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The Causeway behind the railway… Does it exist???

By Delish 16 January 2009 58

I was reading over the nudist swimming hole debate and was very impressed with the some of the history that Canberrians know about.

So there is one question I really need to know – Does “the causeway” exist? 

I dated a bus drvier and he was telling me about it and that buses do not even go there.

It is apparently feral town and white trash city but I can not believe that such a place exist in Canberra – yes and I am too scared to go, so anyone been lately?

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riotmad 11:31 pm 22 Feb 10

My father came from the Causeway and his father was one of the workers who lived in a tent and later lived in Blueberry Street Causeway. I decided to take a trip down memory lane on the weekend because I believed that this suburb was soon to be “demolished” so I thought I would pay a visit. I recalled the causeway was behind the railway and to my disgust the sign to The Causeway from Wentworth Ave was no longer there. However, I followed my nose and drove around the streets. What a ghetto! I was gobsmacked at the type of houses that were there, such a disgusting mess. I believe the government of the 1970s knew exactly what they were doing building temporary housing there. The suburb appears to be another Charnwood. Slum! My father used to tell me about all the violence there and spent a great deal of time up in tree avoiding thugs.

p1 3:18 pm 26 Aug 09

Delish it’s pronnounced CanberrAN not CanberrIAN

…..but I vote for Canberranite!

“Can-berri-stan-ie”

Luke the Scouser 8:11 pm 17 Jan 09

Yes it does exist, because two off my sisters friends live there

dexi 2:56 pm 17 Jan 09

“I dated a bus drvier and he was telling me about it and that buses do not even go there”

Oh really? Your bus “drvier” lied to you I’m afraid. A quick check of the ACTION bus website will show you that The Causeway is on the no. 8 bus route, the map shows that the bus leaves Wentworth Ave, does the little circuit thru The Causeway then comes back onto Wentworth Ave.

http://www.action.act.gov.au/PDF_maps/weekday%20combined%20pdfs/8_combined.pdf

farnarkler 10:37 am 17 Jan 09

Smackbang why shouldn’t I ask the opinion of Rioters about which cars are decent at my budget??? Your two cents is Zimbabwean in value.

Starscream 7:47 am 17 Jan 09

bye bye

Smackbang 10:57 pm 16 Jan 09

Hmmm, so now, rather than consulting a map, or street directory, or Google, or actually checking something out for themselves, we just get people posting threads that only demand a yes or no answer? And these people’s threads are *accepted*?!
Q: “Does The Causeway exist?”
A: “Yes, take a look at your Gregory’s, or Google Earth, or just bloody go there and check it out”
This doesn’t require discussion! It’s just a yes or no question (yes, in this case)!
If some of you want to just use it as an occasion to sling more abuse around at various parts of the community then hey, go for your life I suppose, but in my view, that’s just a bit pathetic. And isn’t there enough of that sort of thing going on around here anyway?
Seriously, what is happening to the RiotACT? Recently there’s been this complete non-issue in one thread, the “hey! look! I took some blurry photos of something as I was driving!” thread, the “I want to buy a used car” thread (which would be more at home at Allclassifieds – hang on, aren’t they a sponsor? There’s an idea!), the “I want advice on my internet connection” thread… Does the editor doing any actual ‘editing’, or is it just a question of bunging on to the site whatever drivel comes through?
I preferred this place before it got all self-important and started selling merchandise. In fact I preferred it ages ago – somehow it was more interesting then. Stories stayed on the front page for longer because there was less of this nonsense being posted.
That’s my 2 cents anyway. I think seeing this thread immediately after I read the “oh-so-spooky” ghost photos thread (puh-leese!) just pushed me over the edge, and encouraged me to write something lamenting the RiotACT of old…

New Yeah 9:26 pm 16 Jan 09

As if living at the Causeway wasn’t enough of a sentence for her 😉 I simply mentioned the young lass because she was the only person I saw there today. And I forgot to mention that she had her hair tied back in a pony tail and was wearing a black tracksuit.

However, I was riding in the area a few weeks ago during eventide and felt like going around some of the blocks and seeing how ghetto the place actually was. Just as I turned in, I saw a gang of youths, 10-12 strong, rumbling on the street ahead of me. No doubt these urchins would do me no harm, but I wimped out and headed off towards the well lit boulevards of the foreshore.

Thumper 8:36 pm 16 Jan 09

I also rode past a tubby young mum pushing a pram and smoking a durrie

Obviously she should be charged and gaoled. I mean, smoking outside in the open air….

New Yeah 8:08 pm 16 Jan 09

Aaah, the morgue. That makes sense, it seemed like a strange place for a more regular medical lab.

Igglepiggle 7:45 pm 16 Jan 09

The morgue is down in the Causeway (sorry, Department of Forensic Medicine). They have open days every so often (usually in September I think). Although there are plans afoot to move to Phillip.

New Yeah 7:35 pm 16 Jan 09

Funnily enough I rode past the edge of the Causeway today. On my way I went past two buildings of interest: one had something to do with forensic medicine (it looked shut) and another was the measurement office for the Department of Fair Trade. Both buildings were on the edge that was closest to the lake/wetlands.

I also rode past a tubby young mum pushing a pram and smoking a durrie.

el 7:28 pm 16 Jan 09

I work on my car wherever it happens to break down. I’m never generally anywhere near Charnwood though.

Granny 7:15 pm 16 Jan 09

I used to like the ‘Gypsy’ impulse fragrance. It was my signature cheap perfume. It combined deliciously well with the Winnie Blue scent from my cigarettes.

Thumper 6:55 pm 16 Jan 09

Yes, Charny is the only place in Canberra where people work on their own cars. I’ll have to remember that anyone that smells of oil, brake fluid, etc, is from Charny….

Pandy 6:18 pm 16 Jan 09

The girls smelt of rotting tadpoles?

peterh 5:33 pm 16 Jan 09

Delish said :

I tend to think that was westie look of the 80’s… Western suburbs of Sydney or simply out west from Sydney.

With the winnies tucked under the sleeve of the t-shirt if I remember, you knew most words to Cold Chisel and or Billy Idol songs and never missed countdown. Girls smelt of tanning oil and impulse and the boys had mullets or crew cuts (that shaved head thing).

at charnie, if you smelt of any oil, it was from sliding under the car and working on it in the driveway. girls smelt of all sorts of things, not tanning oil….

Delish 5:14 pm 16 Jan 09

I tend to think that was westie look of the 80’s… Western suburbs of Sydney or simply out west from Sydney.

With the winnies tucked under the sleeve of the t-shirt if I remember, you knew most words to Cold Chisel and or Billy Idol songs and never missed countdown. Girls smelt of tanning oil and impulse and the boys had mullets or crew cuts (that shaved head thing).

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