Tag Archives: Australia

Vietnam Veterans Day

Today is Vietnam Veterans Day in Australia, so here is a picture of the Federation Guard marching in Canberra during the Battle of Binh Ba anniversary service in 2009 (you can find it on other sites these days, but it’s actually my mother’s photo).

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Binh Ba was one of Australia’s major victories in the war, and it was one of the last operations my father was part of before returning home.

Over sixty-thousand Australians served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1972.

Christopher Heaney Australian Army Vietnam War 1968 1969 IMG_0078

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Happy Birthday to the National Library!

The National Library of Australia, on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin here in Canberra, was opened by Prime Minister John Gorton on this day in 1968.

Happy 50th Birthday!

Enlighten Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 11th March 2017 National Library of Australia Canberra Women's History Reflection Night

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Canberra Cockatoos

Cockatoos in Canberra late this afternoon. There were dozens on the line, but only a few could fit in the shot at a time!

Cockatoos Winter Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Birds Australian Birds Australian Animals 7th August 2018

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos Winter Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Birds Australian Birds Australian Animals 7th August 2018

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Seagulls in Canberra

Seagulls on the lake’s edge in Canberra this sunny winter afternoon.

Seagulls Sunny Winter Afternoon Lake Burley Griffin Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 4th August 2018

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Saturday Afternoon in Canberra

The lake, with Back Mountain and the tower behind it, in Canberra on this sunny Saturday afternoon.

Sunny Winter Afternoon Lake Burley Griffin Black Mountain Tower Canberra AUstralia Sonya Heaney 4th August 2018

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Just a few kangaroos…

We have a serious kangaroo issue around Canberra. There are even dead kangaroos (hit by cars) on the grounds of Parliament House.

This is the grass around the Royal Australian Mint (where Australia’s money is made). Every time we go past – day or night – there seem to be more kangaroos than the time before.

I’m always stunned to see people in other parts of Australia getting excited when they see a kangaroo in the wild for the first time. They need to come to Canberra! Many of us find them in our own gardens!

Kangaroos near the Royal Australian Mint Canberra Australia Night Christopher Heaney July 2018

Kangaroos near the Royal Australian Mint Canberra Australia Night Christopher Heaney July 2018 2

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Sunny Canberra

Here’s another shot of the National Library of Australia here in Canberra from Friday afternoon.

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