In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
1969, 20 Minutes
Built on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, the National Library of Australia is a graceful addition to the cultural institutions of Australia's national capital. Designed by Walter Bunning, it is said to have been inspired by the Parthenon after his visit to Greece.
This film shows the Library's construction, from the planning stages and excavation to its official opening in August 1968 by the then Prime Minister John Gorton. Shown in detail are various aspects of the construction, including the erection of the fountains in the library forecourt and the careful assembly of the exterior marble columns. Features include the installation of Leonard French's stained glass panels, Tom Bass' copper lintel sculpture 'Knowledge', and the hanging of Mathieu Mategot's tapestries, which were especially commissioned for the foyer.