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Canberra Airport – A Pictorial History

By caf - 1 December 2009 10

Over at the Plane Talking blog, Ben Sandilands brings word of the Snow clan’s foray into the bibliographic arts. Ginette Snow (wife of Canberra Airport owner Terry Snow) has released a book entitled “Canberra Airport – A Pictorial History”, which looks like it might be interesting for local history and aeroplane buffs alike.

      Apparently all proceeds from book sales go to the “HOME charity”, “building long term accommodation for the mentally ill” (who have unfortunately chosen a completely un-googleable name).

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      Canberra Airport – A Pictorial History
      Sir Pompously 4:26 pm 21 Jan 10

      Had a quick look at a copy of it we have at work, and it is a decent sized book with some fantastic photos. I remember going out with my grandfather in the mid 90’s when he worked at Ansett, and the photos in there bring back some memories and give you a good idea of how the terminal has (sort of) grown over the years.

      S4anta 1:23 pm 03 Dec 09

      caf said :

      If you knew that it was actually called “Home in Queanbeyan”, sure. The only information I had to go on was that it was a charity called HOME, and it was into housing for the mentally ill.

      try google with +ACT =charity. Expanding booleans is easy

      caf 3:27 pm 02 Dec 09

      If you knew that it was actually called “Home in Queanbeyan”, sure. The only information I had to go on was that it was a charity called HOME, and it was into housing for the mentally ill.

      fgzk 3:05 pm 02 Dec 09

      25 years since I was there. At least it was a two story tin shed unlike Canberra.

      Jenna57 2:33 pm 02 Dec 09

      What’s so hard about googling HOME in Queanbeyan. It comes up straight away!

      Holden Caulfield 2:26 pm 02 Dec 09

      fgzk said :

      Years ago on a trip to Launceston TAS I was told that there was a mix up with the plans of the terminals at the architects. We got the Launceston terminal and they got ours. Is this an urban myth. Comparing the two they did seem to get the better deal.

      Erm, how long is it since you’ve been to Launceston airport? It’s little more than a tin shed.

      Although, last time I was there (April this year) there were a lot of renovations going on. There still didn’t appear to be any plans for a baggage carousel to replace the truck being driven in to collection area though, haha.

      glenroiheights 11:47 am 02 Dec 09

      Looking forward to the monograph on how the Snow clan are ripping resources out of civic in order to build a monument to ego…

      fgzk 11:13 am 02 Dec 09

      Years ago on a trip to Launceston TAS I was told that there was a mix up with the plans of the terminals at the architects. We got the Launceston terminal and they got ours. Is this an urban myth. Comparing the two they did seem to get the better deal.

      S4anta 11:11 am 02 Dec 09

      For those who cant use google… HOME

      harvyk1 10:05 am 02 Dec 09

      I’m personally more interested in the next few years coming than the history of CBR airport. The airport has always simply been a building, and in terms of airports, not an overly interesting one. The history of the airlines (especially the ones which are no longer around like Ansett) I personally think is more interesting.

      The way I see what is happening now is the airport is transistioning from an oversized shed not made of metal to an actual airport. It’ll be nice when for most flights, airbridges are the norm, not the exception as I have many times walked across that tarmac in the freezing cold of a Canberra winter.

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