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On moving south…

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?


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Pelican Lini 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 Pickle 11:46 pm 30 Jun 09

re #6, I thought the Pros were in Fyshwick

farnarkler farnarkler 9:26 pm 30 Jun 09

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

bd84 bd84 9:05 pm 30 Jun 09

welcome to the brightside

Shanski_Dee 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Brad 3:23 pm 30 Jun 09
p1 p1 2:32 pm 30 Jun 09

I lived in Banks for a couple of years. It is actually not a bad suburb at all. And being on the edge of town you only have to deal with the local idiots (a problem all suburbs have), rather then too many passers-by (since people tend to head toward the middle not the edges).

The only real draw back was how far it was from many things I find it necessary to visit, and frankly Gungahlin suffers that issue just as bad.

peterh peterh 2:27 pm 30 Jun 09

Clown Killer said :

weston creek and areas of tuggeranong became far better at neighbor relations after the fires

Same deal in our street – we still get together to mark the 17th of January with a barbie. All except one house where the people have since moved and somehow, although we invite the new residents they seem to stay away. The old owners were weird too. My neighbour and I saved their place from burning down that afternoon (we were the only two people who decided to stay), and they never said anything afterwards – not a word.

we are moving deeper south, away from kambah and into deeper territory. we were surprised at the open attitude and friendliness that we encountered, even when we were at the exhibitions. The opposite was felt when we were looking on the northside, people seem far too wrapped up in their lives in the old north. We will travel back to kambah for the events like the 17th party, someone suggested it be called the phoenix party – we survived and were stronger for the experience.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 2:17 pm 30 Jun 09

weston creek and areas of tuggeranong became far better at neighbor relations after the fires

Same deal in our street – we still get together to mark the 17th of January with a barbie. All except one house where the people have since moved and somehow, although we invite the new residents they seem to stay away. The old owners were weird too. My neighbour and I saved their place from burning down that afternoon (we were the only two people who decided to stay), and they never said anything afterwards – not a word.

dvaey dvaey 2:02 pm 30 Jun 09

peterh, I could not agree more, that was exactly the situation here, lived as neighbours for about 5 years but in the time since the fires we’ve become much more socially connected, having regular bbqs and get-togethers for birthdays or special events.

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 1:18 pm 30 Jun 09

Please, STOP THIS POST! I can’t take it anymore….

shitzu shitzu 12:55 pm 30 Jun 09

Welcome, Bluebell!

V twin venom V twin venom 12:34 pm 30 Jun 09

Welcome

la mente torbida la mente torbida 12:33 pm 30 Jun 09

It’s Weston Creek and most of Belco is further west

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