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This Week in Port Phillip 1841: April 23 -30 1841

SUPREME COURT Now that all the excitement of the Supreme Court opening was over, the court settled down into its daily routine.  Well, not quite.  Even though the inconvenience of not having a Supreme Court for civil cases was cited … Continue reading ?

Old Museum Building – 125th anniversary

The Old Museum Building situated in the inner-city suburb of Bowen Hills in Brisbane has enjoyed an eventful history since it was built in 1891. It initially served as the Exhibition Building, replacing the previous structure which was destroyed by fire in 1888. The laying of the foundation stone ceremony took place at the site on... Read more

Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after reports that two men in a silver Nissan Pulsar hatchback had intentionally...Show More Summary

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using real-time technology to help Canberrans drive directly to the nearest parking space. Announcing the trial on Friday, ACT chief minister Andrew Barr said the scheme would help residents, local businesses [...]

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in the early rounds of the 2016/17 season. Canberrans have demonstrated an appetite for elite sports in recent years, including football. There were strong crowds at Canberra Stadium for the Asian Cup matches [...]

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first attestation for this year, 18 men and two women were officially sworn in as constables in front of family and friends. The new officers range in age from 23 to [...]

Another asylum-seeker crisis, another bad day for Labor

We have an extraordinary situation in our national politics. The current government is facing a crisis while in full election mode and the opposition has been almost struck dumb. The Turnbull government finds itself facing a costly and...Show More Summary

‘The Mystery of a Hansom Cab’ by Fergus Hume

1886. Re-released by Text in 2012;  e-book I decided to read this in preparation for reading another book: Lucy Sussex’s Blockbuster which is next on the reading pile.  I’d seen the recent television adaption but, as is often the case … Continue reading ?

#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

[ 29 April 2016 at 1:30 am; ] An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on the Australian Government bring...Show More Summary

ACT to target 100% renewable power by 2020

The ACT will target 100% renewable energy use by 2020, five years earlier than previously announced, cementing its position as a world leader in the commitment to renewables. To meet the 100% target the government will expand its current large-scale renewable energy auction process from 109MW to 200MW, with additional capacity to be awarded subject to [...]

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking. About 8am on Wednesday 30 December, 2015, two men armed with a knife and a pistol wearing dark clothing, gloves and balaclavas, attempted to highjack a car by threatening to stab and shoot [...]

Coaching in Australia : a history of the coaching firm of Cobb and Co. (Digitised @ SLQ)

In October 1939, William Lees, historical writer and proprietor and editor of the Queensland Pastoral Gazette, died at his home in Yeerongpilly, ironically whilst reading a newspaper. Lees had a keen interest in history, was a member of the Queensland Historical Society, and had travelled extensively throughout the state. During his career he wrote a... Read more

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW. Stephen James Boyd, 51, appeared before the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon wearing a neck brace and green tracksuit. Crown prosecutor Shane Drumgold told the court NSW Police sought to extradite Boyd so [...]

Isabella Plains man pleads guilty to bashing dogs

An Isabella Plains man has received a suspended one-month prison sentence after pleading guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court to abusing and failing to provide shelter for two dogs. Bryan Bell’s sentence for cruelty was suspended upon his entering a 12-month good behaviour order. He also received a 10-year animal ban. RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Isabella [...]

Milan Urlich, 28, charged with Carville murder

Milan Urlich, 28, of Kaleen has been remanded in custody this morning after being charged with the murder of Evatt man Andrew Carville in November and the disposal of the 52-year-old’s body soon afterwards. Urlich was charged with murdering Carville between November 3 and 6, 2015 and disposing of his body at Sutton Road, Majura [...]

First Look: Molto Italian

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore,” crooned Dean Martin.  And there is something about dining in a decent Italian restaurant that captures your soul and makes you feel like you are falling in love.  Maybe it’s the food, or maybe it’s the atmosphere.  And Molto Italian seems to have found that magic ingredient. I [...]

UC sub-acute hospital to deliver super service

About twelve months ago, my daughter developed swelling and redness in one of her eyes. We were lucky enough to get an appointment with our local GP the same day, but were shocked to be told that we needed to go to Canberra Hospital emergency admissions straight away. Our GP was concerned that our daughter might [...]

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 April-1 May)

In his poem The Man From Snowy River, Banjo Paterson wrote of a place where “the white stars fairly blaze at midnight in the cold and frosty sky”. On Friday, Mount Stromlo Observatory is offering Canberrans the prospect of a similarly wondrous night sky. Elsewhere around the capital this weekend, there are free films, tall [...]

Kensington Street Social, Chippendale

When Kensington Street Social opened in Sydney in January 2016, it marked the arrival of Chef Jason Atherton's 19th restaurant. It joins an international network of restaurants that includes Pollen Street Social in London, The Clocktower in New York, Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong, Social Commune in Shanghai and Marina Social in Dubai. Show More Summary

Kaleen man, 28, to face murder charge in Carville case

A 28-year-old Kaleen man will face court tomorrow morning charged with the murder of 52-year-old Evatt man Andrew Carville last November. The man was arrested this afternoon for the murder of Carville. Carville was reported missing from his Evatt home on November 5, 2015, with his remains located in Majura on November 19. The police investigation [...]

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