What’s happening down south?

anonymous gungahlian 12 October 2009 24

Is it just me, or is there lots of crime and anti-social behaviour going on around  Richardson, Chisholm, Calwell lately?

The Shops by smperris.Our local shop at Richardson, Canberra by Foxlow Snapper.

I seem to think that there is a surge in crime with so many articles in the newspapers and police reports on The RiotACT.


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Tooks Tooks 7:36 pm 23 Oct 09

They’re not gangs, they’re little cowards who hang around in groups trying to be tough.

BabyGirl1574 BabyGirl1574 7:32 pm 17 Oct 09

There is a southside youth gang which is ever growing and getting more people…

2604 2604 11:35 pm 14 Oct 09

Cletus 2 said :

I reckon inner south or inner north (not too close to the city) are the best areas in Canberra. But I wouldn’t call them paradise or utopia either.

Not in terms of crime – I’d say that Griffith/Red Hill/Kingston/Bundah and Braddon/Ainslie are about as bad as it gets in that department!

Danman Danman 11:08 am 14 Oct 09

Place name Search

There ya go Al 🙂

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:26 am 14 Oct 09

Oh for a link button on the comment window…

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 8:28 am 14 Oct 09

^ Ha! Champagne comedy.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 6:27 pm 13 Oct 09

No, no, no. ‘Hill’ is a mistranslation of ‘mount’, and ‘little Rocky’ was the guy’s cousin. So ‘gungahlin’ is ‘the house where some white guy mounts his little cousin Rocky’.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 3:35 pm 13 Oct 09

H1NG0 said :

Nothing wrong with Gungahlin. Crime is pretty minimal compared with Belconnen and out Tuggers way.

Jeez Hingo don’t go tell everyone!

WMC: yawn…

Feature Name GUNGAHLIN
Gazettal Date 26 February 1992
History Aboriginal word for “white man’s house”, but also said to mean “little rocky hill”. The area was originally spelt “Goongarline”. (Ref: Lyall Gillespie 1992), “Ginninderra – Forerunner to Canberra”.)
Commemorated Name GUNGAHLIN
Origin Named after the Aboriginal word ‘goongarline’, meaning “little rocky hill” or “white man’s house”.

From ACTPLA’s <a href="http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/tools_resources/maps_land_survey/place_names/place_search?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuYWN0bWFwaS5hY3QuZ292LmF1JTJGUGxhY2VOYW1lcyUyRlBsYWNlRGV0YWlscy5hc3B4JTNGb2JqZWN0SUQlM0Q1MzkyOSZhbGw9MQ%3D%3D"place name search.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 1:51 pm 13 Oct 09

And so we can conclude that Gungahlin is entirely peopled with criminals. It’s not like they’d go around robbing each other.

Did you know that ‘gungahlin’ is Ngunnawal for ‘place where people marry their cousins’? True story. 😉

H1NG0 H1NG0 12:58 pm 13 Oct 09

Nothing wrong with Gungahlin. Crime is pretty minimal compared with Belconnen and out Tuggers way. In fact, the only new graffiti I have seen out Gungahlin way is bored kids writing “Southside Pride” on the KFC building.

Cletus 2 Cletus 2 12:44 pm 13 Oct 09

misshelly said :

Cletus 2 where do you live… oh superior one

At the moment I live in Weston Creek. It’s not particularly great, but I don’t see why you think I’m the superior one — I’m not the one bragging about living in a utopian paradise. Where do you live?

I reckon inner south or inner north (not too close to the city) are the best areas in Canberra. But I wouldn’t call them paradise or utopia either.

AG Canberra AG Canberra 12:27 pm 13 Oct 09

Geez – if only these ‘crime statistics’ were factored in when calculating land values – my rates would be heaps cheaper!

Maybe we just report more goings on – the Northsiders don’t even bother letting anyone know if they’ve been punched in the face or had their wheels nicked….

ahappychappy ahappychappy 12:22 pm 13 Oct 09

Wow, do you make random, out-of-nowhere assertions very often?

Thuggers is hardly as bad as it used to be? The kids just aren’t as smart as they used to be!

busgirl busgirl 7:20 am 13 Oct 09

No surge AG…that’s pretty normal for deep south Thuggeranong…

…All those babies who gave Nappy Valley it’s name 20 years ago have grown up and are now rebels without a cause…don’t throw stones Gungahlin…your turn will come.

Chop71 Chop71 7:08 am 13 Oct 09

I have a friend who lives in Richardson and he says he doesn’t even lock his doors at night. He figures that theives would be too afraid to rob his house due to the threat of him actually catching them. Maybe living in a tough suburb is actually safer for those who live there.

ie Don’t shit in your own nest theory.

Personally, it’s a messy nest imo.

misshelly misshelly 3:24 am 13 Oct 09

Cletus 2 where do you live… oh superior one

Cletus 2 Cletus 2 11:21 pm 12 Oct 09

grunge_hippy said :

YES! our super cunning plan is working. make it look like tuggers is the scurge of the earth to our northern neighbours!!

Well then you’re doing a great job.

grunge_hippy said :

meanwhile we live in utopian paradise, where we have trees that block the winds, no heavy machinery clogging our roads and driving past our houses that were built too close to roads, beautiful mountains to gaze at, we can take a crap in our toilets without the neighbours hearing or seeing, no mc mansions that look tacky and tasteless and we have roads that have more than one lane out to other parts of canberra.

I envy you if you think Tuggeranong is a utopian paradise. Don’t ever set foot out of there, and you’ll die a happy man.

As far as Canberra goes, out Gungahlin way is pretty nasty but the Deep South isn’t that much to brag about in comparison.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 9:11 pm 12 Oct 09

YES! our super cunning plan is working. make it look like tuggers is the scurge of the earth to our northern neighbours!!

meanwhile we live in utopian paradise, where we have trees that block the winds, no heavy machinery clogging our roads and driving past our houses that were built too close to roads, beautiful mountains to gaze at, we can take a crap in our toilets without the neighbours hearing or seeing, no mc mansions that look tacky and tasteless and we have roads that have more than one lane out to other parts of canberra.

hazzah!

misshelly misshelly 8:52 pm 12 Oct 09

“Is it just me, or is there lots of crime and anti-social behaviour going on around Richardson, Chisholm, Calwell lately?”

It’s just you.

bd84 bd84 8:51 pm 12 Oct 09

Richardson, Chisholm and Calwell aren’t exactly the best suburbs…

Though I haven’t heard the regular police chase through the valley late on a Friday/Saturday night these holidays. The kiddies must be busy breaking into people’s houses instead.

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