Saturday, July 16, 2011

AN UNDESIGNED CENTENARY

Every story needs a beginning and Canberra's starts late March or early April 1821 when Dr. Charles Throsby and the bushman Joseph Wild first crossed the Limestone Plains.

Settled soon after a rural community was to develop before finally evolving into Australia's capital Canberra in 1913.

By that reckoning the capital celebrates its centenary in 2013 but the land this created capital sits upon also celebrates its bi-centenary 8 years later in 2021. An interesting article dissecting the tale of European exploration of the Canberra area 100 years on...

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - Friday 21 April 1922


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Checking out a scarred tree on Isabella Drive

I know of probably 20 or so authentic Aboriginal scarred trees dotted around the landscape of suburban Canberra. I have posted a few time...