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Exhibition Park[edit]

Exhibition Park is regarded as being in Mitchell; by Australia Post anyway. (User:Canberranone 9 March 2009)

It is regarded as being in Mitchell by many people and organisations - that doesn't make any of them correct though. Take a look at the ACT's own mapping products such as ACTMAPi and you will see that Lyneham includes Exhibition Park and the Racecourse. MartinL-585 (talk) 00:36, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

The "Sullivans Creek" Wetland[edit]

The main rain stormwater inflows into the 2012 Lyneham Wetland actually comes down the (smaller) open concrete channel under Northbourne Avenue from Hackett's/Dickson's gutters into stormwater drains. Sullivans Creek is contained in a larger open concreted channel from near the Yowani Golf Course flowing southwards towards Lake Burley Griffin. Sullivans Creek flows inside a newly-constructed covered section under the now grassed-over area east of the Archery field, and under the Mouat Street road bridge, and then across the southern dam-wall's end of the Wetland. (in the 1960s, Sullivans Creek's concreted channel section only went up as far as Mouat Street, which then was the Barton Highway to Yass. North of that road bridge was unformed natural creek-bed.) The Wetland overflows into Sullivans Creek. Strictly speaking, the Wetland is not ON the original (main) water-course of the Sullivans Creek. Rather, the Lyneham Wetlands is on the junction of that smaller creek joining into Sullivans Creek just north of the Wattle Street road bridge.. Large concrete stormwater tanks to store the recycled water drawn from the Lyneham Wetland containment, have been built adjacent to the Lyneham Primary School for field irrigation of Lyneham's sports Ovals. There are also the 100-year-flood-containment levee banks that were constructed along the northern side of Mouat Street, as well as the stone flood-control walls built behind homes fronting the Creek, down near Fox Place. There is another less far scenic containment in the system, back upstream from the Wetland, in the Dickson channel beside the playing fields south of Antill Steet. (talk) 13:05, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

I probably wrote the bit about the wetlands, which I walk past most days. I suppose I was using the expression Sullivans Creek to refer to various watercourses, but I agree that the wetland is not on the main channel of Sullivans Creek. Whether or not the wetlands provides a worthwhile improvement in water quality, it clearly improves the character of the suburb.--Grahame (talk) 14:05, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

THE ARTS LINKS of Lyneham : related Marbles, Bronzes, Paintings, etc..[edit]

Lyneham is named after a Tasmanian, Sir William Lyne, the premier of NSW from 1899 to 1901. There is a three-dimensional white marble bust of Lyne's head and shoulders (among other notables' busts carved in marble or cast in bronze) in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Parkes ACT. The NPG includes bronze by Mackennal, after whom the Street was named. (There is a very notable Mackennal north of the Stone of Remebrance at the A.W.M.) See in the National Gallery, large Lambert 'selfies', (another Street name in 'old' Lyneham), and Cossington-Smiths too (North Lyneham). Perhaps a slight expansion of the Article's reference to Street-Names, might simply observe that notable examples of homaged (now a new verb) Artists' works can be seen at various Canberra institutions ? (talk) 22:16, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

1958-59 Aerial Photograph - ACT Archives collection[edit]

There is a wonderfully detailed aerial picture taken from somewhere over the then northern corner of 'old' Lyneham, looking back towards Mount Ainslie and the A.W.M.. The mainly 'Canberra Reds' brick and interspersed with some 'monocrete' "Govvies", and the privately-built homes are still under construction in places. On some blocks the sections had as yet no houses at all (e.g., up in the Lambert and Earle Streets area, near 'Magpie Hill'). In others, the paling fences have yet to be finished. A Canberra Bus of the time is going back to Civic, having just left the route's then Terminus turn-around at the junction of Archibald and Mackennal (the Drivers' toilet was not yet built; and since demolished anyway). That bus-turn-around explains the shape today of that intersection in Archibald Street. Sullivans Creek is concreted in between St. Ninian's and the two new public schools, etc., etc.. The Shops of 'old' Lyneham were not yet constructed. see - (talk) 22:44, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

It is a good picture, but unfortunately it is tagged with cc-nc (non commercial), so we cannot use it here unless we can show that the immge is actually public domain. Since you say it is 1958/9 it is not automatically PD due to age. But if it was taken by a government agency, and published at the time it would be PD due to crown copyright expiry after 50 years. (However USA may not recognise this. ) So if you can work out who took the picture then we can possibly use it. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:07, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Does wiki itself have a commercial purpose ?
Isn't this relevant -
under the tab "Some rights reserved". Isn't the definition of flickr put up by the ACT Archive, demonstrably in the Public Domain.
I am happy enough to have flagged it and to have provided some commentary upon its contents.
Perhaps GB will feel obliged to delete some/all of this for fear of anyone-else enjoying it ?
The Lyneham Community Association Incorporated informative open-space advocacy Twitter page uses it, seemingly without any attribution.
See - @Lyneham_ACT121.127.214.32 (talk) 06:40, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
The link to the license is correct. It is legal to put it on Wikipedia, but it is against the policy here. The idea is that commercial entities can also copy Wikipedia. People posting pictures on twitter is not a problem for us, and it would be ACT government that could complain they were not attributed! I won't be deleting anything at this point because I do not know of any problem uploads! Any photo taken in Australia before 1955 is public domain and does not need attribution. If it was published by the government before 1965, then it will also be in the public domain. But if the publication is first done on flickr with that CC-NC-2.0 license, then that is what applies. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:27, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, GB. You say - " It is legal to put it on Wikipedia, but it is against the policy here."
Addressing your specific suggestion, kindly consider the quote from -
Might this following text copied from there possibly satisfy the doubt you cite as CC-NC-2.0 -
flickr We are uploading photographs we have on file to our ArchivesACT flickr page and also linking them to Trove: Australia in Pictures flickr group. This will make our images searchable through Trove: Pictures, photos, objects. .. You can view the page by clicking on the flickr logo in the footer menu of this website.
My copying the flickr Link above included my including reference to the picture's having been sourced from ACT Archive material, and now with that confirmation that their flickr source was indeed provided by the ACT Archive to the public-flickr/NLA_Trove-domains [plural], as well as that they name the pictures as "our images", then I can only wonder (rhetorically, if you need) why would "here" be seemingly more preciously concerned about [say] unattributed copying of those images, when arguably the ACT Archive itself evidently is rather more 'relaxed and comfortable' ?
Thanks for your being a 'here' counsel. I do hear what you are saying. .. (talk) 21:57, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
What the problem is, is the -NC- bit in the license. That means non-commercial. Wikipedia does not allow images with this license. You yourself can use them though, if you are not selling them. I have no doubt that the flickr account genuinely belongs to the archive. Also thanks for pointing it, as I have found many other great photos and maps. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:40, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Demograpics - 2602 Income Data[edit]

Income data have recently been made a available by the ATO, disaggregated by Postcodes. All of Postcode 2602 data, which includes Lyneham, are available. The data might be cited, suitably qualified. All taxpayer-residents of 2602, including Lyneham's, were about $10,000pa 'richer' than the Australian average, but 2602 overall is far less affluent on these measures than [say] the far 'richer' suburbs across on the Southern side of Lake Burley Griffin. See - The disparity in average incomes between the 'richest' and the 'poorest' Postcodes nationally, is "enormous" - some $155,000pa. That means that the +$10,000 2602 margin over the national Averages, is only slight. (talk) 14:28, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

"Tocumwal" homes are in (old) O'Connor[edit]

Not sufficiently clear about footnote [5] in this Article - relevance to St Ninian's Church, Lyneham ? See reference: 5. "The Tocumwal Archive". ACT Heritage Council. Retrieved 22 November 2010.

<ref>{{cite web | url = | title = The Tocumwal Archive| publisher = ACT Heritage Council| accessdate = 22 November 2010}}</ref>

  • I have removedit as it does not appear to be relevant.--Grahame (talk) 09:20, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Lyneham Community Association Inc.[edit]

A Lyneham Community Association has been formed earlier in 2015. See This lobby group has formally linked itself to the non-government consultative North Canberra Community Council - see The first goal of the Association is nominally to protect and enhance "open space" in Lyneham ACT, particularly following and currently associated with Development Applications (one withdrawn, one pending) by the Brindabella Christian College Lyneham campus, which some see as encroaching upon the oval to the south of that College. There is a wide range of views about those DASs - from the residents moderately dissatified with the public consultation processes, to the NIMBY end of the spectrum asserting there is theft of public property, and some implying a contempt for Private schools' education. There are various churches and religious institutions already of long-standing in 'old' Lyneham, including - [. three different Buddhist Temples, [. what was the Sisters of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic convent/residential studies centre ( later to become the (Saint Mary) McKillop House and Conference Centre (, [. St. Vlodymyr's Ukrainian Othodox Catholic church, and [. St Ninian's Uniting Church, [as well as across from the local shopping centre, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (i.e., technically on the O'Connor side of Wattle Street). . (talk) 04:08, 15 May 2015 (UTC)