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1927 servicemen's camps camps opening parliament

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 8:26 PM

In May 1927 three tent camps were erected for the servicemen who came to take part in the opening ceremonies on the 9th of the Federal Parliament in Canberra. An article published in the Canberra Times about these camps has been placed in the CAMP SECTION  of this web.  Another camp, not mentioned in this article is the police camp which was in the area of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra near Flynn Drive and Block 1 (now further subdivided) Section 128 Stirling Park Yarralumla which has been set aside for development.  This block has stone arrangements that cover an area of the land from Alexandrina Drive back about 150 metres.  These stone arrangements have been documented.  The detailed information about these arrangements can be found in the National Library in Canberra.  General reference to the Nguanwal scarred trees and stone arrangements are found in HIDDEN CANBERRA web http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/historyofcanberra.htm 

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