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Southside vs Northside 'war' hijacks Wikipedia

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Hipsters, public servants and a lone window-washer reportedly fought valiantly in Canberra's 2013 War of "Indiependence".

North Canberra's Wikipedia page was edited in a creative manner on Tuesday.

North Canberra's Wikipedia page was edited in a creative manner on Tuesday. Photo: Wikipedia

South Canberra has triumphed over the northside and won the war of “Indiependence” according to Wikipedia.

Hipsters, public servants and a lone window-washer fought valiantly in the “2013 War of Indiependence [sic]” according to North Canberra’s Wikipedia page on Tuesday.

The page was creatively edited to include a fictional and entertaining account of Canberra’s civil war.

“The initial battle – between Braddon and the Inner South – saw many hipsters, public servant and a lone, heroic window-washer lose their lives in the Northern fight for freedom,” the page stated.

“What followed were many long months of attrition (including the famous Garema Place Public Art Heist by the South), finally culminating in a brutal defeat for the North after the external forces of Queanbeyan and Fyshwick joined forces with the Southerners following the aptly named Treaty of Bogan-Harlotry.”

While the “Northerners” reportedly lost the battle, “they remain strong on the other side of Lake Burly Griffin, strengthening their resolve with only one thought: The North Remembers.”

Don’t be disheartened Northerners –for what you lack in leafy, exclusive suburbs and roundabouts, you make up for it with hipster Mecca – Lonsdale Street, Zara and the soon to be opened Jamie’s Italian, oh, and friendly window washers.

The “2013 War of Indiependence” entry has since been removed from the North Canberra Wiki page.

14 comments

  • "News"

    Commenter
    couchy
    Date and time
    August 20, 2013, 12:10PM
    • +1.

      Commenter
      nuts
      Location
      here
      Date and time
      August 20, 2013, 1:23PM
  • As a Southsider and a person born here I can say that I would NEVER throw my lot in with Queanbeyan. I'd rather join with the North.

    Commenter
    Izzydolly
    Date and time
    August 20, 2013, 1:08PM
    • I defected to the north in order to avoid joining forces with Queanbeyan.

      Commenter
      HolyShiitake
      Date and time
      August 20, 2013, 6:27PM
    • I would rather team up with Yass, Goulburn or Cooma than team up with struggle town.

      Commenter
      DeepDarkSouth
      Date and time
      August 20, 2013, 8:51PM
  • This whole thing with North and South is absurd. I work in homelessness services and the number of supposedly homeless people who knock back offers of accommodation because 'it's on the wrong side of town' is absurd! We are the most spoilt city in the nation when you look at the fact that there's absolutely nowhere in Canberra where you wouldn't be living within easy walking distance to a primary school and a decent set of shops yet all people do is whinge.

    Commenter
    tigger
    Location
    Canberra
    Date and time
    August 20, 2013, 1:33PM
    • Simple solution. Stop providing this accommodatio. Full stop.

      Commenter
      BBA
      Location
      Banks
      Date and time
      August 21, 2013, 7:51AM
  • Must be a slow news day. Couldn't the north have recruited the highland warriors from Goulboun?

    Commenter
    Richo
    Location
    Canberra
    Date and time
    August 20, 2013, 2:07PM
    • Good to see Yass and Murrumbateman stayed neutral!

      Commenter
      Mark
      Location
      Canberra
      Date and time
      August 20, 2013, 3:42PM
      • Where does the lone window washer pay his share of taxes, oh that's right he is probably on the rocknroll with all the benefits as well.
        As for north or south the whole damn town is as boring as bat !@#$.

        Commenter
        OLD DOG
        Date and time
        August 20, 2013, 5:54PM

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