Brassey of Canberra
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... traces the involvement of Australians in war from the Boer War onwards. a stunning part devoted to WW I opened formally last week.
Val and Lois, if you come here you can expect to lose John and Larry for the day. There are a series of dioramas which were made just after WW I to depict the important battles the Australians lost men in...like Gallipoli...and travelled the country to show folks at home what it was like for their ...
... but no real soul. The centre, if it exists, is a shopping mall with its environs having the feel of a deserted English sixties development. Despite this everyone there is trying very hard to like the place. We were only here slightly by accident but also out of curiosity and it came up with some surprises. While visiting a market which was not greatly exciting, some distance out of town, everything was out of town, we came upon a glass blowing exhibition which was brilliant. ...
... and Olivia on our caravanning adventure in 1999. The Memorial has become so high tech and interactive since our last visit. Many of the exhibits make you feel like you are part of the war. From landing a helicopter in Vietnam to traversing the muddy trenches in WW1, then being on the bridge of the HMAS Brisbane. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and eager to assist with looking up enlisted family member’s history. It was emotional to see Grandma and ...
... seen the boat (Ginette handled the survey and sea trials) so I am just chomping at the bit to get on board. We arrive on 24 December and will spend a few days figuring the systems out - kinda like 'ground school' - before a couple sea trials, getting some provisions and fuel and then we depart for Thailand on 28 December. We will take four days to travel the 120 or so nautical miles to Phuket and we begin our training on 5 January. Hopefully the ...
... was to be the seat of the Houses of Parliament.
*So having decided to build a Capital City from scratch, the next important stage of the process was to design it. An international competition was organised. It was a time when town planners were heavily influenced by the garden city movement. Indeed we imagined Canberra would be an upmarket Milton Keynes or Welwyn Garden City. But Canberra is in a league of its own. It may be ...