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Quangers gives us a sundial

By 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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Quangers gives us a sundial
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.

PrinceOfAles 6:46 pm 27 Sep 13

nsn said :

You’re all a bunch of ingrates!

I like it. Thanks, Queanbeyan!

+1 Although ingrates is probably too mild a word.

Raging Tempest 6:35 pm 27 Sep 13

Aww I was hoping for Morty the snail’s twin

switch 6:27 pm 27 Sep 13

Pork Hunt said :

How the McPhuck do they adjust it for daylight saving time?

Twist it over by 15 degrees?

Sandman 6:01 pm 27 Sep 13

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

alllenthough 5:58 pm 27 Sep 13

Somebody should have told them most young people have a phone which tells the time. Many struggle reading an analog watch. But I guess q,beyan population think this little number is very modern, compared to waiting for the cock each morning as qbeyan residents have too.

Pork Hunt 5:51 pm 27 Sep 13

How the McPhuck do they adjust it for daylight saving time?

nsn 4:25 pm 27 Sep 13

You’re all a bunch of ingrates!

I like it. Thanks, Queanbeyan!

voytek3 4:20 pm 27 Sep 13

You’d think they’d give a better present to the place that is the only reason they have flourished.

Mike Bessenger 4:09 pm 27 Sep 13

We give most of the Queanbeyan population a job with out charging them rates and road tax and in return we get a sun dial. Short straw is very short.

spinact 3:59 pm 27 Sep 13

Cheapskates

Mothy 3:59 pm 27 Sep 13

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?

davo101 3:52 pm 27 Sep 13

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?

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