We took a look at Canberra’s top baby names the other day, so here’s a quick story from 1927 about an Australian baby named Canberra:
Canberra is the name of the first baby born on the trans-Continental train. The mother was proceeding to Kalgoorlie from Cook for treatment.
The article didn’t include the parents’ names or the specific date of birth, but we do know that “£15 was collected among the passengers, and presented to the mother.”
(I wasn’t able to find this particular “Canberra” in the records, but I did find an earlier one: Andrew Canberra Brown, born in Tasmania in 1913.)