Bernard Lagan: The Ireland of Australia

By Bernard Lagan In Diary

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14th February, 2013
I once lived in Canberra, the bush capital out in woody sheep country. Many equate the city with politicians only. It arouses derision, even loathing, yet it is a city of worthy public institutions. It has a lush national art gallery, a reflective war memorial and an edgy museum owing much to Wellington’s Te Papa. Colin McCahon’s surly Victory Over Death 2 hangs prominently in the National Gallery – a wry gift made by Robert Muldoon in 1978 as he set out to break down borders with Australia by forging the Closer Economic Relations agreement (CER). The War Memorial reminds ...

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