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Quangers gives us a sundial

johnboy 27 September 2013 32

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Chief Minister Gallagher has put forth word that the Arboretum is now host to Queanbeyan’s gift to this fair city, a sundial:

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today joined the Mayor of Queanbeyan, Councillor Tim Overall, on top of Dairy Farmers Hill to unveil the latest addition to the National Arboretum Canberra and Queanbeyan’s gift to the national capital for its 100th birthday.

“I am pleased to accept the gift of an armillary sphere sundial from our close neighbour, Queanbeyan, in celebration of Canberra’s Centenary and Queanbeyan’s 175th birthday,” the Chief Minister said.

“Queanbeyan played a crucial role in supporting Canberra during its establishment and lobbying for Canberra to become the Australian National Capital.

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Masquara 4:27 pm 29 Sep 13

poetix said :

ausbradr said :

It’s has more function than some of the random art around our city. Love it.

Yes, it is vital that all art has a function beyond being art.

If only the Skywhale could shout out a weather forecast, hm? (That is sarcastic, in case you need that spelt out.)

This sundial looks very interesting though, and beautifully made.

I think pleasing people, confronting people & inviting people to think is kind of “functional” though …

poetix 2:17 pm 29 Sep 13

ausbradr said :

It’s has more function than some of the random art around our city. Love it.

Yes, it is vital that all art has a function beyond being art. If only the Skywhale could shout out a weather forecast, hm? (That is sarcastic, in case you need that spelt out.)

This sundial looks very interesting though, and beautifully made.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:07 pm 29 Sep 13

Ever since this thing was unveiled I’ve noticed the flight patterns of the pigeons in my suburb have been disturbed. Also, there’s an ominous, low hum that’s well below ambient noise, but I can hear it anyway and it makes me want to hit children. Why did they build this dangerous machine so close to houses? It’s more green propaganda.

Stevian 8:00 pm 28 Sep 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Anyone got the time?

If you’ve got the money

ausbradr 5:29 pm 28 Sep 13

It’s has more function than some of the random art around our city. Love it.

GardeningGirl 5:28 pm 28 Sep 13

I like it too! Thank you Quangers!

Holden Caulfield 1:07 pm 28 Sep 13

Anyone got the time?

Masquara 11:56 am 28 Sep 13

Thanks Queanbo! Lovely pressie!

Masquara 11:55 am 28 Sep 13

Mothy said :

Am I the only one finding the large tree that features prominently in these photos indicative of what we think of being given a sundial?

Yes, I would think you are the only one.

Deref 8:07 am 28 Sep 13

I love it! Thanks Quangers!

davo101 said :

The sundial tells Local Apparent Time, or solar time, which is different from Eastern Standard Time.

Marvellous. So all I have to do to use it is memorise the equation of time and add 4 minutes. Couldn’t we have something nice like this?

🙂 I didn’t know that.

FXST01 7:38 am 28 Sep 13

PrinceOfAles said :

nsn said :

You’re all a bunch of ingrates!

I like it. Thanks, Queanbeyan!

+1 Although ingrates is probably too mild a word.

+1

breda 6:08 am 28 Sep 13

I like it. Sundials are an excellent example of how scientific knowledge has developed. And, as others have said, it’s certainly preferable to the excresences commonly described as “public art.”

Thanks, Queanbeyan.

Holditz 9:45 pm 27 Sep 13

Ooh, so can Cooma, Goulburn and Yass give us a mini Stonehenge?

milkman 8:46 pm 27 Sep 13

Sandman said :

Wow, what negativity. Can’t understand why outsiders think Canberra is full of stuck up wankers.

+1. Tossers.

Meconium 8:16 pm 27 Sep 13

Very true, Sandman. At least it’s not public art that everyone seems to hate.

PantsMan 7:54 pm 27 Sep 13

Yeh, Bunnings has got great stuff.

kumadude 7:46 pm 27 Sep 13

I agree. Just because I bring a shiv to work doesn’t mean my coworkers can be give me heaps about stealing the car wheels all the time.

Ronald_Coase 7:25 pm 27 Sep 13

Sandman said :

Wow, what negativity. Can’t understand why outsiders think Canberra is full of stuck up wankers.

We’ve just as many wankers. We’re just tired of subsidising your rates! Care to make a contribution?

Innovation 7:16 pm 27 Sep 13

nsn said :

You’re all a bunch of ingrates!

I like it. Thanks, Queanbeyan!

It’s a very nice gift. I hope at least some of the negative comments here are tongue in cheek. If people can’t manage to think of a positive comment at least look at it as public art that we haven’t spent several hundred thousand dollars on and/or that doesn’t look like a phallus.

miz 7:14 pm 27 Sep 13

I think the sundial is just lovely, and as a Canberran, thank you to Queanbeyan which, after all, was here first. I have no idea why others are being so ridiculous.

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