photograph dated the 26th of April, 1988, the massive flagpole is constructed on top of Australia’s new Parliament House in the capital city, Canberra.
The new building was constructed at the time of Australia’s bicentenary, replacing what would become known as
Old Parliament House, the white building at the front of the picture.
New Parliament House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the 9th of May.
The official opening in 1988.
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People magazine cover from the 1st of April, 1985. Featured are English actress Jacqueline Bisset and her then partner Alexander Godunov. Godunov was a Soviet ballet star who defected in the late 1970s, becoming a featured actor in Hollywood until his shock death a decade after this picture was taken.
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San Joaquin Daylight, a train that ran on America’s Southern Pacific Railway until the creation of Amtrak, photographed in March, 1971.
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This image is of a reenactment of the First Fleet of British ships arriving in Sydney Harbour in 1788.
Australia Day (26th January), this was Australia’s bicentenary in 1988.
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This Soviet stamp featuring Ukraine was issued in 1991, the year the USSR collapsed and Ukraine declared its independence.
Despite heavy restrictions on religion, Christmas was celebrated in various capacities during Soviet years, as this depiction of a wintry Christmas scene in a Ukrainian village shows.
Vintage Christmas decorations from Soviet Ukraine can be found
for sale now.
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1990s, 1991, Christmas, Retro, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Ukrainian Christmas, Ukrainian History, USSR, Vintage
Ulrike Lytton as the bad fairy Carabosse in The Australian Ballet’s
Sleeping Beauty in December, 1984. Lytton committed suicide in the 1990s, soon after retiring from dance.
Australia, Photography, Retro, Theatre
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