Monday, December 19, 2011

THE CURSE OF CANBERRA

 A great one for the Canberra bashing collection. Many newspapers ran an article written by James Edmound, Editor of the Sydney Bulletin. It was 1919 just 6 years after the Canberra naming ceremony and it seemed there was still a lot of criticism of the new capital.

Lots of reports about this issue but this one is fairly representative I think. The article starts with some advocacy for establishing large population centres above the Tropic of Capricorn and apparent staunchness for the White Australia Policy. Apart from pointing out some sort of geographical gripe about Canberra the author gets down to some pretty fine 'Canberra bashing'. I'll leave you to read it. I'm off for a walk around the lake...

Image from 'The curse of Canberra' (Wharfies) NLA 1927

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Burra Record - Wednesday 24 September 1919



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