Step back in time inside the Belconnen Mall

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Lewis Haskew

RoundABOUT Editor

Westfield Belconnen, or Belconnen Mall as it’s still known by many long-term Canberrans, is celebrating its 45th Birthday this month.

Opened back in 1978 it’s taken centre stage in the northside town centre ever since, home to many well loved and some long gone stores, community events, major competitions and plenty of stellar live shows and celebrity appearances.

Take a look back at some of these old photos snapped inside the centre over the past four and a half decades:

The central staircase inside the centre has definitely seen some change over the past few years
Competitive nature has always been in good supply across the centre
A young Jamie Durie performing with Man Power in centre court
Aussie dance troupe turned recording artists Justice Crew also delighted fans inside the centre more recently
It hasn’t always just been the stores inside the centre showing off their best looks
Red seemed to be the colour of choice in years gone by, bring it back I say

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Image credits: Westfield Belconnen / @eric_riddler via Old Shops Australia / National Archives Australia / ScandinavianBalts, Alan & Flora Botting via Flickr