Come and join us in Canberra! (Promote like it’s 1973)

jessieduck 13 July 2011 24

come and join us in canberra

PDF GOLD! This has been doing the rounds at my husbands work.

I don’t like writing stories but I thought the RiotACT could enjoy this.


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astrojax astrojax 2:06 pm 14 Jul 11

smiling politely said :

astrojax said :

i wonder when ian finally succumbed to a hair cut – maybe 1976? or did he eschew the nascent punk influences and keep his bogan glory for decades?

Don’t knock it bro – I had hair like that but cut it off before I moved here. Looked a lot while Jesus while I had the locks but that was ok. Though I seemed to attract a lot of Catholic girls – when I moved here I had to leave a nice Catholic girl back in the old town and she wrote me a letter saying she was going to join a nunnery. True story.

🙂

deye deye 1:52 pm 14 Jul 11

Skidd Marx said :

Anyone know if that’s Casuarina Sands or Pine Island pictured (or neither)?

Isn’t it Kambah Pool ?

smiling politely smiling politely 12:50 pm 14 Jul 11

astrojax said :

i wonder when ian finally succumbed to a hair cut – maybe 1976? or did he eschew the nascent punk influences and keep his bogan glory for decades?

Don’t knock it bro – I had hair like that but cut it off before I moved here. Looked a lot while Jesus while I had the locks but that was ok. Though I seemed to attract a lot of Catholic girls – when I moved here I had to leave a nice Catholic girl back in the old town and she wrote me a letter saying she was going to join a nunnery. True story.

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 12:41 pm 14 Jul 11

If the picture set follows a logical sequence then the next picture of Ian would show him smoking a dart in bed.

Anyone know if that’s Casuarina Sands or Pine Island pictured (or neither)?

astrojax astrojax 11:50 am 14 Jul 11

i wonder when ian finally succumbed to a hair cut – maybe 1976? or did he eschew the nascent punk influences and keep his bogan glory for decades?

miz miz 10:58 am 14 Jul 11

Check out the nudie pencil holder on page 3. I doubt that would go down well these days!

Overheard Overheard 9:31 am 14 Jul 11

The Sundown drive-in, over Narrabundah way.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 10:26 pm 13 Jul 11

So where was the 2nd drive-in? Page 6 reckons there will be 9 picture theatres, including two drive-ins…I remember going to the Starlight drive-in out past Watson as a kid in the 80’s, but was there a second one somewhere else at some stage?

gentoopenguin gentoopenguin 10:04 pm 13 Jul 11

I vow to wage a one-person campaign to bring back the sock-sandal combo displayed on page 6 in the Woden Plaza shot. Some fashions should never die.

JessP JessP 6:38 pm 13 Jul 11

It must have been fun living in the residences in those days given they were full of people in the same situation (and probably the same age) as you! Most people who come to Canberra now complain of the loneliness of not meeting people…these places were great for that!

MWF MWF 4:41 pm 13 Jul 11

It only took the Canberra Times until 4.29pm to get this story online 😉

laughtong laughtong 4:04 pm 13 Jul 11

Please note the Library barcode on the front cover.
Where else but your helpful Departmental Library are you likely to find relevant material going back more than a couple of years.
Probably the Library that digitized it for you as well.

NoAddedMSG NoAddedMSG 3:11 pm 13 Jul 11

I had 5 different people from 5 different workplaces and several different cities send me this in a two hour window this morning. The Gowrie Private Hotel pictured is now Fenner Hall, and the bookcase shown in the bedroom picture are still exists at Fenner.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 2:48 pm 13 Jul 11

velveteenrabbit said :

I am particularly suspicious of her lovely colleague “Ian” – he doesn’t look shy to me 😀 seems a bit of a laydeez man…

Although with hair like that he may be more interested in personal grooming than the laydeez.

JessP JessP 2:32 pm 13 Jul 11

Done the rounds here today. Ian would be in the sh*te for his behaviour……trapping the poor girl by the book case. He’d be done for sexual harrassment before his coffee went cold now days…..

But the guy with the side burns is HOT!

velveteenrabbit velveteenrabbit 1:29 pm 13 Jul 11

I am particularly suspicious of her lovely colleague “Ian” – he doesn’t look shy to me 😀 seems a bit of a laydeez man…

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 12:22 pm 13 Jul 11

YetAnotherBlowIn said :

Overheard said :

Caption competition anyone?

“It was the laundry just here in Reid. The idiots actually put my woollen jumper in the dryer! Still, can’t let it go to waste….”

+1 lolz

YetAnotherBlowIn YetAnotherBlowIn 12:11 pm 13 Jul 11

Overheard said :

Caption competition anyone?

“It was the laundry just here in Reid. The idiots actually put my woollen jumper in the dryer! Still, can’t let it go to waste….”

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:43 am 13 Jul 11

Ahh the glorious days when the men did the thinking and the women did the typing.

If the women portrayed stuck it out in the APS, the secretary is now probably a Deputy Secretary (I think I saw the same powder blue pants suit and hat in DEEWR the other day) , the stenographer a cave dwelling IT program manager and the typist on compo with RSI.

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