The Canberra Times has a piece on a “group of prominent Canberrans” teaming up to talk to the Canberra Times about their objection to proposed large memorials to the 20th century’s world wars on Rond Terrace.
On the one hand I object to the notion that history is complete and now we’re just arranging memorial furniture. Empty commemorative spaces for future conflicts can, in their way, speak more eloquently than other memorials.
On the other hand any group bonging on about “Walter Burley Griffins’ vision” are either historically ignorant, or fraudulent charlatans. (To say nothing of the self-congratulatory nature of “Prominent Canberrans”)
So it’s hard to decide which side to stand with on this one.