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Jubilee Township, Bardon, Brisbane, 1887 (Map of the Week)

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 Brisbane real estate map from 1887 is advertising 488 allotments of land for sale at the Jubilee Township estate in the suburb of Bardon. The allotments for sale were situated... Read more

Volunteer Interpreter Program – Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park

Volunteer at Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park – Volunteer Interpreter Program now recruiting!  Become part of a team of trained Volunteer Interpreters who help visitors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park toShow More Summary

punching bag

This image captures my exact thoughts about the fitness industrial complex. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

ACT Budget – the Good, the Bad and the not so Ugly.

I’m going out on a limb when I say that I reckon this is the best ACT Budget I can think of, including those with which I had a part in creating. You would say that, say my detractors. Well not always so. I have been critical of past Budgets because of the lack of attention [...]

Constitution Day family fun at the National Archives of Australia

[ 9 July 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Join in family fun Constitution-style! Try the discovery trail and collect your cupcake, try your hand at calligraphy, or Indigenous face-painting and storytelling, and make your own Constitution Day badge. Learn about the story behind the Larakia petition. Show More Summary

go to Babka

The locals are revolting. Someone has spray painted ‘go to Babka’ on the Young St side wall of Lune croissanterie. While I have nothing against Lune, and admire the methodical and professional way they go about business, which is one of the reasons for their success, I also find the queues annoying and absurd.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Whatever happened to Queensland rock magazine Backstage?

In July 1980, Backstage, a Queensland rock music magazine published its first edition. Valued at 40 cents, Backstage was modelled after successful rock music magazines of the period, such as UK’s NME and Melody Maker and the Sydney based Rock Australia Magazine (RAM). The publication was the brainchild of Graham Aisthorpe, who came up with the concept... Read more

Ask RiotACT: Mt Mugga Mugga redevelopments

Hi all, Does anyone know about the redevelopments up on Mt Mugga Mugga?  I just went for a walk around the perimeter of the old quarry there, and encountered a new road, new fencing, new concrete structures – including what appear to be two new weigh-bridges.

Luckily Turnbull inspires boredom, not brickbats

LIKE sludge oozing from a sewer pipe, the election is slowly advancing on the electorate and while many voters are preparing to peg their noses…

Because life’s too short to wear boring jewellery…

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Photo: Black and white cat stud earrings While the name LLL Designs may not ring an immediate bell in your head, you have probably come across their bright and funky stalls pretty much all over Canberra, from the Night Market in Barton to the Fash’n’Treasure Markets in EPIC, to the awesome free jewellery-making workshops for kids [...]

Wrap up from cold, wrap up in a book

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Libraries ACT is inviting the Canberra community to visit their local library over winter and discover the new ‘what’s on’ winter program. Penny Davies, the senior manager for content and engagement at Libraries ACT, said there were several free programs for all ages at local libraries, with a new program just launched for the colder months of [...]

New measures to protect road users

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

New laws will make it illegal to put the safety of drivers, riders and passengers at risk by throwing objects or placing them in their path. The laws were passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly on Friday as part of the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill put forward by attorney-general Simon Corbell. Road safety minster Shane Rattenbury said the [...]

Greens demand Seselja take issue with Joyce

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs has slammed Barnaby Joyce’s plan to force Canberra-based public servants to leave Canberra. “This is blatant pork-barrelling on the part of the deputy prime minister. Only the most rabidlyShow More Summary

ACT government’s $200,000 boost for Rio

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT government on Friday pledged $200,000 to Australia’s Paralympic and Olympic teams as the clock ticks down to just 50 days before the start of Rio 2016. The Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Paralympic CommitteeShow More Summary

Audi stolen at gunpoint in broad daylight in Civic found ablaze in Gungahlin

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An Audi station wagon surrendered by its female owner to a man threatening her with a shotgun in the Canberra Theatre carpark on Tuesday afternoon has since been used in a retail hold-up at Fyshwick and discovered ablaze in Gungahlin. Police responded to a report of a vehicle fire in Carver Lane early yesterday morning and [...]

Trump Baby – Another sign of wonder

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Another sign of wonder. This one we came upon while walking down a street in Auckland. That hair should be a registered trademark. FYI – the advertiser, Powershop, is a NZ electricity supplier. There’s also a video online that is worth a look –  be ready to wonder and laugh - click here. If you missed Paul’s earlier post containing curious and [...]

First look – The Pedlar (Campbell)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After a pretty good experience with the new 79&Fine in Civic recently I was keen to try out more of the new eateries Canberra has on offer. Is it just me or does a new place to eat pop up every weekend? I’d heard about a new gastropub in Campbell that wasn’t at the Campbell shops [...]

Appetite for Excellence Young Chef of the Year 2016 Final Cook Off

Few of us ever get to really see behind-the-scenes in the kitchen. The ding of the bell is usually all we hear before front-of-house staff ferry your plate from the pass to the place setting in front of you. Rarely do you get to seeShow More Summary

Hanson announces $85m schools package

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT opposition leader Jeremy Hanson on Thursday announced an $85 million package to provide more support for Canberra’s schools. The package would allow for new infrastructure, capital upgrades and maintenance, support for specialised...Show More Summary

Double driver demerit points for long weekend

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police have urged motorists to drive safely over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and warned that the traffic operations team will be targeting those that choose to do the wrong thing. Double demerit points are effective from the first instance on Friday until midnight on Monday and will apply to all speed and seatbelt offences, use of a [...]

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