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Doszpot says visit the Tharwa ghost town

By johnboy - 23 March 2009 22

Steve Doszpot IS urging you to spend money in Tharwa.

    “In the space of a few years the Tharwa community has endured Bushfire threats, the debacle that surrounded the closure of their bridge – literally cutting them off from the rest of the ACT for far too long.

    “They have even lost their Primary School which was their community meeting point.

    “The community is resilient, but it can only take so much. Galleries are now closed, business has suffered and the morale of the township is at an all time low.

So what’s there to actually do on a visit to Tharwa?

What’s Your opinion?


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22 Responses to
Doszpot says visit the Tharwa ghost town
Felix the Cat 9:17 pm 23 Mar 09

There’s a model aeroplane club a couple of kms up the road (past Cuppacumbalong).

bubzie 8:41 pm 23 Mar 09

There is like, what, the shop, and the bridge.

And that is all.

I had a gaytime there.

😉

BerraBoy68 7:40 pm 23 Mar 09

Skidbladnir said :

I have no problem with Doszpot mentioning Tharwa, as frankly ACT Labor haven’t done anything for them in years.
And it will be nice to see how ACT Labor react.

But as far as heavy-hitting criticism of the ACT Government goes, its not much.

Not sure that’s what Steve’s intent is. Tharwa is in his electorate so he’s likely trying to help out some of those he’s responsible for, especially in harsh economic times. Sounds entirely reasonable to me.

I think there are one or two excellent nurseries and cafe’s up along that way, you just have to look to find them. I think I’ll make a point of taking the wife and kids up there for a treat next weekend.

As for Sammy @ #7, other than having a dig at a election slogan, your personal experience of Steve would be what exactly? I’ve had reason to be in contact with his office quite a bit of late and am very happy to have done so. As a person whose family have traditionally voted labour, I find myself fast becoming a fan of his. It’s hard to believe for a politician but he actually cares about issues and doesn’t big note himself in the media for the work he’s doing.

Granny 7:27 pm 23 Mar 09

That’ll teach Val to disobey them when they tell him not to bulldoze stuff before the bushfires hit.

Thumper 6:57 pm 23 Mar 09

Skid has got a point. ACT Labor have not only have neglected Tharwa but at times seem to be actively trying to destroy it.

GardeningGirl 6:47 pm 23 Mar 09

Shame about Cuppacumbalong, that used to be a lovely place to visit. Is there anything there now?

deezagood 5:56 pm 23 Mar 09

The massive gas turbine power station should liven things up a bit.

Skidbladnir 5:37 pm 23 Mar 09

I have no problem with Doszpot mentioning Tharwa, as frankly ACT Labor haven’t done anything for them in years.
And it will be nice to see how ACT Labor react.

But as far as heavy-hitting criticism of the ACT Government goes, its not much.

Sammy 5:11 pm 23 Mar 09

Tosspot by name, tosspot by nature.

Perhaps we could all drive down there and do some grafitti art. Then Tosspot’s mate can come and clean it off.

p1 5:07 pm 23 Mar 09

I recall one I got a phone call at about 9am from some friends. They had left northside for a climbing trip, got a few Kms south of Tharwa when the Gemi threw a fan belt (resulting in stop of said Gemini).

They got a ride back into Tharwa, called me, and proceeded to drink.

When we arrived in Tharwa a few hours latter with a fan belt, they had drunk the general store out of their brand of choice, and were well on the way to drinking it out of the whole beverage. This is the only time I remember anyone buying anything from the store.

(Disclaimer: This anecdote does not include any ducks).

Igglepiggle 4:27 pm 23 Mar 09

You can throw rocks in the puddles (oops river).

Trunking symbols 4:25 pm 23 Mar 09

I’ve only ever seen one business in Tharwa (the general store) and I think that’s run by Val Jeffery.

neanderthalsis 4:25 pm 23 Mar 09
Jivrashia 4:02 pm 23 Mar 09

Tharwa… now that’s a very tiny community…!

Could it simply be a large extended family?

Primal 3:34 pm 23 Mar 09

I suppose the trip through the Deep South (of Tuggeranong) to get there could be exciting…

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