Building Commonwealth Bridge – McKie Collection

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-09-2014

Please find attached images taken by a fellow I met years ago by the name of Ian Cooper. Ian told me he was visiting Canberra from Tasmania. He was drawn from his stroll through Civic by the bellow of a two-stroke diesel coming from the Lake Burley Griffin construction site area. He thus walked in the direction of the sound and soon found the source, a Le Tourneau-Westinghouse C-Pull scraper powered by a two-stroke 8V71N General Motors diesel. The 8V71N is known as ‘The Bird Scarer’. The scraper operator noticed Ian’s interest in the machine and decided to put on a show for him. This is one very brave man. This type of machine has no steering wheel as such. It is pointed into the preferred direction of travel via a toggle switch mounted on the dash fascia panel. The operator hangs on to a horizontally mounted bar on the panel aptly referred to as the ‘panic bar’. From the toggle switch, steering is actuated by a maze of electric contacts and breakers along with pinions and ring gears situated in the hitch. With all that water flying around he was surely tempting fate.

I think you will also find the images of the bridges, old and new interesting. Apparently, the large mobile crane pictured working on Commonwealth Avenue Bridge fell over.

I was born in Canberra in 1960 and have seen a lot of changes. I have been around the world, but Canberra, Narrabundah (Narrahollywood) to be precise, is the best place to live, bar none.

Graeme McKie
Sept 2014

Commonwealth Ave bridge looking towards Civic

Commonwealth Ave bridge with crane

Commonwelth Ave bridge from present Regatta Point Site

Kings Ave bridge

Previous Commonwealth Ave bridge

Side view old Commonwealth Ave bridge

Tournapull#1 (Small)

Tournapull#2 (Small)

Tournapull#4 (Small)

View looking towards old Foreign Affairs and Trade building

Harmonie German Club – A Friday Night in Dec 2013

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-12-2013

Images from the Harmonie German Club. Hans at the door, Bucky & Ali Penny discuss the music, Kevin runs the meat raffle, Suzette sells tickets, Jason tends bar, ladies at Knuckles German Restaurant , at  Shanghai Bistro Mr Li clowns it up posing with Shiny.

Ali Penny & friends get the joint jumping, apologies for bad quality images.

A great inexpensive night out

 

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Narrabundah Tyre Slasher

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-11-2013

A or several vandals have been active in Narrabundah for over 20 years, destroying car tyres by spiking the tyre walls. Victims have to replace all tyres damaged that can cost a motza.

The criminal/s responsible for this property damage can only be brought to justice if the community and the police co-operate. All incidents of damage and information must be reported to crime stoppers.

Email from AFP

Email from AFP re Narrabundah Tyre Slasher 7 Nov 2013

Question & Answer in ACTLA on Tyre Slashing Incidents

Question on Slasher in ACTLA

ONCC Inc Request for Community Co-operation

Narrabundah Tyre Slasher 2013

 

 

Narrabundah Votes in Federal Election 7 Sept 2013

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-09-2013

Narrabundah Primary School Hall (Called NECS since 2009) has been the voting venue for residents since 1966. Before this, the Narrabundah Infants School Hall (Now Southside Community Services) was used.

NECS P & C fundraised by providing a great cake stall and sausage sizzle BBQ.for the voters. Website; http://www.necs.act.edu.au/our_community/our_community

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Errol Kavanagh Memorial

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-08-2013

In March 1993 a MiG 15 crashed where the Narrabundah Driving Range now is located. The pilot, Errol Kavanagh and a passenger were killed. There were over 100 children on the playing fields playing baseball. The investigation report is included.

The Errol Kavanagh Memorial has been vandalized and ONCC Inc is requesting TAMS restore or replace the memorial. It would appropriate for the memorial to have some text attached so that the public know something about the tragedy.

Canberra Times 14 March 1993

CT 14 March 1993 – 1

CT 14 March 1993 – 2

Investigation Report

Place Names Determination

Photos of Vandalised Memorial

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Restored Sign Dec 2013

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ACT Election 2012 Issues

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-05-2013

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The following replies were received following requests to address Narrabundah issues. No reply was received from the Canberra Liberals

AMP

Gallagher ALP

Narrabundah Issues for ACT Election 2012 – ACT Greens response

Longstay

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-07-2012

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RESPONSE TO SGS ISSUES PAPER ON THE NARRABUNDAH LONGSTAY CARAVAN PARK

East Lake

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-07-2012

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Eastlake Final Report – ESA Stage 1 (19 Oct 2005) alias

Submission on Eastlake Preferred Option

Is the East Lake Development a Risky Exercise on Contaminated Land3

Submission on the Eastlake Preferred Option

Railway Master Plan

Railway_Masterplan_Report

Social Housing – Arinya St

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-07-2012

8 Arinya St Narrabundah

Draft Planning Strategy

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Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-07-2012

ONCC Sub on Draft Planning Strategy1doc