» Comics - #31: On the Naming of Cities #2 - November 5th, 2013, 1:49 am

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Torino, November 5th, 2013, 1:53 am ( Reply )

- Those are all real suggestions made for Canberra's name. You can read more of them here.
The area where Canberra was eventually founded was apparently called 'Canberry' at first.
Also, Happy Melbourne Cup Day! I didnt end up doing a comic for it again this year, but I did draw a picture on AskMelbourne.

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  ..Syd's hair? ( Reply )

Didn't Syd gel his hair back back in 1913, being the dapper gent?

Yay! Sydbourne! <3 Love Syd's nonchalant expression.

posted by Gilbird (Guest) on November 5th, 2013, 3:01 am

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@Gilbird: He started doing that in the 20s; in the Federation arc his first appearance with his hair completely gel'd back was in 1927.

posted by Torino on November 5th, 2013, 3:36 am

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Ah, my bad :P I'm not complaining, I like his hair un-gelled anyway.

posted by Gilbird (Guest) on November 5th, 2013, 3:51 am

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Ah, Melbourne Cup Day, the only day I watch the races.

posted by Quinis on November 5th, 2013, 3:57 am

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Thirstyville? XD
Civillians are so helpful~

posted by Mastakazam (Guest) on November 9th, 2013, 4:06 am

  Thirstyville ( Reply )

I suspect whoever suggested Thirstyville as a name for the capitol was being sarcastic because the Minister For Home Affairs, King O'Malley, had decided that the capitol should be 'dry'. That is King O'Malley didn't want alcohol to be on sale in the ACT. This idea only lasted until 1928 when the population of the ACT voted to lift the ban. We Canberrans now remember King O'Malley fonly every time we have drinks in the bar named after him in Civic.

posted by Kim (Guest) on November 21st, 2013, 1:50 am

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