Sunday, January 9, 2011

CANBERRA - PRONUNCIATION & ORIGIN


I have read that the pronunciation of Canberra's name was to be decided by however Lady Denman pronounced it at the naming of Canberra ceremony held on the 12th March 1913.

I suppose the most common pronunciation for Canberra I have heard over the years from visitors is Can-ber-rah. Personally my family pronounced it as Can-brah. This article from 1926 concludes with the pronunciation as Canb'ra. Pretty close...

The Mercury - 1 May 1926


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