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Something for the Cotter freaks

By johnboy 15 October 2008 12

ACTEW are running a competition for who has the most bucolic memories of hanging out at the Cotter:

    Entries are encouraged from across the community. To enter, draw, paint or write in 100 words a response to one of the following:

    • What object would you place in a time capsule in the new Cotter Dam and explain why it sums up the Cotter area for you?
    • Write or draw about a memorable time you’ve spent at the Cotter.
    The three best entries will each receive $200 in gift vouchers to be spent around Canberra on events, exhibitions, tours, attractions and accommodation packages.

    Entries to be emailed to or posted to:
    Cotter Competition, Water Security Major Projects, GPO Box 366, Canberra ACT 2601.

Entries close 29 October

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ant 10:44 pm 15 Oct 08

gaaah! That mental image is worse than the pooh.

At least a pooh doesn’t go “raarrarrrrarrarrraaaraaah”.

Bungle 10:21 pm 15 Oct 08

I think they should use your story Ant. I can picture Stanhope reading out that last sentence.

ant 9:39 pm 15 Oct 08

I am not sure they’d like my story. It was in the 70s, and my very progressive school decided to head to the Cotter. I realise now that our hippy teachers and some parents wanted to attend the festival that was on there, and figured it’d help us on our journey to hippydom. But anyway.

We got there (primary school age kids) to find the place packed, and every one was NAKED. Turns out it was some kind of festival of the sun or some damn thing, attended by the Friends of teh Earth. Who were all naked. They all had tents and stuff, and various organised hibby-esque activities going on. And they were all naked.

Well, we went around and looked and after a while got used to all the wobbling around, and by the end of the day some of the kids had even taken the plunge and stripped off completely!

My parting memory though is that someond had done a large pooh on one of the river stones.

Mr Evil 4:31 pm 15 Oct 08

barking toad said :

Maria Doogan’s report

Nah, that’s already been buried by Stanhope!

p1 4:25 pm 15 Oct 08

Abseiling head first down the dam wall at 1am to celebrate a friends 21st birthday?

barking toad 4:21 pm 15 Oct 08

Maria Doogan’s report

tylersmayhem 3:26 pm 15 Oct 08

Was that in bad taste?

tylersmayhem 3:24 pm 15 Oct 08

I think a graphical representation of “heading off to the Cotter” might be classes as non-family classified?!

fnaah 3:18 pm 15 Oct 08

Could the capsule itself be an Orchy bottle?

Skidbladnir 2:55 pm 15 Oct 08

I could write or draw some of things I’ve gotten up to at the Cotter, but they won’t be things you’d want to show to a bunch of corporate sponsors, or repeat the stories into a microphone.

AG Canberra 2:36 pm 15 Oct 08

“A memorable time spent at the Cotter”

G or R rated?

captainwhorebags 2:19 pm 15 Oct 08

I’d like to have my last water bill placed in the time capsule.

It’s a reminder of how ACTEW rewarded customers for using less water by increasing the cost of said water.

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