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Tim Ferguson coming to look at his plaque

By johnboy - 18 September 2012 11

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Canberra CBD are letting it be known that the public can peer at Tim Ferguson peering at a memorial to himself tomorrow at the intersection of City Walk and Petrie Plaza:

The plaque sits within the Civic Memory Quilt at the intersection of Petrie Plaza and City Walk, where the Doug Anthony All Stars regularly busked in the late 1980’s.

Canberra CBD Limited CEO Stephen Gregory is pleased to see Tim Ferguson acknowledging the plaque. It is good to also see Tim getting in just ahead of the centenary year celebrations.

“The Doug Anthony All Stars are an iconic part of Canberra’s history, so it’s fitting that their contribution to Canberra is commemorated in the civic memory quilt.

“Public art plays an important role in the Canberra CBD and it is great to have a notable Canberra native like Tim Ferguson endorse this, even if it is somewhat overdue,” Mr Gregory said.

The plaque will be commemorated by Tim in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site tomorrow (Wednesday 19 September) at 3pm.

Founding member of the Doug Anthony All Stars Tim Ferguson said, “It’s embarrassing. We forgot about our own memorial! I blame Richard and Paul.”

Ferguson is also in town promoting his award-winning live theatre show, “Carry a Big Stick”, on 19 October at the Canberra Theatre.

For the confused the Civic Memory Quilt is this thing:

civic memory quilt

And let’s take the chance to remember when all the world was young:

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11 Responses to
Tim Ferguson coming to look at his plaque
bronte 8:23 pm 19 Sep 12

How long has that plaque been there? It was already in place when i moved to Canberra 12 years ago…

mezza76 9:20 am 19 Sep 12

Masquara said :

shirty_bear said :

Canberra native? A friend of mine back in the day claimed to have gone to school with him in Bathurst.

Brilliant show they used to put on in Garema though. Maybe Bathurst is to Canberra as New Zealand is to Australia; when they produce a good’un, we’ll claim them.

Well just ask Robyn “Gormless, Talentless & Illiterate” Archer. I guess if someone who visited Canberra for five minutes is “Canberra diaspora”, then someone born in Victoria could well be a “Canberra Native”.

Despite the fact he is born in NSW.

LSWCHP 11:22 pm 18 Sep 12

Holditz said :

LSWCHP said :

By comparison, there are gigs from the same era that I paid lots of money to attend that I have no recollection of whatsoever.

Possibly because you were dead drunk afterwards? 😉

Ahh….yes….on at least one occasion. 🙂

Holditz 10:46 pm 18 Sep 12

LSWCHP said :

By comparison, there are gigs from the same era that I paid lots of money to attend that I have no recollection of whatsoever.

Possibly because you were dead drunk afterwards? 😉

LSWCHP 8:21 pm 18 Sep 12

I saw these guys busking many times back in the ’80’s and they were truly brilliant. I can actually remember several individual performances quite clearly, and that was 30 years ago. By comparison, there are gigs from the same era that I paid lots of money to attend that I have no recollection of whatsoever.

Masquara 6:23 pm 18 Sep 12

shirty_bear said :

Canberra native? A friend of mine back in the day claimed to have gone to school with him in Bathurst.

Brilliant show they used to put on in Garema though. Maybe Bathurst is to Canberra as New Zealand is to Australia; when they produce a good’un, we’ll claim them.

Well just ask Robyn “Gormless, Talentless & Illiterate” Archer. I guess if someone who visited Canberra for five minutes is “Canberra diaspora”, then someone born in Victoria could well be a “Canberra Native”.

Spykler 4:50 pm 18 Sep 12

shirty_bear said :

Canberra native? A friend of mine back in the day claimed to have gone to school with him in Bathurst.

Brilliant show they used to put on in Garema though. Maybe Bathurst is to Canberra as New Zealand is to Australia; when they produce a good’un, we’ll claim them.

Definately a Narrabundah College student at the very least.

Skidd Marx 4:38 pm 18 Sep 12

DAAS are an unwanted reminder of my pretentious Uni days.

mezza76 3:11 pm 18 Sep 12

shirty_bear said :

Canberra native? A friend of mine back in the day claimed to have gone to school with him in Bathurst.

Brilliant show they used to put on in Garema though. Maybe Bathurst is to Canberra as New Zealand is to Australia; when they produce a good’un, we’ll claim them.

It’s Canberra – we’re usually all from somewhere else originally.

For the record – he lists Blayney, New South Wales as the hometown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Ferguson

shirty_bear 2:43 pm 18 Sep 12

Canberra native? A friend of mine back in the day claimed to have gone to school with him in Bathurst.

Brilliant show they used to put on in Garema though. Maybe Bathurst is to Canberra as New Zealand is to Australia; when they produce a good’un, we’ll claim them.

Disposable 12:51 pm 18 Sep 12

Thanks for the plug JB. I’ll be there for sure.

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