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Canberra - history, city and attractions

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10 Mar 2008 Listen MP3

This week's program presented (1) celebration of Canberra's 95th birthday on 10th March 2008 - with a brief history of establishing the capital in present location, and (2) reading of an article written by Shaoal Khan on the equal rights of Bangladeshi women - commemorating the International Women's Day on 8 March 2008. This week's program played three beautiful songs by Bangladeshi singers: 'keno bhalobasha hariye jay' by Shubir Nandi, 'e-kaler hit gaan' by Milon Mahmud, and 'je amay mondo bole' by Jatra. The Australian aboriginal music played in the program was taken from audio cassette 'Aboriginal Dreamtimes' by Music World. This week's program was produced and presented by Shireen Ahmad.

Canberra's Naming Ceremony by Lady Denman at Capitol Hill on 12 March 1913 [Photo: National Library of Australia]
07 Jan 2013 Listen MP3

This week’s program, the first in a series of several, to celebrate the centenary of Canberra as the nation’s capital, features an interview with veteran Canberran Bengali architect and urban planner, Shibu Dutta. The interview revealed, among other facts, a very interesting but hitherto little known connection of Bengal with the choice of Canberra as the federal capital in 1908. The popular country songs played in the program are sung by famous Australian country song writers and singers John Williamson and Peter Allen. This week’s program was produced and presented by Obaidul Haque.

The Australian Parliament House in Canberra [Photo: www.aph.gov.au]
11 Feb 2013 Listen MP3

This week's program is the second in a series to celebrate the centenary of Canberra as the nation's capital in 2013. It highlighted the significance of this celebration to Australians reflecting on the purpose, setting, character and symbolism of Australia's national capital. It also presented a description of the programs scheduled for this year long celebration. The songs played in the program were sung by new generation Bangladeshi singers released in 2012. This week's program was produced and presented by Zaheen Rahman.

Canberra celebrates its 100th birthday on 11 March 2013 [Collage: www.canberra100.com.au]
11 Mar 2013 Listen MP3

This week's program is the third in a series to celebrate the centenary of Canberra as the nation's capital in 2013. Broadcast on the day when Canberra is celebrating its 100th birthday, it presented the views of four Canberra town planners about how it grew over the century and how the land, climate and people shaped the national capital to its current vibrant state. The planners interviewed are: Johanna Duck, David Radice, Ravi Singh and Rumana Jamaly. This week's program was produced and presented by Sheikh Lana.

22 Jul 2013 Listen MP3

This week's program presented some tourist attractions of - Canberra - the beautiful national capital of Australia. It described the view of Canberra from Mount Ainslie lookout, the setting of the Australian War Memorial, the grandeur of the Australian Parliament House, and the annual spring flower festival 'Floriade'. The songs played in the program are Remembrance Song, a song by Guy Sebastian, and a song describing Floriade. This week's program was produced and presented by Zaheen Rahman.

National Multicultural Festival 2014 [Photo: multiculturalfestival.com.au]
10 Feb 2014 Listen MP3

This week's program covered the National Multicultural Festival held in Canberra during 7-9 February 2014. The three-day Festival featured culture and history of approximately 80 different cultures. This week's program presented four songs from Australia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Thailand. This week's program was produced and presented by Zaheen Rahman.

(L-R) Mr. Zillur Rahman, Mr. Mir Hashmat Ali and Mr. Jainal Abedin - leading pioneers in building the Canberra Bangladeshi community [Photo: Ehsan Ullah, 1989]
12 Jun 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 1 of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra function commemorating the 21st February Bhasha Shaheed Dibosh [Photo: Ehsan Ullah, 2001]
19 Jun 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 2 of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

Young (now adult) Bangladeshi dancers after their performance at the Canberra annual Multicultural Festival [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
03 Jul 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 4 of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

A view of the Canberra southern suburb of Gordon [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
10 Jul 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 5 (Final) of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.