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Celebrate 100 years of Canberra Engineering!

By Barcham - 31 July 2013 0

Someday we’re going to run out of things in Canberra for us to celebrate “100 years of…” but that day is not today.

Today Shane Rattenbury is celebrating the capitals engineers by releasing copies of A Century of Canberra Engineering. A publication about, you guessed it, engineering in Canberra.

“Produced by the Canberra Division of Engineers Australia to mark Canberra’s Centenary, A Century of Canberra Engineering chronicles the city’s development and will be distributed to all libraries in the ACT and Queanbeyan as well as all secondary schools and colleges,” said Mr Rattenbury.

“Featuring almost 1000 photographs, the 300 page book tells many inspiring stories of the roles that individuals, organisations and companies have played in the building of Canberra and traces many of the engineering projects that are now part of this great city.

“I am pleased to accept this publication on behalf of the ACT Government in the Centenary year. It is fitting that those who have played such a significant role in Canberra’s creation should be recognised in such a significant way.

“Without the work of the many engineers who have helped to make many visions a reality, then Canberra would certainly not be the wonderful city that it has become.”

More information about the publication and the events making up Engineering Week can be found here: www.makeitso.org.au/aew.

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