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On moving south…

By Bluebell 30 June 2009 32

Well the secret is out. We are selling up on the northside and moving south. 

The neighbours won’t speak to us and our friends have organised the last supper. 

I thought that all the north-south bagging was just a joke but it seems in Canberra..never the twain will meet.  

Or are northeners just insecure?

What’s Your opinion?


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Pelican Lini 1:19 am 01 Jul 09

I’ve tried having relationships with girls living northside twice but always entered into them thinking such alliances could never survive the great north-south divide.
And I was right.
As a former big city resident, I was always amused by the Watson girl I was wooing expressing constant amazement about “how far you’ve come to see me”.
I was then living in Holder (it’s the suburb right next to F*#ker).

Pickle 11:46 pm 30 Jun 09

re #6, I thought the Pros were in Fyshwick

farnarkler 9:26 pm 30 Jun 09

FC re #6 there are lots of cons, particularly in Kambah.

bd84 9:05 pm 30 Jun 09

welcome to the brightside

Shanski_Dee 8:28 pm 30 Jun 09

As a Westie, I can say the neighbours around here are very friendly… I’ve lived here just over 2 years, and know nearly everyone in the streets around me… The people across the road even look after the house when we are out… Telling me if anyone came knocking, and generally scare off dodgy looking people… Which sadly, one was my brother…. lol

And northsiders are just insecure!

Nemo 6:57 pm 30 Jun 09

I lived in Tuggeranong for 25 years – I thought it was great while I was there. I moved to the northside about 7 years ago and was amazed at the sense of community I found. I could never move back.

Hells_Bells74 6:20 pm 30 Jun 09

Trunking symbols said :

When I was boss of trolley collecting at Coolo in 1993 the local kids all called themselves westies.

In the 80’s here westies were all over the suburbs, bred in image and attitude from the Western Sydney (Balmain etc) crowd that were divided with the Silvertails (is that it or something similar?) (northern Sydney – Manly etc).

But if I had been in Weston Creek as a teen I would have been tempted to call myself a westie for sure (but they aren’t the “westie” I think of nor probably demographically correct), I looked it for the most part and hung with many and I’m sure I did get called one sometimes and I’ve never lived west.

andy pandy 5:42 pm 30 Jun 09

oaks estate is technically south as well (wrong side of the tracks from qbn and about as impressive as the causeway)

peterh 5:23 pm 30 Jun 09

old canberran said :

This North/South thing has been going on for as long as I can remember, and that’s a long time. The South side people always considered themselves a better and wealthier class than the Northerners because the South had Griffith, Red Hill, the embassies, the Lodge, Parliament House and all those high brow social people who drank champers and had cocktail parties etc.
The North, however, was populated by the workers and housed the retail center (Civic), Police, Hospital, Canberra High and all those nice earthy things. It’s not that one side is better than the other, they are just different.
(PS: The Southerners would never acknowledge the existence of the Causeway!)

just like the north gloss over charnwood!

old canberran 4:28 pm 30 Jun 09

This North/South thing has been going on for as long as I can remember, and that’s a long time. The South side people always considered themselves a better and wealthier class than the Northerners because the South had Griffith, Red Hill, the embassies, the Lodge, Parliament House and all those high brow social people who drank champers and had cocktail parties etc.
The North, however, was populated by the workers and housed the retail center (Civic), Police, Hospital, Canberra High and all those nice earthy things. It’s not that one side is better than the other, they are just different.
(PS: The Southerners would never acknowledge the existence of the Causeway!)

Trunking symbols 3:55 pm 30 Jun 09

When I was boss of trolley collecting at Coolo in 1993 the local kids all called themselves westies.

The Brad 3:23 pm 30 Jun 09

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