Sunday, January 9, 2011


I have read that the pronunciation of Canberra's name was to be decided by however Lady Denman pronounced it at the naming of Canberra ceremony held on the 12th March 1913.

I suppose the most common pronunciation for Canberra I have heard over the years from visitors is Can-ber-rah. Personally my family pronounced it as Can-brah. This article from 1926 concludes with the pronunciation as Canb'ra. Pretty close...

The Mercury - 1 May 1926

National Library of Australia

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Dave
    As an old (former) Canberran, it is delightful to find your Blog. Thanks
    I used live half way along Anzac Parade, in Reid, smack in the middle of your masthead photo.
    Denis Wilson


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