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Debating our ‘national obsession’ – Anzac forum

MANNING Clark House in Forrest is a great centre for alternative intellectual debate in Canberra as its coming Anzac forum, “Reflections on the Centenary of World War One,” will doubtless confirm. The purpose of the forum, the organisers says, is to explore the question of how we should be commemorating the First World War. Historian […]

New owners for Benedict House

IN what she billed as  the “Changing of the Guard at Benedict House,” retiring owner of the historic Queanbeyan former convent, Kate Shelton, yesterday introduced the young couple who will take over running the popular café and arts facility. At a party to say thank you to her loyal customers, kitchen-hands,  gardeners, produce suppliers and […]