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Red Hill

Red Hill

Red Hill is a leafy Canberra suburb with just over 3200 people, about 5km south of the city. I rode the bike there today and climbed the hill, which offers fantastic views over Canberra to the north and Woden to the south. It's hard to believe you're so close to Australia's Parliament and the capital city of a nation when you're walking scrubby [...] Read more

Lake Burley Griffin bike ride

Lake Burley Griffin bike ride

Today I rode the full 28km circuit of Lake Burley Griffin for the first time. There is a sealed path most of the way, with just a couple of small road sections and one brief stretch of gravel. I started at Kingston and rode through the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve to reach the Molonglo River and started circling the lake in an [...] Read more

Old Parliament House

Old Parliament House

Canberra's original Parliament House on King George V Terrace was built in the 1920s and served as Australia's legislature from 1927 to 1988. The building was designed by John Smith Murdoch, the first Commonwealth government architect. He was asked to design a provisional building intended to serve as a parliament for 50 years. The modest [...] Read more

Moving to Canberra

Moving to Canberra

I finished up this week at my temporary job with Territory Generation. In a couple of weeks I'll be starting as Senior Journalist with the Canberra Times. Since I started working in media at the Bairnsdale Advertiser 30 years ago I've always enjoyed writing and reporting. There have been lots of changes. Typewriters made way for computers and [...] Read more