Edward Gustavus Campbell Barton (1857-1942) is hardly a household name in Queensland, however as a pioneer of electricity supply his contribution to the development and modernisation of the state is unquestionable. Born in Toorak, Victoria,...Show More Summary
The great Hollywood detective character, Charlie Chan, would regard the 2 July election as posing three ‘possibility’ and if realised, two of those ‘possibility’ would draw the curtain on Malcolm Turnbull’s political career. The first...Show More Summary
I’m trying to understand the proposal people should register online in order to travel by ACTION bus to this year’s ANZAC Day ceremonies. While numbers attending the services continue to grow, last year as the anniversary of Gallipoli might have been a high water mark not to be repeated. Of course this should not be [...]
A 45-year-old NSW man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with a drink spiking-related offence. About 9.50pm on Saturday 9 April, police responded to a report of drink spiking at a bar in Civic. The victim had consumed part of her drink, began to feel unwell and noticed a substance in her glass. [...]
A man and a woman have been rushed to The Canberra Hospital after being cut free from the wreckage of a car accident on Mirrabei Drive in Ngunnawal this afternoon. The woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, was in a serious condition with multiple injuries when transported from the scene. The man, in his [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 44-year-old man, John Matic. Mr Matic’s family last saw him on Saturday and police hold concerns for his welfare as he requires medication. He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, and of Croatian decent, with a solid build. He was last seen wearing navy pants with [...]
Two car-sharing companies, GoGet and Popcar, will provide Canberrans with access to small fleets of their vehicles as part of a two-year trial of the transport option. Car sharing works by having a fleet of cars available to be booked at any time, day or night, with customers paying a fee determined by how far they [...]
On 25 October 1937 Brisbane newspaper The Telegraph published a tribute to one of the city’s most prominent citizens on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Eighty years old to-day and still hale and hearty, Mr. James Trackson, of Sedgley Grange, Newmarket, looks back on a life filled with usefulness which has been marked by... Read more
[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] INNER SOUTH CANBERRA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (ISCCC) PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016 7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest PROPOSED MANUKA OVAL DEVELOPMENT HOW WILL IT AFFECT...Show More Summary
Racing now in the Election Cup 2016! We now have candidates in all seats from the major parties. More on this later. It needs to be acknowledged that there are other candidates running in the ACT election this year besides the major three parties. We’ll have some independents running and we need to be able to distinguish [...]
Bistro Gavroche is the newest addition to Kensington Street's flourishing restaurant district. The construction hoarding downstairs might convince you otherwise but take the stairs to level one and it's like stepping into a old-fashioned French bistro straight out of the movies. Show More Summary
(1937), 1987 reprint, 286p. One of my resolutions this year is to read more of the books I already have on my shelf (I even committed to the TBR challenge!). So far, I have failed miserably because this is, I … Continue reading ?
I don’t know what it is, but more and more I am finding myself turning to chicken over red meat. I can be craving a meaty dish, will go out of my way to make one but then end up pushing all of the chunks of meat aside to eat only the veggies. Mike is [...]
The Cupping Room in Civic is probably one of Canberra’s most popular cafes. Whenever I drive past, tables are always full and sometimes there’s even a line out the door. I had family in town last weekend and decided to take them here for breakfast. We arrived quite early, about 7.50am. I thought the cafe had [...]
I love summer. Once the weather turns, I grab hold of every warm autumnal day and try to make the most of it, fearing that it might be the last warm day we have (although with our unusual weather at … Continue reading ?
The now closed Mao’s Chinese restaurant in Fitzroy featured images of the chairman, who was a communist tyrant. I don’t recall there being any fuss about this. The name of another Brunswick St restaurant, Rice Queen, is considered homophobic and racist, but the outrage was minuscule and soon forgotten.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1886 is advertising 119 allotments of land for sale at the Homebush Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Cooper’s Plains. According to the map the allotments were situated... Read more
The US-led intervention in Iraq and Syria began in June 2014. Many thought it would fail to be effective but success of a kind has come with the hundreds of sorties and strategic bombings. Yesterday President Barack Obama announced Islamic...Show More Summary
[ 26 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] We wanna mix things up in here and leave it to the peoples choice!Do you want to feel a sense of nnostalgiawith Buffy the Vampire Slayer Do you want to expose your knowledge of the bad in you with some Breaking Bad?Is would you prefer do you have a fever and the only cure is more [...]
This year marks one hundred years since the first Anzac Day Commemoration was held. Queensland’s Canon David John Garland, known as the ‘architect’ of Anzac Day, created the framework for Anzac Day services, which includes the Anzac Day march, wreath-laying ceremonies, church services, and the one minute’s silence. To mark the centenary of the First... Read more