Sally of the Century: Canberra's Centenary blog

As the capital celebrates its 100th birthday, Centenary reporter Sally Pryor will have a finger on all the Canberra Centenary trivia, as well as keeping you up to date with the latest news and events. Feel free to buzz in with your questions (or answers) any time. Ready? Let's play!

A glimpse of the old ANU

Sally Pryor Oh, I just love a good then-and-now photography project!

It's the little things that make us Like Canberra

Sally of the Century, Centenary blog

Sally Pryor The Like Canberra campaign – the campaign, that is, not the whole website debacle – has really got us thinking over here at the paper.

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Centenary room offer makes good cents


Sally Pryor As of Monday, the Canberra City YHA was offering 100 beds at 100 cents for stays in March, an offer that, not surprisingly, was almost sold out by Wednesday.

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It's vintage Canberra, darling

Photos of unidentified Canberrans circa 1970s, supplied by National Film and Sound Archives. From the Film Australia collection.

Sally Pryor Our first thought, over here at The Canberra Times office, was, how can we get our hands on one of these t-shirts? They’re just so busy, and kitschy and enthusiastic – just what we want to see when...

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Opening a CANberra of WORMS (and comments)

Tim Ferguson.

Sally Pryor There’s so much happening that I’ve had no time to post all the tidbits about the centenary I had planned. Because I’m busy trying to make sure everything is covered.

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Celebrate, in the bedroom

The Centenary condoms wrappers.

Sally Pryor The centenary team just wants everyone to get some this Valentine's Day - centenary-branded condoms, that is.

The arboretum will grow on you


Sally Pryor I’ve been writing a lot about the National Arboretum this week, not surprisingly. But despite a touch of arboretum fatigue, I just love that place.

Exploring the brave frontier of a new name for the ACT


Sally Pryor Continuing on last week’s naming theme – Frontierland, anyone? – a comment on the Canberra naming story from Ray caught my eye.

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What's in a name? Plenty of thought, or so it seems

Naming Canberra

Sally Pryor It’s weird to think that this city wasn’t always going to be called Canberra. We were almost called Myola, Federalia or Pacifica. Imagine!

It may not be an old city, but photos paint a rich history


Sally Pryor Who says Canberra doesn't have a history?

Let's help make Like Canberra a whole lot more likeable

Like Canberra

Sally Pryor OK Canberra, after a moment of mouse-induced rage, it’s time to get constructive. And I'm hoping you can help.

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Championing at the bit for more centenary information

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Sally Pryor Well, at least I’m not the only Centenary Champion out there – the Centenary team has just announced that it will be training up key staff in Canberra hotels to keep guests up-to-date ...

Like Canberra? Yes. Like Like Canberra? Not one bit

Facebook-style 'dislike' like button illo.

Sally Pryor I may be a born-and-bred Canberran, but I’ll always stick the boot in where it’s needed. To wit: the Like Canberra website. I don’t like it.

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It is time ... Canberra's time - to party!

Centenary banners

Sally Pryor The Centenary banners had a strange effect on me when they first went up a couple of weeks ago – the year of the Centenary is upon us! Finally!