Additions included a specialised “luggage lift”, soft furnishings and new balustrades.Work has been continuing in the property’s grounds, including construction of new outside toilet facilities and a new shed for the property’s gardeners. Mr Abbott’s office and the Department of Finance have denied cost blow outs or delays to the project.The Lodge has been anything but universally liked since Stanley Melbourne Bruce and his wife Ethel Bruce moved into the new 40 room home in May 1927.James Scullin, who became prime minister days before the start of the Great Depression two years later, refused to live at The Lodge because he considered the government had been guilty of “gross extravagance” in spending 28,000 to build a new residence in the fledgling national capital.Deriding the house and expensive handmade furnishings as a “wicked waste of money”, Mr Scullin and his wife Sarah Scullin instead chose to live in a modest suite at the Hotel Canberra. There the couple mixed with senior public servants and visitors as “ordinary guests”, but ate behind a high screen erected to give them privacy in the dining room.Ben Chifley famously hated The Lodge, staying instead in a small room in the Hotel Kurrajong while in Canberra and using the residence only for his family and distinguished guests.
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The Cambrian and Devonian Mass ExtinctionThe Cambrian mass extinction was actually a combination of four smaller extinction events that spanned 408 360 million years ago. It claimed most of the species we had come to know and love in the fossil record like trilobites. It is thought to have killed off over 100 families of marine animals and striking a catastrophic blow to archaeocyathids, stromatoporids and early corals, the primary reef builders at the time.
When he came to the stadium those days he was jeered, and his team was often booed. One day, John said to him, “How can you take that? They idiots.” And the father said, “No, they boo because they hurt, because they care as much as we do. You may notice that they haven stopped buying tickets.”.