Category Archives: Local

Sunday 29 January 2012 – Reconciliation Place and the Portrait Gallery

Billie suggested meeting at the Portrait Gallery for a cuppa, as we often do. I asked whether I could join her beforehand for part of her walk round the bridges – could she stand to go that slowly? She said … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 January 2012 – The Canberra Bushfire Memorial – Transcriptions

Stromlo Forest Park Canberra Australia ACT Bushfire Memorial The ACT Bushfire Memorial acknowledges the impact of the 2003 bushfires, the many organisations and individuals who played crucial roles in the fire fighting and recovery efforts, and marks the process of … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 January 2012 – The Canberra Bushfire Memorial

Last Wednesday, 18 January, was the ninth anniversary of the Canberra bushfires, so it seemed appropriate to track down the memorial. It seems as if They don’t want us to know where it is. Searching the web doesn’t turn up … Continue reading

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Sunday 13 November 2011 – Barton Heritage Housing Precinct

After walking in Telopea Park recently, I read about the Barton Heritage Housing Precinct,  and made a note of it for another day. As I gradually build back up to a decent length of walk, a 1.5km stroll round a nice, flat … Continue reading

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Sunday 13 November 2011 – Barton Heritage Housing Precinct – “Recreational Signage”

[Canberra Tracks logo:] Canberra Tracks See how far we’ve travelled Canberra A Garden City [ACT Government crest] Four men and a plan The extent of government planning and intervention in the early design and establishment of Canberra is unique within … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 November 2011 – Baby steps

My back has finally settled down enough to try a tiny walk. Dac’s currently recovering from a very bad foot infection and couldn’t come with me, so that was another reason not to go far afield. I decided just to … Continue reading

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Saturday 8 October 2011 – Clogging at Floriade

Front row, left to right: Louise (our fearless leader), Tamara, Marilyn, Jessie Back row, left to right: Judy, Bob, Val, Sandy, Lenore Photo from Louise My sister came down with the whole family, and they were in the front row … Continue reading

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Saturday 1 October 2011 – ANU Sculpture Walk 3

This week’s constraints were: footpaths, because it’s been raining off and on for a couple of days, and an easy walk (yet again I’ve had to miss a week, this time because of the dreaded lurgy. Two dreaded lurgies, in fact, … Continue reading

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Saturday 17 September 2011 – Pedal cars and water monitors

The weather forecast was bad but we scored the only good part of the day, setting off mid-morning to hire a pedal car and attempt to ride beside the lake. It was my idea. People riding along in pedal cars … Continue reading

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Saturday 10 September 2011 – Mount Taylor

Dac suggested a walk round the bottom of Mount Taylor. Instead of starting where we have started before, namely Waldock Street in Pearce, he thought we could try an entrance on the Kambah side, off Sulford Drive. We set off … Continue reading

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