A renewal of an acquaintance

We visited Canberra last weekend as a surprise for our younger daughter’s birthday.  While we were there we had a family day out at one of the historical properties in the Australian Capital Territory. There are not many historical properties as the ACT has a very short history in the scheme of things as Canberra…

Money makes the world go round. . . . .

We were recently in Canberra for a day and we paid a visit to the Royal Australian Mint. The picture above is the entry that we used when we visited with our children many years ago.  We were now visiting with our granddaughter and we were surprised to find that this is no longer the…

Tuesday Travels. . . A Canberra attraction that is often missed by tourists

Canberra, as our nation’s capital, has many attractions for the tourists but one which is perhaps not as well known as the others is the National Archives. . . . “We are the nation’s memory – a living collection of government records illuminating our history and identity.” It is an unprepossessing building which in its…

Tuesday Travels. . . .National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

“Look into the eyes of over 400 people who’ve shaped the nation at the National Portrait Gallery, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin.” On a recent visit to Canberra that is exactly what we did.  There was a particular part of the gallery devoted to an exhibition of Women in Focus. This Gallery…

The National Arboretum

While I was in Canberra I paid a visit to the National Arboretum.  My daughter and I were going there for lunch, which I might say was delicious. There is a wonderful play area for children at the Arboretum. There is also a wonderful gift shop with many unusual items to give as gifts. I…