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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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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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Monday 8 August 2011 – Australian National Botanic Gardens

Helen landed in Melbourne on Wednesday 3 August and came to Canberra the next day. Arriving to a beautiful clear day of 21 degrees, she seemed in two minds whether to be pleased by the weather, or disgusted that it … Continue reading

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Saturday 30 July 2011 – Another sculpture walk on the ANU campus

This time, in the hope of not missing anything, I summarised locations from the ANU Sculpture brochure and printed out a map of the area we hoped to cover. We left the car in a parking station near Melville Hall and … Continue reading

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Saturday 23 July 2011 – Lennox Gardens

After a couple of weeks of barely being able to walk because of back pain, I needed a slow start. Our last walk had featured Lennox Crossing at the university, so I wanted to visit what I thought of as the … Continue reading

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Saturday 2 July 2011 – A sculpture walk on the ANU campus

Chaos Dac said: The ANU walk was quite chaotic, with distances looking like a million miles on the printed map, but only being dozens of yards between significant intersections. Not knowing was very disorienting; especially when mixed with cries of … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 May 2011 – Yarralumla Brickworks

I wanted to find evidence of the old brickworks railway at Yarralumla. I hadn’t been to the brickworks for decades – not since it was an antique market, which was 1982, according to an ACTPLA timeline I found. I regret … Continue reading

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Sunday 24 April 2011 – Ainslie

This was one of those walks that doesn’t start at a shopping centre, which always makes me nervous about parking. I checked Google maps before we left, and hoped we’d be able to park outside Goodwin Village in Bonney Street. … Continue reading

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Tuesday 19 April 2011 – Farrer

I do realise that this is not a weekend walk, but it was meant to be. We’d scheduled it for Sunday 17 April, but Dac was sick. Sick while on recreation leave. 😦 When he started feeling better, we decided … Continue reading

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Saturday 2 April 2011 – Chapman

Chapman was full of interest, even the shops, despite the disappearance of the French patisserie. Cafe, cake shop, chemist, pool shop (!) – the suburb is on the outer edge of Weston Creek, but it boasts a well-equipped neighbourhood centre … Continue reading

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