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C is for Curtin and Charnwood (and Chapman and Calwell)

By johnboy - 8 February 2007 17

In our Alphabetical tour of Canberra I give you the letter C!

Next week is D, that’s Deakin, Dickson, Downer, Duffy, and Dunlop, so if you live near any of them get snapping and send them in to suburbs@the-riotact.com

UPDATED: A late entry from Bubzie came in for Calwell.

For Curtin Simon sent in these:

Who’d have thought Charnwood would get the loving in our Suburbs series ahead of so many others? Thumper sent in these:

UPDATED: Miranda has added a shot of Chapmon taken from Coolamon ridge.

What’s Your opinion?


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C is for Curtin and Charnwood (and Chapman and Calwell)
OpenYourMind 7:13 pm 08 Feb 07

Yep, Wiki is not without its faults. But as you say, it’s fantastic as a starting point for general info on a topic.

I have been enjoying the alphabetical suburb tour on RiotACT and will be sure to contribute when we eventually get to my suburb letter.

Though, comments like S4anta’s sometimes make me think Riot is closer to an episode of that TV series Grumpy Old Men. The one where the Grumpsters can’t say anything positive about anything at all.

johnboy 6:52 pm 08 Feb 07

Not having a pop at wikipedia per se, I use it as a starting reference point and have made the odd edit to it myself.

But as the disgraceful hatchet job on Jon Stanhope showed it’s a very fragile source of information,

I fear the wiki fiddlers are going to get their hearts broken one day.

Anyway I would definitely say a better place to send your photo’s of suburbs beginning with D is to suburbs@the-riotact.com

OpenYourMind 6:15 pm 08 Feb 07

Yes, and the superior collaborative site that you are contributing to would be???

Thumper 12:59 pm 08 Feb 07

Except the latter is probably more accurate.

S4anta 12:57 pm 08 Feb 07

wikipedia is as helpful as a wet fart on your scrambled eggs.

johnboy 12:31 pm 08 Feb 07

Put not too much trust in Jimbo Wales.

OpenYourMind 12:19 pm 08 Feb 07

Canberra has a Wikipedia article for each of its suburbs. Yarralumla is the pick and has been a Wikipedia featured article.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarralumla%2C_Australian_Capital_Territory

If you have something positive to add or simply a good representative photo of a suburb, why not upload it to Wikipedia.

Canberra also has a group of Wikipedians that work collaboratively on improving articles related to Canberra.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Canberra

bubzie 12:10 pm 08 Feb 07

bah, i forgot all about it! doh.

Danman 11:32 am 08 Feb 07

not to mention PCB oils from long dead transformers used in HF transmission – contaminated soil too 🙂

I think they had a diesel genny in there too – 12 cylinder – I remeber reading that somehere on the internet so it must be true.

I have zoom – its all good.

Al 11:20 am 08 Feb 07

Looking at that first pic just makes me pine those wonderful days before self government when the bureaucrats and engineers running the ACT did such a great job on getting all those nastly little streams beautifully cleaned up with wonderful smooth concrete channels.

Thumper 10:54 am 08 Feb 07

And there is a secret NASA/ USAF/ CIA ufo base under there.

Or so I’ve read… 🙂

Ralph 10:53 am 08 Feb 07

Don’t go in there though as the reason it is fenced off is because it was used to store toxic chemcials for a period of time after the war.

Danman 10:31 am 08 Feb 07

Damn – I was going to take an art/wank night exposure of that old RAFF transmission base on Crace near the open part of the GDE

threeze 10:03 am 08 Feb 07

i love that little shop in Charnwood, always has grog, but every other shelf is empty.

Thumper 9:54 am 08 Feb 07

Damn, where is the ‘Purple House’ JB?

And the burnt out house! That was my fav…

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