In 2014 Ernest Gilbert Wilson, aka Uncle Peter wrote his autobiography. It is a great true story about a man who lived an amazing life. Ernie passed away peacefully at Greenslopes Hospital on Sunday, 27 March 2016. The rest...Read More
Author: Ernest Wilson
I picked up the phone and was told that there had been an explosion at the Cinema Centre in Canberra and that a man had been killed. We were asked to investigate. The picture below shows the Old Cinema Centre in the centre of...Read More
Robert Menzies was prime minister of Australia from 1949 to 1966, and was Australia’s longest-serving prime minister. Gough Whitlam led the Labour Party to power for the first time in 23 years at the 1972 election. He went...Read More
My first job in Canberra with the Bureau of Mineral Resources was logging drill core during the investigations for a dam that would turn the Canberra floodplain into a lake as envisaged by Walter Burley Griffin. The Canberra...Read More
Googong Dam lies to the south of Queanbeyan, NSW, and is a water supply dam for Canberra. Googong Dam is a minor ungated earth and rock fill dam with a clay core and a concrete chute spillway plus a nearby 13 metres (43 ft) high...Read More
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