March 12, 1913

Mar 12 1913

March 1913
Wednesday 12
Dull day. Showery.
Miss Barraud called &
stated that the property
they had inspected would
not suit & they would wait
till later on.
Not much doing. Beat C
Winchester & Wilkerson at chess at night.
Ceremony of christening
the commonwealth capital
Canberra which is just
being laid out on Jervois
Bay Australia was perform
ed. Lady Denman did the
christening, Lord Denman laid
1st foundation stone, Right Hon
A Fisher the 2nd & Hon K O’
Malley the 3rd. Governor General,
Federal Prime Minister & fed minister
for Home Affairs respectively.

WDT March 12 news