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The foundation of Canberra

By moneypenny2612 - 6 March 2010 16

The foundation of Canberra as the national capital is what Canberra Day commemorates.

So what’s the story?

Saturday’s Australian includes a potted history which includes some humorous asides about the cool climate (the article is written by one of Senator Lundy’s advisors – not that that is any particular recommendation).

If the rain sets in, some of you might like to peruse the Federal Capital Commission 1926 account of Canberra’s formative years – it can be read here.

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16 Responses to
The foundation of Canberra
georgesgenitals 10:53 pm 07 Mar 10

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

Why don’t YOU go back to where you came from, and stop whining?

georgesgenitals 10:51 pm 07 Mar 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

Isn’t it funny how aboriginies can say this sort of thing (“go back to where you came from”) but if we say the same thing it’s regarded as racist or xenophobic. The double standards are breathtaking. Aboriginal activists spouting this crap are exactly the same as neo-nazis or skinheads. They wanted their country to remain racially pure – no immigration, no multiculturalism, no cultural diversity. Just one race and nobody else allowed in. If that’s not Hitlerian I don’t know what is.

Very well said, and very true.

Mr Evil 5:31 pm 07 Mar 10

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

Yep, and it’s the idiots like you who make indigenous Australians look really stupid.

Kevin said “Sorry”, and Indigenous Australians were suddenly so much better off……..

A Noisy Noise Annoys 4:57 pm 07 Mar 10

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

Isn’t it funny how aboriginies can say this sort of thing (“go back to where you came from”) but if we say the same thing it’s regarded as racist or xenophobic. The double standards are breathtaking. Aboriginal activists spouting this crap are exactly the same as neo-nazis or skinheads. They wanted their country to remain racially pure – no immigration, no multiculturalism, no cultural diversity. Just one race and nobody else allowed in. If that’s not Hitlerian I don’t know what is.

buzz819 4:48 pm 07 Mar 10

krats said :

buzz819 said :

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

A mini invasion of what? There were no buildings, there was nothing really occupying the territory?

I was born in Australia, so where am I supposed to go back to?

If I was to tell you to go back to where your from, would you be happy living in a cave or under a tree, no tv’s, no shops, no Macca’s?

I think it is about time everyone just tried to play nicely, I’m a white Australian Male, I can’t be discriminated against, I can’t be offended by words like you have just sprouted Krats, but if I was to say it, I would be a racist, have a think about that…

I mean I know that Krats is just trolling, but hey, I’m gonna need a bigger boat with how much I wanna take the hook line and sinker..

There was things here,it may not have been “Buildings” as you know them,but to us there was things,plenty of them.you didnt see them then and you cant see them now.living in a cave/under a tree was at least LIVING.as far as shops go who (except the likes of you…)it appears you and your kind need them.TV,shops and maccas are not REQUIRED for survival,you white bastard.you may well be a “white Australian male”.but I/we were here FIRST and will still be here when you are nothing but history,in a very bad period for us.

PS;how we used to get a bigger boat was to find a bigger tree.(not go to shops and buy one!)use rocks as sinkers and a small fork from tree to MAKE hook.

I was gonna make a reply, but then realised that hey, he can complain all he wants, history is well the history. The Europeans still got a cool country…

Richard Bender 4:26 pm 07 Mar 10

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

Does this mean the Ngunawal will go back to Lake George and give the Ngarigo their land back?

trevar 4:22 pm 07 Mar 10

Pima said :

Krats, someone would have invaded you guys sooner or later whether you like it or not. It could have been the Americans, Chinese, Japanese, French whatever. Also had we not come along you guys would still be stuck in the stone age and as I already said, someone else would have arrived and they may have treated you guys worse then we did. Think on it!!!

And had that happened, it would only be the invader that would be different, and we should still have to have another public holiday…

Pima 1:32 pm 07 Mar 10

Krats, someone would have invaded you guys sooner or later whether you like it or not. It could have been the Americans, Chinese, Japanese, French whatever. Also had we not come along you guys would still be stuck in the stone age and as I already said, someone else would have arrived and they may have treated you guys worse then we did. Think on it!!!

krats 8:19 am 07 Mar 10

MWF said :

You must be my kid’s teacher. He spouted the same mouthful this arvo when I told him Monday was a public holiday.

You sound like an ignorant and uniformed fool to me.do some research (in books at library,you must remember these things and places.don’t you?)about what you did to us on your arrival here.and how you lied and stole our land,language,and way of life.I will not go as far to say/mention our KID’S.KEVIN said SORRY.you give it a go..DARE YA…DOUBLE DARE YA…

trevar 8:06 am 07 Mar 10

buzz819 said :

A mini invasion of what? There were no buildings, there was nothing really occupying the territory?

Rubbish. By the time they laid the foundation stone there were huts and tents all over the place, and these were scattered amongst all the pre-federation buildings. Surely Canberra’s Invasion Day should be celebrated on the anniversary of J.J.Moore’s settlement on the Molonglo a hundred years earlier…

But Krats is right: we should have a public holiday to celebrate Invasion Day as well. Anyone know exactly when Lt. Moore arrived? How about the day after? I’d like a four day weekend…

😉

krats 7:48 am 07 Mar 10

buzz819 said :

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

A mini invasion of what? There were no buildings, there was nothing really occupying the territory?

I was born in Australia, so where am I supposed to go back to?

If I was to tell you to go back to where your from, would you be happy living in a cave or under a tree, no tv’s, no shops, no Macca’s?

I think it is about time everyone just tried to play nicely, I’m a white Australian Male, I can’t be discriminated against, I can’t be offended by words like you have just sprouted Krats, but if I was to say it, I would be a racist, have a think about that…

I mean I know that Krats is just trolling, but hey, I’m gonna need a bigger boat with how much I wanna take the hook line and sinker..

There was things here,it may not have been “Buildings” as you know them,but to us there was things,plenty of them.you didnt see them then and you cant see them now.living in a cave/under a tree was at least LIVING.as far as shops go who (except the likes of you…)it appears you and your kind need them.TV,shops and maccas are not REQUIRED for survival,you white bastard.you may well be a “white Australian male”.but I/we were here FIRST and will still be here when you are nothing but history,in a very bad period for us.

PS;how we used to get a bigger boat was to find a bigger tree.(not go to shops and buy one!)use rocks as sinkers and a small fork from tree to MAKE hook.

Thumper 10:51 pm 06 Mar 10

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

It’s good to see that tolerance is alive and well in society….

buzz819 6:36 pm 06 Mar 10

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

A mini invasion of what? There were no buildings, there was nothing really occupying the territory?

I was born in Australia, so where am I supposed to go back to?

If I was to tell you to go back to where your from, would you be happy living in a cave or under a tree, no tv’s, no shops, no Macca’s?

I think it is about time everyone just tried to play nicely, I’m a white Australian Male, I can’t be discriminated against, I can’t be offended by words like you have just sprouted Krats, but if I was to say it, I would be a racist, have a think about that…

I mean I know that Krats is just trolling, but hey, I’m gonna need a bigger boat with how much I wanna take the hook line and sinker..

MWF 6:13 pm 06 Mar 10

krats said :

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

You must be my kid’s teacher. He spouted the same mouthful this arvo when I told him Monday was a public holiday.

krats 5:16 pm 06 Mar 10

“Canberra Day” as you “whites”call it is just a mini invasion day.Go back where you come from…

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