Sunday, September 12, 2010


Upon establishing the new Federal Territory of Australia all residents of the Limestone Plains that was to become Australia's National Capital Canberra were stripped of their right to vote in elections. This situation was to continue for the next 43 years with residents still yearning for their democratic rights.

This newspaper clipping from The Canberra Times - 12 December 1949 interviews Mr Harry Curran aged 82 who reminiscences what Canberra was like at the final poll and the changes that have occurred since last voting...

National Library of Australia (here)

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