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Popularity of the Baby Name Canberra

Posts that Mention the Name Canberra

Baby Name Story: Canberra

The Trans-Australian train (westbound, in 1938).
The Trans-Australian Train

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.)

Source: “Baby Named Canberra.” Inverell Times [NSW] 27 May 1927: 5.
Image: The ‘Trans-Australian’ westbound by John Buckland