That being said, I personally believe a number of Conservatives were FAR too distracted by the rioting that they ignore the main purpose and message of BLM. They miss that the overwhelming majority of protests were peaceful (93% is the number I often see) and that systemic racism is very real and bending a knee during a National Anthem is not loud enough of a message to incite any real change. Even saying that there are two factions for BLM: maybe you could pose it this way, but these two factions are no where near equal in size..
3/19/18 LANDMARKS COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s) to the BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Recommendations: The small plaque should not have been uninstalled without an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness and that an application should be submitted by the Common Council . Upon the approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove the small plaque , the Commission suggests that the plaque be offered to the WI Veteran ‘s museum and the WI State Historical Society and not to private individuals. The motion passed on a voice vote.
With more than 30 historic books on the capital published in the last 23 years, Foskett has long been passionate about unearthing Canberra’s rich and “unique” social and urban history and at 84 years of age he’s showing no signs of slowing down.Foskett’s latest book, “Caring for the Community Rain Hail or Shine The History of District and Community Health Nursing in the ACT”, is to be launched in March as part of Canberra’s centenary.The book’s printing is funded by the ACT Government under the Heritage Grants Program and will provide an in depth look at the evolution of district nursing and the roles of nurses in caring for patients in Canberra over the last 100 years.A self confessed “history addict”, Foskett’s love of the past spurred from an honours degree in geography at the University of Sydney, where he studied the history of the mining towns in Queensland for field work and became “fascinated” by their stories.It was when he started his own urban development consultancy business in 1987 that he had more time on his hands to indulge in what he calls his “hobby.””That’s when I started to research and write about the history and stories of Canberra, which I’ve continued to do now in my retirement,” he said.”For me it’s a hobby; it’s just enjoyable. I usually find what I’m interested in and start from there, or sometimes people will approach me and ask me to write.”In 2009 Foskett received a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to ACT history and heritage, which he says was a “huge honour,” although he remains modest.”I get a bit embarrassed about that sort of thing, but it was wonderful to be acknowledged.”He says his latest book was a long time coming.”For some 20 years a group of community nurses wanted to have a book on their history but they kept deferring it,” he said. I had always been interested in that area from my work in the health field and my wife was a nurse, too,” he said.He believes people won’t need to have an interest in nursing to enjoy the book.”It is really a history of health services here and I think anyone interested in the way Canberra has developed will have an interest in it,” he said.”The main attraction, apart from the general history, is the range of stories the nurses have provided the emotional involvement they sometimes had with patients is extremely interesting.”It took Foskett about two years to research and write the book from his home office in Campbell, sifting through resources from The National Library and stories and photos supplied by a committee of long serving community nurses.”It depends on the timing, but I’ll usually spend 800 hours altogether on my books, which ends up to be about two years for each one.