Gillard Lodge

CHRISSY DRINKS AT THE LODGE?

It’s that time again: Christmas drinks at the Lodge for a couple of hundred of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s nearest and dearest friends in the Australian media.

I say “at the Lodge” advisedly. When you go for drinks “at” the Lodge, you rarely go inside the quaint old joint. There’s not actually that much room inside what has become a rather dowdy old pile down at 5 Adelaide Avenue in the Canberra suburb, Deakin.

Even if there was adequate room for all the journos, would she really want us in what is also her home?

It’s worth recalling that Bob Hawke’s Christmas drinks ...

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3 Comments

  • Reply November 26, 2012

    Melissa

    thanks Paul for the personable background about some of Canberra’s buildings. Do you know anything about the story that Curtin preferred to stay at the Kurrajong Hotel?

  • Reply November 26, 2012

    Sam

    I enjoyed this story, thank you! Designing a new lodge? What a fun architecture brief!

  • Reply November 26, 2012

    Katie

    Great article and interesting new pics, thanks Paul!

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