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Celebrating 100 years of Canberra

Over at the Centenary Of Canberra website [1] (which occurs in 2013), they are asking for ideas on what they can do to celebrate the 100 years of Canberra.

They want virtually any idea that celebrates Canberra in some way, and brings attention to Canberra, so I gave them my suggestion.

Seeing as all of our past and present chief ministers are so excited about this (and presumably being well paid to administer it), they should be the feature attraction. We could have them all stand on top of each other on top of the flagpole on City Hill, they could even stand there all day on the celebratory day, which would surely bring in the media attention. It would quickly become one of the odd stories that radio shows love.

Those crazy Canberrans have dispensed with the customary birthday cake and singing, in favour of standing on each other. The chief ministers have stood on top of each other on top of a flagpole for a whole day….I know it gets cold in Canberra, but if that’s how they plan on bringing the sun closer….


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#1 Comment By John B1_B5 On October 8, 2005 @ 9:09 am

Yes, I notice even Kate & Rosemary are quite enthusiastic about this ‘100 years thing ‘ !
I don’t know about standing on top of each other — perhaps ‘lining them up’ as a feature attraction would be the way to go .
It could be done in a ‘sideshow alley’ type presentation, where locals and visitors pay an entry fee to go inside the tent to see all the past Chief Ministers lined up in a row . ( That would raise money for the ACT Government as well ) .
A man outside the tent would shout through a megaphone — “Hurry, hurry, hurry ! Come and see all the past Chief Ministers for only $5 ! Step right up ladies and gentlemen ! Don’t miss this once-in-a -lifetime-chance ! Hurry, hurry, hurry ! “

#2 Comment By John B1_B5 On October 11, 2005 @ 8:29 am

Make that admission price 50 cents !