Images of Canberra – Canberra Labor Club – keeping it classy?

johnboy 19 November 2008 22

I spied the outside of the Labor Club while in Belconnen on the weekend, frankly I was astonished.

With the lack of good bars in Belconnen (honourable exception being the Pot Belly) does keeping up appearances cease to matter?

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22 Responses to Images of Canberra – Canberra Labor Club – keeping it classy?
farnarkler farnarkler 7:30 am 21 Nov 08

Why hasn’t the strip of land between red rooster or whatever it is nowadays and the water police station been built on? A decent architect could transform that area into a really nice waterside walk with nice cafe’s, bars and restaurant. Build it in European style, say Lake Como and you’d have somewhere to stick a big finger up at the smarmy gits in Manuka.

Granny Granny 10:53 pm 19 Nov 08

I think Bruce must wear canbruh coloured glasses.

: )

miz miz 10:46 pm 19 Nov 08

How did I miss this contribution to canbruh culcha! Except (and it’s a small bone to pick) where are the overflowing bins at fadden pines, the dusty, shadeless suburban playgrounds and the graffiti-ed bus shelters along weed lined roads?

Granny Granny 10:37 pm 19 Nov 08

Well, the Newcastle song is a classic although I will never love it like I loved Rak off, Normie! although sadly I will probably never hear it again. I look for it everywhere, as it is a part of my 1970s heritage.


However, I suspect that the Canberra song will not achieve quite the same modest success ….

miz miz 10:17 pm 19 Nov 08

What’s the Canberra song? Pardon my ignorance . . . but I am curious. Is it like the Newcastle song?

Granny Granny 10:10 pm 19 Nov 08

Bruce Murray, infamous composer and lyricist of the Canberra song, would enjoy having a bit of a squiz at that I reckon.

miz miz 10:05 pm 19 Nov 08

“one large tatty suburb” – yup. [ But if you want to ‘live in Canberra’, we all live on shady tree-lined avenues a mere stroll from LBG! er – Not]

Granny Granny 9:19 pm 19 Nov 08

I have also heard good things about the Ha Ha Bar. I was supposed to meet some people there last night but we had to call it off in the end.

dragonflygal dragonflygal 7:21 pm 19 Nov 08

johnboy said :

threeze said :

johnboy, have you been to Ha Ha Bar, down by the lake yet?

No… which lake? And what am I looking for?

Down on Emu Bank, near Wok it Up on Lake Ginninderra… Ha Ha Bar is great, just what Belco needs… They do a great brekkie or lunch, and it’s a bar at night time…

trevar trevar 7:00 pm 19 Nov 08

There’s nothing missing from the sign: it’s the ‘berra labor club! Haven’t you ever heard this town called the ‘berra?

Sean78 Sean78 2:15 pm 19 Nov 08

I am surprised its not named the ‘Kremlin’ although, it could be worse. It could be full of sleazy white shoe wearing Tories, busted arsed real estate agents, Volvo driving stiffs and all those Freddy Freemasons.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:47 am 19 Nov 08

At least it’s consistent – sh1thole on the outside, sh1thole on the inside.

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 10:57 am 19 Nov 08

wishuwell: you know, I’d be very surprised if Mr Snow hasn’t already considered, or is still considering, plans for a hotel and/or casino on site.

wishuwell wishuwell 10:38 am 19 Nov 08

Captainwhorebags, that gives me an idea. If I ever get to purchase my own airport instead of filling outlying buildings with crappy shops that no-one goes to I’ll build some pockie barns full of hundreds of machines. I wouldn’t have to comply with any state or territory laws (wonder if that means I wouldn’t have to pay gaming tax)and the whole place would feel like some kind of off-shore casino.

johnboy johnboy 10:37 am 19 Nov 08

threeze said :

johnboy, have you been to Ha Ha Bar, down by the lake yet?

No… which lake? And what am I looking for?

threeze threeze 10:35 am 19 Nov 08

johnboy, have you been to Ha Ha Bar, down by the lake yet?

seekay seekay 10:34 am 19 Nov 08

This whole town looks like one large tatty suburb.

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 10:23 am 19 Nov 08

They’d sell the building and open a warehouse full of pokies if they could keep the punters coming in.

Dante Dante 10:10 am 19 Nov 08

Two panels off their sign missing? The ‘Can’ bit been gone since I left Belconnen 4 years ago.

Thumper Thumper 10:08 am 19 Nov 08

Ah, dive, that would be…

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