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New suburb signs rolling out

By johnboy - 13 April 2012 54

suburb signage and Chris Bourke

Chris Bourke has literally unveiled the first of 16 new suburb signs for the Centenary.

The new sign at Bruce is the first in the series, which will see signs installed in Barton, Curtin, Forde, Page, Deakin, Holt, Reid, Chifley, Fadden, Hughes, Scullin, Cook, Fisher, Lyons and Watson, in the lead-up to the Centenary of Canberra in 2013.

Dr Bourke said the signs, which would feature a short biography and photograph, are an ideal way to recognise and celebrate the heritage of Canberra’s suburbs.

“Our system in the national capital, of naming streets and suburbs after notable Australians, is unique, and I have no doubt that many Canberrans mention these place names every day without being aware of the stories behind them,” said Dr Bourke.

“The Centenary of Canberra offers a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of this intriguing aspect of our city, and to remind commuters of the contribution of these many well-known – and less well-known – Australians, who have contributed to our country’s success.

“For example, today it’s appropriate this first new sign to be revealed is in Bruce – which is named after the Right Honourable Viscount Stanley Bruce, who celebrated his birthday on the 15th of April.

“Born in 1883, Stanley Bruce was serving as the 8th Prime Minister of Australia when the momentous decision was made to move the seat of government from Melbourne to Canberra.

“He had particularly strong links to Canberra – he was the first Chancellor of the Australian National University, and following his death in 1967, his ashes were scattered on Lake Burley Griffin.

“It’s my great pleasure to reveal this first sign, and I encourage all residents and visitors to take the opportunity to pause and learn a little more about the iconic Australian Prime Ministers behind these suburb names, as the remaining 15 signs are installed throughout 2012,” Dr Bourke said.

[Photo courtesy of Lannon Harley/TAMS]

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New suburb signs rolling out
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Chop71 4:01 pm
13 Apr 12
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Swinger Hill could be interesting

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Chop71 4:03 pm
13 Apr 12
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dph 4:19 pm
13 Apr 12
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Crace could have large mural painted. A young family, up to their eyeballs in debt because they had to have the latest flat screen TV, Holden Senator & the extravagant living room set, courtesy of Harvey Norman’s no payment, interest free 12 month offer.

They could also have a bunch of real estate agents in the background, laughing together, as they swim in the large tank of money.

The mural could then be rendered by some dodgy buildlers, only for the rendering the crack & show signs of water damage six months later.

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Spykler 4:21 pm
13 Apr 12
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arescarti42 said :

I wonder how long until someone defaces the new Cook sign by modifying the third ‘o’.

Tuck Pl in Richardson needs the same sort of adjustment.

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SnapperJack 4:33 pm
13 Apr 12
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screaming banshee said :

My fingers are crossed that they’ll put up a sign for Condor soon

No doubt they’ll again leave out the bit about him dying of syphilis.

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Ko. 4:35 pm
13 Apr 12
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astrojax said :

shirty_bear said :

trevar said :

johnboy said :

a giant sculpture of a condor over conder would be awesome.

We’ll take a sculpture of a Harley in Wanniassa…

A yard glass for Scullin’

i wonder what they’ll put the dick[s] on..? :)

DicksOn Cakes is my favourite bakery.

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PantsMan 4:40 pm
13 Apr 12
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dph said :

Crace could have large mural painted. A young family, up to their eyeballs in debt because they had to have the latest flat screen TV, Holden Senator & the extravagant living room set, courtesy of Harvey Norman’s no payment, interest free 12 month offer.

They could also have a bunch of real estate agents in the background, laughing together, as they swim in the large tank of money.

The mural could then be rendered by some dodgy buildlers, only for the rendering the crack & show signs of water damage six months later.

They should just put the “Banks” sign out in Crace.

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screaming banshee 5:39 pm
13 Apr 12
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Spectra said :

For example, today it’s appropriate this first new sign to be revealed is in Bruce – which is named after the Right Honourable Viscount Stanley Bruce, who celebrated his birthday on the 15th of April.

How does unveiling it two days before his birthday make it “appropriate”?

It’s not appropriate for Chris Bourke to work on a Sunday, presumably

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c_c 5:44 pm
13 Apr 12
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Hate to think what the sign/statue would look like had Wilson Turkey gotten a suburb named after him.

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poetix 5:45 pm
13 Apr 12
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An Irish conman for O’Connor?

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Pork Hunt 6:20 pm
13 Apr 12
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SnapperJack said :

screaming banshee said :

My fingers are crossed that they’ll put up a sign for Condor soon

No doubt they’ll again leave out the bit about him dying of syphilis.

“Grand dad, You don’t die from syphilis”
“You do if you give it to me” – Rodney Rude

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Pork Hunt 6:22 pm
13 Apr 12
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I hope they put a golden rivet(t) into the Rivett sign. Navy types will know what it means…tee hee hee

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Jethro 6:24 pm
13 Apr 12
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screaming banshee said :

Spectra said :

For example, today it’s appropriate this first new sign to be revealed is in Bruce – which is named after the Right Honourable Viscount Stanley Bruce, who celebrated his birthday on the 15th of April.

How does unveiling it two days before his birthday make it “appropriate”?

It’s not appropriate for Chris Bourke to work on a Sunday, presumably

I just want to know how a dead person celebrates their birthday?

Surely, the correct phrasing would be, “whose birthday was celebrated on…”

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Jethro 6:26 pm
13 Apr 12
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screaming banshee said :

My fingers are crossed that they’ll put up a sign for Condor soon

JB did you bold the letter O in that post?

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johnboy 6:28 pm
13 Apr 12
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post was published as submitted

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