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