in 1913 so this year has been its centennial. And funny to think now, but one of the reasons it was put so far inland was so it could not be bombarded from the sea, or so the story goes. I loved the sheep in the video. Also very surprised to hear “Advance Australia Fair” as the background music. Very prescient.
A different world.