Saturday, November 20, 2010

REMINISCENCES OF OLD CANBERRA


St John's Church is one theme in this article and it describes the church as the last remnant of the "old Canberra" on the Limestone Plains before the time of Federation. The building, it's construction and the tale of
the churches first minister, Rev. Gregory who "lost his life crossing the Murrumbidgee after ministering to the congregation in the outlying districts.

Duntroon is discussed with making reference to it's village like qualities with Duntroon's residents "comfortably housed in rows of cottages". The article concludes with a glowing report on the area of the Australian Capital Territory and the Duntroon Estates virtues...

The Sydney Morning Herald - 14 January 1922




MAP


Share -

No comments:

Post a Comment

The mighty Murrumbidgee River is a trickling creek at Tharwa Bridge

Australia is in the grips of the worst drought in living memory. A walk down to the Murrumbidgee River found the lowest levels of flow that ...