Sunday, September 5, 2010

FATHER OF CANBERRA

John Gale

It being Father's Day, I thought it would be appropriate to remind people of who is referred to as the "father of Canberra". John Gale (1831-1929)(bio) was a prominent journalist in Queanbeyan (a bordering town of present day Canberra) and a vocal supporter of the Canberra region as the site for the new Federal Capital of Australia. This clipping from The Brisbane Courier dated 18 April 1929 celebrates Mr Gales centenary...

National Library of Australia (here)

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