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North-South Divide, or 10 things I like about…

By rosebud - 22 August 2008 93

Top 10 things I like about the Northside:

— Walking up to Mt Ainslie from behind the War Memorial, particularly when the Balloons are up and there is snow on the mountains
— Dickson pool in summer
— Lonsdale St trendy shops
— Corroboree Park trees
— The Dendy
— Bollywood Marsala Indian takeaway at Dickson
— The AIS learn to swim program (I love the idea of kids learning to swim at an elite athlete college!)
— Cycling to work in 10 minutes…downhill!
— Gorman House
— Not living in Weston Creek!

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North-South Divide, or 10 things I like about…
lux 5:53 pm 22 Aug 08

I fail to see the legitimacy of this argument. Northsiders want to lord it over Southsiders because “we have Gorman House”? Southsiders prefer it because “we have two Hoyts to choose from”???

Christ, you don’t own something because it’s on your side of the lake. Canberra’s really not that big, and we have those things…. um…. what are they called? Oh yeah, Bridges, that enable the fine folk from the North to visit the South (and vice versa) any time they like, at minimal cost to their petrol budget and time schedule.

peterh 5:43 pm 22 Aug 08

Jack Dorf said :

It’s all northside really.
One is the fantastic northside of Canberra and the other is the dreary northside of Cooma.

fantastic northside of canberra?

really, if it was so great, i would have stayed there.

so would my parents.

but no, we all moved as soon as possible to the friendly southside.

Jack Dorf 5:41 pm 22 Aug 08

It’s all northside really.
One is the fantastic northside of Canberra and the other is the dreary northside of Cooma.

NH 5:30 pm 22 Aug 08

They have the Charny Carny though…

CHARNY CARNY!

peterh 5:24 pm 22 Aug 08

NH said :

Well, good point. They are pretty much everywhere. Kambah and Weston Creek are brimming with bogans and so is Civic.
Can you guess where I live 😀

bogan capital is still charnwood. being stabbed over a bbq chook – absolute boganity.

um, northside?

NH 5:20 pm 22 Aug 08

Well, good point. They are pretty much everywhere. Kambah and Weston Creek are brimming with bogans and so is Civic.
Can you guess where I live 😀

peterh 5:11 pm 22 Aug 08

NH said :

Northside is good because:

It has an arcade
Theres lots of nice places to eat
Its easier to get to most events/friends from (nearly everyone I know seems to be a Northsider)
More happens
Less bogans

Southside is good because:

Kambah Village has metal sheep and its handy
There are lots of ovals and nice places to walk
Close to Woden and Tugg shopping centres
Less yuppies

northside has less bogans??

where are you living??

NH 5:06 pm 22 Aug 08

Northside is good because:

It has an arcade
Theres lots of nice places to eat
Its easier to get to most events/friends from (nearly everyone I know seems to be a Northsider)
More happens
Less bogans

Southside is good because:

Kambah Village has metal sheep and its handy
There are lots of ovals and nice places to walk
Close to Woden and Tugg shopping centres
Less yuppies

Granny 4:52 pm 22 Aug 08

Yankee Doodle versus Johnny Reb

bubzie 4:50 pm 22 Aug 08

10 things i like about southside.
(Or, the first ten things that spring to mind.)

1. It’s not northside!
2. We dont have a pathetic excuse of a road called the gungahlin drive extention.
3. We’re closer to the snow.
4. We dont have Charnwood, where people get stabbed going to the local takeaway. Our only comparisation, Kambah, stuff like that doesnt happen. Clealy we’re better.
5. Where did the kangeroo cull happen? Belconnen. Down our way, that’d never happen.
6. Point Hut Crossing. It’s such a better place to watch the sunset.
7. Dendy is an overpriced consumeristic piece of shit. Hoyts is cheaper!
8. The tuggeranong parkway is named after Tuggeranong. Not Belconnen. Clearly whoever named it was a southsider?
9. We have only one Krispy Kreme, compared to the two that you lot have. So, clearly, we like our arteries the way they are over here more.
10. We’re not as close to frigging queanbeyan as nothside is!

Cletus 4:24 pm 22 Aug 08

– Having nothing to do with the smackies in civic and adjacent suburbs
– Not living in south central charnie
– Working from my home
– National library, gallery
– Not having the 2nd rubbish dump (I mean, the new museum)
– National parks

peterh 4:06 pm 22 Aug 08

Spitfire3 said :

Canberra Stadium is a very short drive away from my and my family’s homes. Makes for a great sunday arvo.

it is a short drive from my home too. tuggeranong isn’t that far, really.

Spitfire3 4:03 pm 22 Aug 08

Canberra Stadium is a very short drive away from my and my family’s homes. Makes for a great sunday arvo.

peterh 3:59 pm 22 Aug 08

10 things I like about the southside:

– not being northside
– mates in belco can’t be bothered visiting me
– being walking distance to the burns club
– being able to go to indian affair in phillip, or have them home deliver to me.
– new stores opening in kambah – even a coffee shop!
– many other northsiders are here too
– 2 hoyts to choose from
– close to kambah home brew shop
– neighbors who are up for a chat all the time
– my house has increased in value

FC 3:43 pm 22 Aug 08

Top things I like about the southside.
– Not being northside..
– being walking distance to point hut crossing, where you AND your dog can go for a swim in summer
– Being able to watch the sunset/sunrise over the mountains
– Not living near any large flat complexes
– more affordable housing
– Vegetarian house at Tuggeranong
– quick drive to being away from any houses
– the fact that I live there makes its all the more a desirable place to live..

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