Canberra sixty years ago

Back in the days when governments were responsible for things and no-one would have dreamed of privatising core services like health or education – or even telecommunications.

I was going to post about last night’s QandA, which was in its own terms not all that bad. Great violin work at the end! But I can’t be bothered.

Easter 2014 reminds me that Easter 1954 was my first visit to Canberra. The family camped at Cotter River.  We visited again in 1955, so some of these photos may in fact be just 59 years old.


That may be me on the right… The arch is for the 1954 Royal Visit




That is me!