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Movie: The Witch

  I wish that the film maker had placed the notice that appears at the end of this film at the beginning instead.  In it, he says that much of the dialogue and ideas have come from testimony and writings … Continue reading ?

Child’s finger stuck in sink

Ambulance and fire and rescue crews were called to an incident in McGregor just after 3:30pm on Monday after a four-year-old child’s finger became stuck in a sink. Firefighters removed part of the sink while still attached to the finger so the child could be assessed by intensive care paramedics before being transported to Canberra Hospital in [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Conder

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Woolworths petrol service station on Norman Lindsay Street, Conder, on Saturday night. A man entered the service station about 10pm and threatened a staff member with a propane...Show More Summary

Anthony Rolfe Avenue closed to night traffic

Anthony Rolfe Avenue in Gungahlin will be closed to night-time traffic from tomorrow until the end of the week for maintenance work. The road will be out of operation from Horse Park Drive to Waghorn Street/Moonlight Avenue between 7pm and 6am from Tuesday to Friday. It will fully reopen to traffic from Saturday morning. The closures are to allow asphalt [...]

Fitzharris seeks feedback on Phillip paid parking scheme

Local businesses can have their say on the expansion of paid parking in Phillip by attending a consultation session  at Woden Library from 5-7pm today. Transport and municipal services minister Meegan Fitzharris urged businesses operating...Show More Summary

Canberra visual arts have been Turnbulled

It was sad on black Friday (13 May 2016) for many in the arts across Australia. It was not simply that many small to medium organisations had lost all or most of their Australia Council funding. What made it hurt even more was the reasons for this drastic situation. What was being rolled out last week was [...]

Rework for Lanyon shops roundabout

The ACT Government is implementing changes to the roundabout at the intersection of Tharwa Drive, Box Hill Avenue and Woodcock Drive next to Lanyon shops, with roadwork affecting the area tomorrow and on Wednesday. The works will change traffic arrangements on the approach to the roundabout from Box Hill Avenue. The right turn lane on Box [...]

James Brunton Stephens : scholar poet of early Queensland

James Brunton Stephens was regarded, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as one of the most important literary figures to emerge in Australia. He was considered by many to be the most significant poet in the country. His work has not stood the test of time, however, and his work is absent from... Read more

New book chronicles ACT business successes

Who are the successful business owners in Canberra? It would be hard to name them all, and coming from a new book penned by Suzanne Kiraly, entitled, “Canberra Business Success Stories”, indications are that there are plenty. They are the “quiet achievers” out there, who are contributing to our local economy and helping to change [...]

Bookclub in Canberra seeks members

Hi, We’re a group of 4 who meet in places around Canberra and the surrounding areas. We meet monthly on weekends to discuss books. We’re looking for new members to join us… If you like coffee, tea, cake, books and meeting new people, please email us at Hope to hear from you soon!

Victims of Crime – vocal about VOCAL

In March last year I posted an article on restorative justice and in it I talked about the types of victims of crimes there were. Primary, secondary and tertiary. I indicated then that the primary victims, of course, are those who are the immediately affected person, such as a victim of an assault or a kidnapping; [...]

BBQ Pitmaster Rodney Scott at Harpoon Harry, Surry Hills

If there's one man that knows barbecue, it's Rodney Scott. The barbecue pit master of Scott's BBQ in Hemingway, South Carolina, barbecued his first whole hog at eleven years of age. When Anthony Bourdain visited Scott's BBQ for Parts...Show More Summary

halal snack packs on Smith St

The halal snack pack is apparently a Sydney invention, comprised of a bottom layer of hot chips overlaid with kebab meats, grated cheese and topped with kebab sauces. It’s a fast food fusion dish that has become a hot trend.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Cinnamon Grand Cabin on Johnston St has closed

Cinnamon Grand Cabin on Johnston St has closed, the most recent in a long list of short-lived failed businesses in this building on Johnston St next to the petrol station on the corner of Johnston and Nicholson streets. I’ve not seen it open at night for a couple of weeks now.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Even muddled PM is better than bungle Bill

THE notion that a slew of ­disgruntled conservative ­voters will strap on suicide vests and blow up the Liberal Party is a fantasy.

the Yacht Club has closed

The Yacht Club, the former or rebranded Don Vincenzo, has been closed for about a month, with the blinds pulled down over the windows and no signs of life inside. I’ve been waiting to see if a quick change of management or sale would bring it back to life, but that doesn’t seem likely.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Plans to extend Canberra’s nature reserves

Justice Robert Hope Park in Watson will be rezoned to become a new nature reserve and the Pinnacle Nature Reserve in Belconnen extended under ACT government plans. The rezoning would preserve these parklands - home to endangered ecological...Show More Summary

Centaur Day, 14 May, and Red Roses for Remembrance

Guest blogger, Madonna Grehan, John Oxley Library Fellow for 2015. The Centaur Fund Series highlights Queenslanders’ special acknowledgement of the nursing profession, in the years after World War II. The Centaur Memorial Fund (the Fund) was a public subscription campaign, begun in February 1948, to recognise ‘the splendid services rendered by our Nurses in World... Read more

2,000 kangaroos to be culled across ACT

Almost 2,000 kangaroos will be culled across the ACT starting on Monday to protect grassland and woodland sites. Ten nature reserves will be closed  from mid to late afternoon until early morning over the coming months to allow a conservation cull of eastern grey kangaroos. Daniel Iglesias, director of ACT Parks and Conservation, said the cull of up to 1991 [...]

This Week in Port Phillip 1841: May 8-15

NO A BETTER TIME TO BE….A PARTY ANIMAL It seems that May was Party Time in Melbourne, with intimations of balls to be held later in the month, and news of the Tradesmen’s Union Benefit Society annual knees-up at the … Continue readi...

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