Daily Archives: February 2, 2010

Queanbeyan 1838

Canberra 1913

PICTURE: The above digital photo was taken in December 2001 (146 years after John Gale’s vision) from the lawns of Parliament House, Canberra, during the “Centenary of Federation–Peoplescape Exhibition,” which celebrated 100 years of Federation in Australia (1901-2001). Annie-Mercy Gale was one of the Peoplescape images. Annie-Mercy bought her own newspaper, “The Observer” in 1894 – and employed her father, John Gale, as editor. Gale used Annie-Mercy’s newspaper to lobby for the Queanbeyan-Canberra Capital Site. 1

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