STONED CROWS – For the second year in a row, over Easter, we attended the Stone The Crows Festival in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. It was an action packed 8 days and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had perfect weather and met some wonderful people. The event is held on the grounds of the Australian Clay Target Association. Ray was fortunate to join a group who were given the opportunity to have a go at shooting the clay targets. This was a sport of his in the UK and he managed a respectable score of four out of five.
Each evening we went to the main hall for the entertainment – wow, did we see some amazing artists! Simon Gillespie sings Peter Allen, Monique Montez singing as Shirley Bassey and Liza Minnelli , Lucky Starr – legend of Australian Pop music, The String family – an amazingly talented Mum, Dad, son and daughter, plus bush poets
Melanie Hall and Susie Carcary from Lightning Ridge.
ABSENT POLITICIANS – We left Wagga Wagga and headed east to Canberra, capital of Australia and the seat of Government. Canberra is a purpose built capital city, located in the Australian Capital Territory in the south-east of New South Wales. It is a planned city, with national monuments, museums, and galleries all built around the large, man-made, Lake Burley Griffin. We were there for two weeks and stayed at the EPIC showgrounds which were just a few kilometres out of the city.
One of the things we were really looking forward to doing was going to Parliament House and sitting in on Question Time – this is when members of the parliament ask questions of government ministers (including the prime minister), which they are obliged to answer. – it takes place on sitting days in both the House of Representatives and the Senate………………HOWEVER………..Parliament was NOT sitting for the month of April!!! We were so disappointed, but we still thoroughly enjoyed the two public tours of both Old Parliament House and new (30 yrs old) Parliament House.
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Enjoyed reading and the pics about Canberra. Although I worked there in the early 80’s – did a couple of stints – I never got to have a real good look around so Canberra is definitely on the bucket list. I too am keen to visit Parliament House when it is sitting so will definitely check sitting times to coincide with visit.
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