Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and the Centenary of Canberra




Happy New Year!

2013 is a milestone year for Canberra and a milestone year for me. Canberra turns 100 years old this year and it has been 50 years since I was born in Old Canberra Hospital. This was also the year that Lake Burley Griffin filled.

Well here we are. The Old Canberra Hospital is gone today and a magnificent National Museum sits in its place, the lake needs drained and cleaned and 100 years has passed since Lady Denman declared the Nation’s National Capital ‘Canberra’.

The celebrations to be held in Canberra have been planned for years and this was the years kick-off announcement…

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said today that 2013 is going to be “one very big year” which starts tomorrow and will continue right throughout Canberra’s centenary year.

“The celebrations for the Centenary of Canberra have been years in the planning and include something for everyone—from arts projects, huge sporting events and the biggest birthday bash the city has ever seen,” the Chief Minister said. “It will be an unforgettable year in Canberra’s history that shows what a thriving and culturally diverse city we have developed into with our first 100 years.” Cont... 
Centenary of Canberra website 

It should be an exciting year. 

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