Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Royal Australian Mint opened to the public for the first time


Just heard this news report.

When I was in primary school, in the mid 60s, one of the school excursions was to Canberra, Australia's Capital. It was a real adventure, we stayed in a motel overnight. While there we visited Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, and the Royal Australian Mint, amongst other places.

Tonight I hear a news report that the Royal Australian Mint has opened to the public for the first time.

What were we school kids, chopped liver?

Unfortunately they don't give free samples...


Richard Sharpe said...

I remember going in the late 70s/early 80s with my Grandfather. That wasn't even a school trip.

Boy on a bike said...

I went there in the 1980's as well. I have a brochure in the car from the last trip to Canberra from the Mint - we wanted to take the kids, but didn't make it due to lack of time, but it is definitely open.

Maybe they opened on a weekend for the first time? I seem to remember it only being 9-5, Mon to Fri.

Did you hear that report on the ABC?

kae said...

Hi guys
I heard it on free to air, non-taxpayer funded.
Welcome back, Richard!

WV: slopuble
Slo puble
Slop uble

So many applications for that one.

how abot the spit in the corner of Michael Buble's mouth when he sings a slow song?