This just in from our friends at the ABC who are keen to point out they’ve been doing very many positive stories about Canberra’s history.
7.30 ACT Friday March 15th
1. The Birthday – a film made by Jim Trail featuring most of the highlights of Canberra Day celebrations
2. The Foundation Day – 1913 – officiated by Lord and Lady Denman – David Headon tells the story of the Denmans and why the vice royals were so popular with the people and the Labor pollies.
3. Seed Search – an intrepid group set out into the Tinderrry ranges to look for rare plant seeds to propagate at the Botanical Gardens. After lots of diversions along the way – they strike gold ( actually it’s purple)
4. Is Canberra Funny?: Funny enough to support an international comedy festival. Chris Kimball meets some of the jokers
Closer fabulous pics of the celebrations and the balloons by cameraman Greg Nelson … ending with one by our own Adam Shirley which has gone global. (Reddit and Huffington Post amongst others)