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Nineties nostalgia: The Boardroom Belconnen

By Bam Bam - 23 April 2008 34

Off the back of the recent “Best and Worst canberra bands” post, here’s a couple of bits of footage of the Boardroom in Belco March 6th 1999. The bands featured are Load and Headvendormachine and there’s members of Retroflex jumping around in the crowd too. Garry Peadon of the Greenroom is also in there sporting his sleek short back and sides hairdo. The venue is now long gone having been part of the Cameron Offices which were torn down. many crazy nights were had here. It was sad to see it go.

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Nineties nostalgia: The Boardroom Belconnen
S4anta 2:04 pm 23 Apr 08

i owe you a barcadi breezer for that one! Maelinar can have the champers.

Thumper 2:03 pm 23 Apr 08

Damn, bloody good insult….

S4anta 1:48 pm 23 Apr 08

just like the one between your legs thumper.

Thumper 1:21 pm 23 Apr 08

Norths, another little club that I’d forgotten even existed.

S4anta 1:19 pm 23 Apr 08

Something about the Labour club killing off smaller clubs near it, ala Northies etc etc etc.

p1 1:17 pm 23 Apr 08

I think the clubs name was the Benjamin Club.

I knew it started with a “B”. I was working in Benjamin offices, and I didn’t know it existed till some work mates took us there for a schnizel and schooner for lunch. Which was actually good value. But I am not surprised it went bust since they never had any advertising that I saw, and the Churches centre was pretty isolated for the time the new Immigration building was being built.

S4anta 1:13 pm 23 Apr 08


I think the clubs name was the Benjamin Club. I miss the Boardroom, one of the places that enabled me to start my distinguished career as serial court antendee/minstrel/jester.

Absent Diane 12:54 pm 23 Apr 08

yup that was it.

tap 12:51 pm 23 Apr 08

I used to love the boardroom. My old band used to play there heaps. It was good for all college bands to have a place like that.

p1 12:42 pm 23 Apr 08

I think the club that existed for a while was called the “Belconnen Club”.

The big Neon “Boardroom” Sign is still on the back of the Churches Centre. Would love to fire it up, see if it still goes…

Thumper 12:41 pm 23 Apr 08

The Boardy was great. Played there a few times and went and saw many others play there as well…

Absent Diane 12:31 pm 23 Apr 08

yeah there is nothing where the boardy was now… there was another pub for a bit… (pokies/pub food etc) but certainly was no boardy!

Bam Bam 12:28 pm 23 Apr 08

u huh. Shows that I haven’t been there since these vids.

If you click on the “Entertainment & the Arts” category Les, you’ll see the post.

Tonka 12:26 pm 23 Apr 08

Actually the Boardroom hasn’t been torn down.

It was in the Churches centre which is still standing.

Although i go past it almost every day, I’ve never really bothered to look and see what it is now.

I’m sure at one stage it was part of a club, but I have a feeling that the club went bust and I think it’s just an empty space now like the Terminus Tavern in the city which has remained vacant since the Gypsy Bar moved.

Sad for both venues really.

Les Lozenger 12:22 pm 23 Apr 08

Hey Bam Bam

Do you have a link to the “Best and Worst canberra bands” post?

That’d be an entertaining read.



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