Heritage Festival

2016 Heritage Festival logo

The 2017 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 constitutional referendum that saw Indigenous Australians finally included in the census, and thus as Australian citizens. Consequently the 2017 festival theme ‘Questions & Change’ will focus on commemorating this historic event as we continue the national conversation around Indigenous inclusion, recognition and celebration of our unique cultural heritage.

The ‘sense of place’ that heritage provides helps us to understand where we have come from and to define our identity. Heritage gives the community a sense of connection and continuity in the story of progression through time, enabling our journey to continue into the future. ‘Questions and Change’ also includes the diverse range of voices that make up the Australian identity, particularly from traditionally excluded groups such as Aboriginal, women and non-European Australians.

We invite you to learn something new, perhaps from a different perspective, about Canberra and the surrounding region.

  • ACT

    NSW

CURRENT: Canberra
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Step inside St Clair Villa Museum

St Clair Villa Museum and Archive Apr 01 - Jul 30 Find out more

About

St Clair Villa was built by James Sinclair around 1843. The Goulburn City Council purchased the house in 1970. Today it is one of the oldest remaining houses in Goulburn, on the National Trust of Australia register and Register of the National Estate. It houses important local archives and museum collections including textiles, domestic items, photographs and newspapers from early pioneer families of Goulburn and surrounding districts.

Venue:

318 Sloane Street, Goulburn

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 4823 4819

Website:

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Find yourself in the Archives

National Archives of Australia Apr 06 - May 07 Find out more

About

Visit the heritage-listed National Archives building and find yourself in our rich historical collection. Explore our Memory of a Nation gallery filled with national treasures and stories that define Australia. Wander into our Reading Room and speak to our friendly Reference staff about starting your family history research.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: www.naa.gov.au

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Artists in Residence 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Craft ACT Apr 06 - May 13 Find out more

About

This special Craft ACT exhibition celebrates a decade of annual residencies by outstanding local and international craft artists at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park. Through its beautiful objects and writing, the exhibition is a profound demonstration of our creative connection to local environmental, Aboriginal and settler heritage.

Venue:

Craft + Design Centre, Level 1, North Building, Civic Square

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6262 9333
craftact@craftact.org.au
Website:

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Lake & Land Knowledge Quest

National Capital Authority Apr 18 - May 07 Find out more

About

How much do you know about your national capital's backyard? Pick up your Quest Kit. Clues will lead you through Commonwealth Park and along Lake Burley Griffin. Cover the answers, follow the clues and bring your kit back to the National Capital Exhibition to claim your prize.

Venue:

National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive, Regatta Point

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website:

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Time Travellers Guide to Prehistoric Canberra Explorers Trail

National Dinosaur Museum Apr 18 - May 07 Find out more

About

Download or pick up a map from participating venues, then tour Canberra to see the many ancient sites and artifacts on display in the region and learn about Canberra's fascinating prehistoric Past. The trail itself is free, though some locations have an entry fee, the actual item associated with this event will be free to view.
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One Hundred Stories

National Archives of Australia Apr 18 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts for a fascinating tour of our two complementary exhibitions that shine a light on Indigenous Australians at war, and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned: Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present (touring from the Shrine of Remembrance) and Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: www.naa.gov.au

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Black Mountain Nature Reserve: A Special Place Exhibition

Friends of Black Mountain & Molonglo Catchment Group Apr 18 - May 03 Find out more

About

This exhibition highlights natural and cultural history of Black Mountain Nature Reserve at the heart of Canberra. The exhibition focus is on conservation in an era of major changes in land use in Canberra. This exhibition was supported with funding made available by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants Program.

Venue:

Lower ground floor, Telstra Tower, Black Mountain Drive, Black Mountain

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 9.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0437 298 711

Website:

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Bogong Country: youtube clips exploring the Queanbeyan Region before 1800

Queanbeyan Palerang Library Services Apr 18 - Apr 18 Find out more

About

What was the Queanbeyan Regional landscape like 200+ years ago? Come to the Queanbeyan, Bungendore or Braidwood Libraries to learn some of the answers. Enjoy displays of short film clips where the stories and voices of past & present local Aboriginals will share their perspective & knowledge of country, both historic and current.

Venue:

Braidwood Library Park Lane, Braidwood; Bungendore Library 37 Gibraltar Street; Queanbeyan Library 6 Rutledge Street

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 6.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6285 6256

Website:

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Australia and the War in the Pacific: Goulburn & district

Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum Apr 18 - May 07 Find out more

About

On display will be unique items, related to the war in New Guinea, Japan, Burma and Thailand, as well as Australian prisoners-of-war in Asia and the experience of 'enemy aliens' in Australia during the Second World War. It recognises and commemorates our unique cultural and military heritage.

Venue:

Memorial Road, Goulburn

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 4823 4819

Website:

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Burunju Gallery

Burunju Galley Apr 18 - May 06 Find out more

About

Be enchanted by local Aboriginal Artists' work. These include paintings, didgeridoos, hand carved wooden bowls,artefacts, T-shirts, jewerly, furniture and many more items suitable as gifts. Closed Sundays.

Venue:

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Yarralumla

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6251 4371

Website: www.aboriginal-arts.com.au

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Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural tours in the ACT Apr 18 - Apr 18 Find out more

About

Travel back in time to become a part of 'The Dreaming' with an experienced Aboriginal guide. Hear local Ngunawal Traditional Custodians interpret at various sites of significance in and around Canberra. Follow in the steps of our ancestors and learn to listen to the diversity of landscapes, wildlife and natural bush.

Venue:

Provided at time of booking

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Adult $35, Child $20, Family $95
Contact: 0407 517 844
dharwratours@gmail.com
Website: www.thunderstone.net,au

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Lanyon Homestead

ACT Historic Places Apr 18 - May 07 Find out more

About

Discover our region’s pastoral history at Lanyon. Enjoy a guided tour through this fascinating 1860s homestead, and explore its out-buildings and enchanting grounds. Closed Mondays.

Venue:

Tharwa Drive, Tharwa

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact: 6235 6500

Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/lanyon-homestead

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Tidbinbilla: A Place for Stories

ACT Parks & Conservation Service Apr 18 - Apr 18 Find out more

About

We will walk to Birrigai rock shelter and listen to stories from the place as we walk – from the dreaming to the pioneers, to the present day.  What has been left behind in the landscape? How does it tell a story? Children are encouraged to share their own stories of Tidbinbilla and what it means to them. For 8+.

Venue:

Meet at the Tidbinbilla Visitor Information Centre, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Paddys River Road

Start time: 10.15 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6205 1233

Website: http://www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

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What's Behind the Hedges?

National Capital Authority Apr 18 - Apr 18 Find out more

About

Why were these gardens created? Who were they designed for? A guided walk of Old Parliament House Gardens will highlight its history and the variety of rose plantings. Your friendly guide will meet you at the steps of the House, and explain how a private garden for members and senators became a place of beauty open to all visitors.

Venue:

Old Parliament House Gardens, King George Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whats-behind-the-hedges-tickets-31240881317

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Indigenous Australians at War Exhibition Tour

National Archives of Australia Apr 18 - Apr 18 Find out more

About

Observe a presentation curated by Professor Bruce Scates (Monash University) of 100 moving stories of those who served in the Australian military during World War I. Accompanied by the musical score Villers-Bretonneux by Mary Finsterer.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: http://nationalarchivesofaustralia.eventbrite.com/

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Mystery Tour

Museum of Australian Democracy Apr 18 - May 07 Find out more

About

Join us for a mystery tour of Old Parliament House which celebrates its unique place in the political and social life of the capital and the nation. Come and explore spaces behind the scenes and consider what has changed since the building opened in May 1927. 45 minute tours each day at 11am and 3pm.

Venue:

Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.45 pm
Cost: Adult $8, Child $5, Family $25
Contact: 6270 8215
bookings@moadoph.gov.au
Website: www.moadoph.gov.au

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Prehistoric Canberra Tour

National Dinosaur Museum Apr 18 - May 07 Find out more

About

Midday everyday during the Canberra Heritage Festival the National Dinosaur Museum is proud to present its Prehistoric Canberra Tour. Learn about all the different prehistoric locations held within the borders of the ACT, as well as the amazing animals that once roamed here.

Venue:

6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls

Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Free with normal museum entry
Contact: 6230 2655
education@nationaldinosaurmusem.com.au
Website: www.nationaldinosaurmuseum.com.au

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Canberra Secrets heritage tour

Canberra Secrets Apr 19 - Apr 19 Find out more

About

Join passionate Canberran Marg Wade in learning some of her favourite 'secret' and quirky things in and around Canberra. You will be collected from a central point within Canberra and travel in comfort as you are transported from one secret to the next in and around Canberra. Be prepared to learn and have fun!

Venue:

Collection point provided at time of booking

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Adult $60
Contact: 0419 209 703
marg@canberrasecrets.com.au
Website: www.canberrasecrets.com.au

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Cuppacumbalong: Open Gardens

Cuppacumbalong Apr 19 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

We offer a place to relax, unwind, rejuvenate and enjoy nature. Tour the English-style gardens and see chickens, ducks, sheep and vegetable gardens. Take a walk along the Murrumbidgee River corridor to the Heritage-listed De Salis cemetery. Bring family, friends and a picnic lunch. (BBQ and drinks will be available for purchase Saturday only.) Wed-Fri and Sun by appointment.

Venue:

Naas Road, Tharwa

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 0428 942 947
rhondawhetham@gmail.com
Website: www.cuppacumbalong.com.au

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Googong Foreshore - A Place for Stories

ACT Parks & Conservation Service Apr 19 - Apr 19 Find out more

About

We will walk to London Bridge and listen to stories from the place as we walk – from the dreaming to the pioneers, to the present day.  What has been left behind in the landscape? How does it tell a story? Children are encouraged to share their own stories of Googong and what it means to them.  For 8+.

Venue:

Googong Foreshore, meet at the Woolshed car park, Googong Dam Road.

Start time: 10.15 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6207 5830

Website: http://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/find-a-park/rural/googong-foreshores

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Book Review and meet Author Richard Begbie and subject Max Oldfield

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Apr 19 - Apr 19 Find out more

About

Relax on the verandah of the Heritage listed Rock Valley Homestead circa - 1895, with the Tidbinbilla Ranges as your backdrop. Be transported back in time and relive memories of Max Oldfield’s life in the Naas Valley and the snow country to the West. Richard Begbie Author will chat about his book Cotter and his latest release Max Oldfield – The Story of his Ride. Both Richard and Max will be on hand to share their stories with you. Morning tea will be provided.

Venue:

Rock Valley Homestead, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Paddys River Road

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Reserve entry fee
Contact: 6205 1233
tidbinbilla@act.gov.au
Website: www.tidbinbilla.com.au

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Indigenous Plant Use Walk

Australian National Botanic Gardens Apr 19 - Apr 19 Find out more

About

Join the Ranger and enjoy an easy walk along our Aboriginal Plant Use Trail. You will discover how Indigenous people from across Australia use plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice. This is a great activity for the whole family as it engages all the senses.

Venue:

Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6250 9540
info@anbg.gov.au
Website: https://register.eventarc.com/37656/indigenous-plant-use-walk

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What's in that Tower - Exploring the National Carillon

National Capital Authority Apr 19 - Apr 19 Find out more

About

What is the National Carillon and why do we have it? What is inside that building? During this tour meet a carillonist, discover some history, and see the bells up close. These tours are held both before and after the regularly scheduled free concerts (12.30pm start) so that participants can enjoy some music. Tours at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
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Commemoration and Commitment

National Capital Authority Apr 19 - Apr 19 Find out more

About

How do we perceive our duty to the empire/UN/USA? Explore the artworks along Anzac Parade while discovering the way that commitment and commemoration has changed since the first memorials were installed. Commencing at the Desert Mounted Corps, we will finish at Hellenic Memorial just in time for the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

Venue:

Anzac Parade, Desert Mounted Corps, closest memorial to intersection of Amaroo St and Anzac Park, featuring a pair of riders on horses
Start time: 3.30 pm
End time: 4.45 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/commemoration-and-commitment-tickets-31240354742

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Aboriginal traditional weaving workshop

Culture on the Move Apr 20 - Apr 20 Find out more

About

Connect to the world’s oldest continuing culture during this full day workshop. Through weaving and traditional plant uses you will gain an understanding of Aboriginal connection to Country. At the completion of this workshop you will feel like you have been immersed in our culture while enjoying the very therapeutic sense of healing it provides.

Venue:

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: $160
Contact: 0438 544 982
cultureonthemove@gmail.com
Website:

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The Power of a Voice - The path to Reconciliation, Referendum and Land Rights

National Capital Authority Apr 20 - Apr 20 Find out more

About

What place does the referendum have in reconciliation? Reconciliation is a path that our country is on. Discover the artworks along this path, the significance of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo Decision. Meet your friendly guide at 'Fire and Water', the artwork closest to the crossing between Questacon and the National Library.

Venue:

What place does the referendum have in reconciliation? Reconciliation is a path that our country is on. Discover the artworks along this path, the significance of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo Decision. Meet your friendly guide at 'Fire and Water', the artwork closest to the crossing between Questacon and the National Library.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-power-of-a-voice-path-to-reconciliation-referendum-and-land-rights-tickets-31238922458

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Indigenous Australians at War exhibition tour

National Archives of Australia Apr 20 - Apr 20 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts for a fascinating tour of our two complementary exhibitions that shine a light on Indigenous Australians at war, and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned: Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present (touring from the Shrine of Remembrance) and Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: http://nationalarchivesofaustralia.eventbrite.com/

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Exploring some of the treasures of Barton

Kingston Barton Residents Group Apr 20 - Apr 20 Find out more

About

Follow a trail through the Barton Heritage Precinct with its elegant street furniture, hedges, gardens and the unique Federal Capital Commission housing designs within. Examine the treasures of Telopea School and the Fire Station Museum in a unique inter-war functionalist housing precinct. The tour finishes with a visit to Manuka’s iconic swimming pool.

Venue:

Meet in the Telopea park parking area near Gipps Street. The tour will finish at Manuka Pool.

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0419 767 179
petermoore@grapevine.net.au
Website: www.kingstonandbarton.net

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50th Anniversary Heritage Tour of Mt Stromlo Water Treatment Plant

Icon Water Apr 20 - Apr 20 Find out more

About

Join us for a tour of the plant and gain an appreciation of how drinking water treatment has changed over time and the response to the 2003 bushfires. Long pants, long sleeves and closed flat shoes will be required for this event as this is an active industrial site.

Venue:

Mt Stromlo Water Treatment Plant, Mt Stromlo Road, Mt Stromlo

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6248 3111
communications@iconwater.com.au
Website: www.iconwater.com.au

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Celebrating local history: The deep and recent past

Queanbeyan Palerang Library Service Apr 20 - Apr 20 Find out more

About

COTTER: A Novel tells of the extraordinary relationship between the Irish convict Cotter and a local Aboriginal leader. MAX OLDFIELD tells of more recent history when the legends of the brumby-runners were forged. Descendants Liam Cotter and Paul House will join Max and author Richard Begbie to draw the threads of the two stories together.

Venue:

Queanbeyan City Library, 6 Rutledge Street

Start time: 5.30 pm
End time: 7.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6285 6255
Brgid.whitbread@qprc.nsw.gov.au
Website:

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Step back in time for some Georgian Pleasures

Earthly Delights & Jane Austen Festival Australia Apr 21 - Apr 21 Find out more

About

Georgian pleasures were countless. Some were exclusive—specific to certain classes, ages or genders—whilst others were inclusive and overlapping. Daytime workshops will explore what it was that people of this period enjoyed and what we can learn about its society and culture. Dress up for a special evening of Georgian entertainment, dancing and culinary pleasures!

Venue:

Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 11.00 pm
Cost: See website
Contact: 0409 817 623
georgian@earthlydelights.com.au
Website: http://www.janeaustenfestival.com.au

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Build a Cubby!

ACT Historic Places Apr 21 - Apr 21 Find out more

About

Build a cubby in the garden then tuck in to a warm, buttery potato – just like Dawn and Del Calthorpe did with their friends’ way back in the 1930s. Then venture out onto Red Hill; spend time in the bush, hunt for signs of creatures, and sight features in the landscape.

Venue:

24 Mugga Way, Red Hill

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Child $10, member $5 6-9yrs
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: https://CalthorpesCubby.eventbrite.com.au/

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Finding your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ancestors

Queanbeyan City Library Apr 21 - Apr 21 Find out more

About

Do you think you might have Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander branches on your family tree? Experts from the Family History Unit at AIATSIS will explain what resources and strategies you can use and challenges you might face in trying to identify and trace these Ancestors. Morning Tea and research notes will be provided.

Venue:

Quean City Library, 6 Rutledge Street

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6285 6255
brigid.whitbread@qprc.nsw.gov.au
Website:

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Jerrabomberra Wetlands World War I Trench Tour

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust Apr 21 - Apr 21 Find out more

About

Take a step back in time and relive the experiences of our World War 1 soldiers from Duntroon Trench Warfare and Bombing School, by taking a tour of Canberra's historic World War 1 training trenches with history writer Mark Butz. One of the best examples of trenches in Australia, they were uncovered at Jerrabomberra Wetlands in 2014 and were originally part of the Duntroon Estate. Mark will share this very interesting and detailed story from 100 years ago on site.

Venue:

Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Adult $35, Child $15, Conc & Sen $25, Family $90
Contact: 0439 030 058
lori.gould@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au
Website: https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/events/list/

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Federation Gallery special viewing

National Archives of Australia Apr 21 - Apr 21 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts to see where some of Australia’s most significant documents are carefully preserved. Take a sneak peek at the ‘birth certificates’ of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the original Constitution Act and Queen Victoria’s Royal Commission of Assent.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: www.naa.gov.au

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Build a Cubby!

ACT Historic Places Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Build a cubby in the garden then tuck in to a warm, buttery potato – just like Dawn and Del Calthorpe did with their friends’ way back in the 1930s. Then venture out onto Red Hill; spend time in the bush, hunt for signs of creatures, and sight features in the landscape. Bookings essential.

Venue:

24 Mugga Way, Red Hill

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Child $10, Members $5 6-9yrs
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: https://CalthorpesCubby.eventbrite.com.au/

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cultural inner south

Step back in Time to Jane Austen's World

Earthly Delights & Jane Austen Festival Australia Apr 22 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

The Jane Austen Festival will be making its annual return to Canberra this April to celebrate the popular author’s writing, her life and all things Regency. Each year the festival schedules a full daytime program of historic sewing, millinery and dance workshops, period games and in the evening a Grand Napoleonic Ball.

Venue:

Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 11.30 pm
Cost: See website
Contact: 0409 817 623
aylwen@janeaustenfestival.com.au
Website: http://www.janeaustenfestival.com.au

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What about the trees on the Black Mountain Woodland Walk?

Friends of Black Mountain & Molonglo Catchment Group Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

How do trees survive fire and drought? Join local ecologist, Michael Doherty, to walk and talk about the intriguing differences between trees, such as Scribbly Gum, Red Stringybark and Native Cherry, and other plants on Black Mountain Woodland Walk. Generally easy walk with some steep sections and rough ground.

Venue:

Meet at the Caswell Drive car park. Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch interchange. Note the yellow diamond shape sign showing access road on left, and the blue 'P' sign. Look for balloons.

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 11.30 am
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 0437 298 711
friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com
Website:

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Aboriginal Traditional Weaving Workshop

Culture on the Move Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Connect to the world’s oldest continuing culture during this full day workshop. Through weaving and traditional plant uses you will gain an understanding of Aboriginal connection to Country. At the completion of this workshop you will feel like you have been immersed in our culture while enjoying the very therapeutic sense of healing it provides.

Venue:

Australian National Botanic Garden, Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: $160
Contact: 0438 544 982
cultureonthemove@gmail.com
Website:

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National Trust Open Day

National Trust (ACT) Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Did you know there is an 1865 late-Georgian residence in Crace? Opened to the public for the first time, the National Trust’s annual Open Day will have its full range of fun activities, displays and tours of Gungahlin Homestead. Co-hosted with Soldier On who will showcase the valuable work they do.

Venue:

Gungahlin Homestead,  44 Bellenden Street,  Crace (Bellenden Street runs off the Barton Highway)

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6230 0355

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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talk workshop queanbeyan

Expressing and preserving your story

Queanbeyan Museum Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Come and explore protecting your own story with us! A series of workshops at the Queanbeyan Museum on the theme of preserving and expressing your own story through: oral history, scrapbooking, caring for your archives and photographs, poetry, researching and writing. So important for future generations!

Venue:

10 Farrer Place, Queanbeyan

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Workshop will be free after entry fee
Contact: 6297 2730
qbnmuseum@yahoo.com.au
Website: www.queanbeyanmuseum.com.au

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exhibition regional nsw

Wheatfield Gallery, 'Everything stops for Tea'

Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Apr 22 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

“Everything stops for Tea” - fascinating antique accessories for tea - antique tea caddies for storing tea, antique tea pots and urns, ceramic tea cups, tea tables, jugs, sucriers and vintage posters. A Colonial tea caddy made at Port Phillip in 1803 is the oldest Colonial item made in Victoria and one of the world’s most valuable antique tea caddies. See website for details.

Venue:

Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Farm, 660 Majors Creek Road, Braidwood

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0438 126 987

Website: www.millpond.com.au

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ANU Aboriginal Trail

Australian National University Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Discover the newly established ANU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Trail. Join Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell on a tour of the Acton Campus highlighting some of the cultural and natural features of the place and their significance. ANU developed the trail with the assistance of a grant from ACT Heritage.

Venue:

Meet at Street Theatre, Childers Street, Acton

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6125 8794
fs.heritage@anu.edu.au
Website:

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talk workshop gungahlin

Gubur Dhaura Interpretive Artworks Walk

ACT Heritage Council Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Gubur Dhaura is a site with rich Aboriginal and European cultural heritage from ochre quarries to gold prospecting and the clay that helped make Canberra.  Meet the artists and designers who created the Reserve's many interpretive artworks and hear some of the stories.

Venue:

Diane Barwick Street, Franklin

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Free
Contact: 6205 0255

Website:

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exhibition goulburn

Questions and Answers in a colonial boarding school - a rare peek into the past

Garroorigang Historic Home Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Sit in the 1860s classroom, with displays of rare school memorabilia including photographs, cricket items, school books, letters home and other reflections of school life 150 years ago. A brief illustrated talk by a relative of the original headmaster ends with a surprise followed by tea in the garden. The historic home will be open. First talk at 10am, last talk at 3pm.

Venue:

Garroorigang Historic Homestead, 209 Braidwood Road, Goulburn

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Adult $10, Child $5, Family $30. Tours of Homestead $7 for attendees
Contact: 4822 1912
garroorigang@hotmail.com
Website: www.garroorigang.com.au

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Living Stones

Presbyterian Church of St Andrew Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Driven past hundreds of times and never entered? Join a conducted tour of this beautiful neo-gothic church with its finely carved timber furnishings. Hear the organ, the choir, voices from the stained glass windows and ring the bells. Enjoy the Manse exhibition "Living Stones". Tours at 10.30, 11.30 and 1.30.

Venue:

1 State Circle Forrest

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 2.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0402 215 303

Website:

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tour inner south

Tour of St Paul's Church Manuka

St Paul's Anglican Church Manuka Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Participants will be able to see the way this church has grown since the first small building in 1939 to a large Inter-War Gothic inner city church.  Some of the features of interest are the magnificent pipe organ, stained glass windows, historic items used in worship and the large collection of embroidered kneelers.

Venue:

Corner of Canberra Avenue & Captain Cook Crescent, Griffith

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6295 9009

Website:

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tour inner south

Mugga-Mugga

ACT Historic Places Apr 22 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Step back in time to discover the layers of history in this shepherd’s cottage on the Limestone Plains. Discover what life was like for the Curley family as Canberra grew up around Mugga-Mugga’s paddocks. Tours at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.

Venue:

129 Narrabundah Lane, Symonston

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact: 6235 6500
historicplacesbooking@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/mugga-mugga-cottage

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tour inner south

Calthorpes' House

ACT Historic Places Apr 22 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Celebrating its 90th birthday, Calthorpes’ House is a window into a past era. Built in 1927, this original survivor is a treasure trove of domestic history. Explore the ideals of style and taste of 1920s Australia adopted by one early Canberra family, the Calthorpes. Tours at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm.

Venue:

24 Mugga Way, Red Hill

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/calthorpes-house

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tour regional act

Jerrabomberra Wetlands World War I Trench Tours

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Take a step back in time and relive the experiences of our World War 1 soldiers from Duntroon Trench Warfare and Bombing School, by taking a tour of Canberra's historic World War 1 training trenches with history writer Mark Butz. One of the best examples of trenches in Australia, they were uncovered at Jerrabomberra Wetlands in 2014 and were originally part of the Duntroon Estate. Mark will share this very interesting and detailed story from 100 years ago on site.

Venue:

Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Adult $35, Child $15, Conc & Sen $25, Family $90
Contact: 0439 030 058
lori.gouls@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au
Website: https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/events/list/

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tour inner south

Explore Red Hill Camp: Canberra's last Ngunnawal Campsite

Canberra Archaeological Society Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Last year, Ngunnawal and Ngambri families worked with ANU archaeologists and local residents to uncover the Aboriginal history of a little park near Manuka. This year we invite you to join Ngunnawal/Ngambri Elder Matilda House, who will lead this easy walk and storytelling journey after Minister Gentleman unveils the new sign.

Venue:

Intersection of Durville Crescent and Flinders Way, Griffith

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0401 766 903

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-red-hill-camp-canberras-last-ngunnawal-campsite-tickets-31900978686

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tour inner north

Get in touch with Canberra's early history

St John's Anglican Church Apr 22 - Apr 22 Find out more

About

Ring the church bells on this Rector's guided tour of the St John's historic precinct: church, churchyard and Schoolhouse Museum, which predates the nation's capital by 70 years. Started in 1841, you can trace the later stages of construction in sandstone as the congregation grew, including the spire added in 1878.

Venue:

45 Constitution Avenue, Reid

Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6248 8399

Website: www.stjohnscanberra.org

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cultural inner south

Sunday Regency Delights and the Waverley Ball

Earthly Delights & Jane Austen Festival Australia Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

After 'Breakfast with the Bennets' participate in sewing, art or writing workshops, listen to talks or practise your dance steps for the Waverley Ball at 7pm.The popularity of Sir Walter Scott’s novels gave rise to costumed balls based on characters from his novels (his first in 1814 titled ‘Waverley’). Such balls were even held in Australia!

Venue:

Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla

Start time: 8.00 am
End time: 8.30 pm
Cost: See website for ticket options
Contact: 0409 817 623
aylwen@janeaustenfestival.com.au
Website: http://www.janeaustenfestival.com

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A notable tree in high traffic

Friends of Black Mountain & Molonglo Catchment Group Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Join local conservationist, Jean Geue, and discover the Snow Gums at Glenloch Interchange; a core conservation site for our Bush Capital in the midst of high volume traffic. On this mostly easy walk see an ancient tree listed as a notable tree in "Trees and Shrubs of Canberra" by Pryor and Banks.

Venue:

Meet at the stile for Aranda Snow Gums, off William Hovell Drive. Look for the balloons.

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 11.30 am
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 0437 298 711
friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com
Website:

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tour inner north

Lake Burley Griffin Heritage Walk 1: Central Basin

National Trust (ACT) Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

After an introductory overview on Mt Ainslie we will drive to National Library car park to start the 5km walk around the Lake's central basin to explore its fascinating history and heritage status and values of the landscape and buildings You should be able to walk at least 3 km/hr to keep up with the group.

Venue:


Mt Ainslie summit lookout and National Library of Australia car park, Parkes

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6156 1413

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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tour inner south

Heritage Trees and landscapes around Yarralumla Nursery

Friends of ACT Trees Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Many interesting trees surrounding Yarralumla Nursery were planted when the site was much larger than it is today. The Nursery produced all of the trees and shrubs for the early plantings in Canberra. Friends of ACT Trees will conduct a walk through parts of the area highlighting some of the trees and their history.

Venue:

Meet at car park near mini railway, Weston Park, Yarralumla

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Free
Contact: 6251 4468

Website:

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Australia's and Canberra's Role in the Manhattan Project

Military Historical Society of Australia Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

What role did Australia and Canberra have in the Manhattan Project?  A short street walk and talk outside the GPO in Alinga Street, site of the former Mineral's Survey Office, was where samples of u235 from the Mt Painter Mine in South Australia were tested for the Manhattan Project.

Venue:

Alinga Street, Civic (outside GPO)

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 0418 447 328
fedsec@mhsa.org.au
Website: www.mhsa.org.au

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open day goulburn

Experience the Age of Steam

Goulburn Historic Waterworks Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

 Set in an idyllic location alongside the Wollondilly River, this Victorian Georgian style Pumphouse is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Witness the 1883 Appleby Brox beam engine in operation. Enjoy a tour, snack in the Pumphouse Cafe or picnic alongside the river.  BBQs, playground and model steam engines too!

Venue:

Marsden Weir, off Fitzroy Street, Goulburn

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 4823 4448

Website:

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Discovery Walk to site of Pike's Cottage at historic Tuggeranong Homestead

Canberra Archaeological Society & Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Visit the homesite of former Irish convict Martin Pike and his wife Mary Ann Blackburn at the historic Tuggeranong Homestead. Hear stories about his crime, transportation in 1841 and new life in the colony where he worked for Hya Macquoid, son of the Sheriff of NSW, Thomas Macquoid. Two of the Pike’s sons were elected to Mayor of Queanbeyan and became prominent members of the local business community, while his large family prospered in farming and supported Tuggeranong’s Catholic community.

Venue:

Meet at the Tuggeranong Homestead car park, 51 Johnson Drive, Richardson

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin entry
Contact: 0401 787 293
contact@cas.asn.au
Website:

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tour regional act

Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours in the ACT Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Travel back in time to become a part of 'The Dreaming' with an experienced Aboriginal guide. Hear local Ngunawal Traditional Custodians interpret at various sites of significance in and around Canberra. Follow in the steps of our ancestors and learn to listen to the diversity of landscapes, wildlife and natural bush.

Venue:

Provided at time of booking

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Adult $35, Child $20, Family $95
Contact: 0407 517 844
Dharwratours@gmail.com
Website: www.thunderstone.net.au

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talk workshop inner south

Orthodox Easter Tradition

Macedonian Orthodox Church St Kliment of Ohrid Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

This year Christians celebrated Easter together on 16th April but why do some Christians have another date? What traditions are associated with Easter? Come along to the Macedonian Orthodox Church, admire its architecture, beautiful interior and be part of the Sunday morning church mass.

Venue:

313 Goyder Street, Narrabundah

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0401 094 412

Website:

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tour regional act

Guided Tour of Bendora Arboretum

Friends of ACT Trees & ACT Parks & Conservation Service Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Join Parks ranger and Friends of ACT Trees Dr John Turnbull on a tour of the stunning Bendora Arboretum, in Namadgi National Park. The Bendora Arboretum was first established in 1940 as a scientific trial for commercial softwood viability. The Arboretum hosts over 40 exotic species in over 50 plots and includes the critically endangered Clan William Cypress from South Africa as well as Himalayan Weeping Spruce, Noble Firs and the stunning Larch trees in all their autumn splendour.

Venue:

Bendora Arboretum, Mt Franklin Road, Namadgi National Park

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6207 2900
namadginationalpark@act.gov.au
Website:

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What's in that Tower - Exploring the National Carillon

National Captial Authority Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

What is the National Carillon and why do we have it? What is inside that building? During this tour meet a carillonist, discover some history, and see the bells up close. These tours are held both before and after the regularly scheduled free concerts (12.30pm start) so that participants can enjoy some music. Tours at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
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Parkwood Chapel Open Day

Southwell Family Society Australia Inc Apr 23 - Apr 24 Find out more

About

Come and discover the hidden Wesleyan chapel which was built by local pioneer, Thomas Southwell, on his own land in 1881.  Seating and free tea and coffee provided. Sunday hours 12-4pm, Monday hours 10am-2pm.

Venue:

300 Parkwood Road, via Macgregor

Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 0417 693 663

Website:

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other activities regional act

Bush Poet Afternoon

Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Rock Valley Homestead, nestled in picturesque surroundings at Tidbinbilla, is the site for a sausage sizzle followed by bush and war poetry recitals. Soak up the atmosphere of this unique event at this pisé building steeped in local heritage with descendents of those early settlers from 1895.

Venue:

Rock Valley Homestead, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Paddys River Road

Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free after entry to reserve
Contact: 6299 9828

Website:

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Explore Oaks Estate

National Trust (ACT) Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Dr Karen Williams continues her story of the junction of the Molonglo and Queanbeyan Rivers at Oaks Estate exploring a convergence of landscape histories. She will overlay Aboriginal landscape with pastoralists, surveyors, the railway, tracks and river crossing, and of natural environment. Check out the new signs along the trail.

Venue:

Provided at time of booking

Start time: 1.30 pm
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: Adults $10
Contact: 6230 0533
info@nationaltrustact.org.au
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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exhibition goulburn

The Australian Light Horse & the Australian Flying Corps - continuing to highlight the Centenary of World War I

Friends of Mulwaree Museum Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Continuing with the recognition of Australia's involvement in World War I, this year's exhibition focuses on The Australian Light Horse and the Australian Flying Corps. Artefacts have been donated by the local community. The exhibition has appeal to all age groups.

Venue:

40 McDermott Drive, Goulburn

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 4821 2587

Website:

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talk workshop inner north

Let's hunt for history!

St john's Schoolhouse Museum Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

Let’s go on a History Hunt! This year at St John’s Schoolhouse we are asking questions and inviting you to hunt for answers in the Schoolhouse museum, as well as around the historic graveyard and church. This will be both fun and informative, with something for children 6-18, as well as family groups hunting together.

Venue:

45 Constitution Avenue, Reid

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6161 0017
gardjen@iinet.net.au
Website: www.stjohnscanberra.org

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How to Make a Lake

National Capital Authority Apr 23 - Apr 23 Find out more

About

What was Canberra like before and after the lake? How was it created? Why does the water stay where it is? Stroll along the northern shore of the central basin with your guide who will be equipped with historical photos and will also point out some of the hidden curiosities. Tour concludes at the National Carillon.

Venue:

Meet at front desk, National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive, Regatta Point

Start time: 2.30 pm
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-make-a-lake-tickets-31239352745

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exhibition inner south

Federation Gallery special viewing

National Archives of Australia Apr 25 - Apr 25 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts to see where some of Australia’s most significant documents are carefully preserved. Take a sneak peek at the ‘birth certificates’ of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the original Constitution Act and Queen Victoria’s Royal Commission of Assent.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: www.naa.gov.au

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Indigenous Australians at War exhibition tours

National Archives of Australia Apr 25 - Apr 25 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts for a fascinating tour of our two complementary exhibitions that shine a light on Indigenous Australians at war, and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned: Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present (touring from the Shrine of Remembrance) and Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: http://nationalarchivesofaustralia.eventbrite.com/

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Indigenous Plant Use Walk

Australian National Botanic Gardens Apr 26 - Apr 26 Find out more

About

Join the Ranger and enjoy an easy walk along our Aboriginal Plant Use Trail. You will discover how Indigenous people from across Australia use plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice. This is a great activity for the whole family as it engages all the senses.

Venue:

Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6250 9540
info@anbg.gov.au
Website: https://register.eventarc.com/37657/indigenous-plant-use-walk

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tour inner south

What's in that Tower - Exploring the National Carillon

National Capital Authority Apr 26 - Apr 26 Find out more

About

What is the National Carillon and why do we have it? What is inside that building? During this tour meet a carillonist, discover some history, and see the bells up close. These tours are held both before and after the regularly scheduled free concerts (12.30pm start) so that participants can enjoy some music. Tours at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
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Commemoration and Commitment

National Capital Authority Apr 26 - Apr 26 Find out more

About

How do we perceive our duty to the empire/UN/USA? Explore the artworks along Anzac Parade while discovering the way that commitment and commemoration has changed since the first memorials were installed. Commencing at the Desert Mounted Corps, we will finish at Hellenic Memorial just in time for the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

Venue:

Anzac Parade Desert Mounted Corps, closest memorial to intersection of Amaroo St and Anzac Park, featuring a pair of riders on horses

Start time: 3.30 pm
End time: 4.45 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/commemoration-and-commitment-tickets-31240354742

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tour inner south

Kingston Heritage Walk

Kingston Barton Residents Group Apr 27 - Apr 27 Find out more

About

Led by knowledgeable locals, the tour will look at Kingston’s 1920s commercial and retail sites, the unique streetscapes, domestic architecture and design of the Housing Conservation Precinct, then to Canberra’s earliest industrial area. See the sensitive re-use of buildings that now house world-renown printing and glass art ateliers, in what will be a larger Arts Precinct.

Venue:

Meet at Green Square, Kingston. Tour concludes at Canberra Glassworks

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0419 767 179
petermoore@grapevine.net.au
Website: www.kingstonandbarton.net

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Private gardens of the Monaro - late autumn tour

Private Gardens of the Monaro Apr 27 - Apr 27 Find out more

About

Book a small exclusive tour to visit lovely gardens hidden in the Monaro on historic sheep & cattle stations. Enjoy a full day travelling down via Cooma and Nimmitabel. Morning tea, a catered lunch and afternoon tea, are served at the gardens Hazeldean, Shirley and Curry Flat. Choose to travel by coach from Canberra or self-drive.

Venue:

Meeting point for coach in Canberra will be given at time of booking. Self-drive directions on website.

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: $200
Contact: 0428 273 130
gardens@hazeldean.com.au
Website: http://www.privategardensofmonaro.com.au/

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tour inner south

The Power of a Voice - The Path to Reconciliation, Referendum and Land Rights

National Capital Authority Apr 27 - Apr 27 Find out more

About

What place does the referendum have in reconciliation? Reconciliation is a path that our country is on. Discover the artworks along this path, the significance of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo Decision. Meet your friendly guide at 'Fire and Water', the artwork closest to the crossing between Questacon and the National Library.
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tour inner south

Indigenous Australians at War exhibition tour

National Archives of Australia Apr 27 - Apr 27 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts for a fascinating tour of our two complementary exhibitions that shine a light on Indigenous Australians at war, and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned: Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present (touring from the Shrine of Remembrance) and Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: http://nationalarchivesofaustralia.eventbrite.com/

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Canberra Secrets heritage tour

Canberra Secrets Apr 28 - Apr 28 Find out more

About

Join passionate Canberran Marg Wade in learning some of her favourite 'secret' and quirky things in and around Canberra. You will be collected from a central point within Canberra and travel in comfort as you are transported from one secret to the next in and around Canberra. Be prepared to learn and have fun!

Venue:

Collection point provided at time of booking

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Adult $60
Contact: 0419 209 703
marg@canberrasecrets.com.au
Website: www.canberrasecrets.com.au

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tour inner north

What botanic treasures are on the Black Mountain Woodland Walk?

Friends of Black Mountain & Molonglo Catchment Group Apr 28 - Apr 28 Find out more

About

Join local botanist Dr Rosemary Purdie to walk and talk about this area and how it has changed over the years. Generally easy walk with some steep sections and rough ground.

Venue:

Meet at the Caswell Drive car park. Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch interchange. Note the yellow diamond shape sign showing access road on left, and the blue 'P' sign. Look for balloons

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 11.30 am
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 0437 298 711
friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com
Website:

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A Taste of yass Valley Heritage Tour

Yass Valley Council Apr 28 - Apr 28 Find out more

About

How well do you know Yass? Join this bus tour to visit sites including Yass & District Museum, Cooma Cottage and Yass Railway Museum. Morning tea and two course lunch included. Tour ends at Soldiers club (700m walk down main street back to Visitors Centre).

Venue:

Tour departs from Yass Valley Information Centre, 259 Comur Street, Yass

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 2.30 pm
Cost: $60
Contact: 1300 886 014
tourism@yass.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.yassvalley.com.au

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exhibition inner south

Federation Gallery special viewing

National Archives of Australia Apr 28 - Apr 28 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts to see where some of Australia’s most significant documents are carefully preserved. Take a sneak peek at the ‘birth certificates’ of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the original Constitution Act and Queen Victoria’s Royal Commission of Assent.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: www.naa.gov.au

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tour inner south

Exploring some of the treasures of Barton

Kingston Barton Residents Group Apr 28 - Apr 28 Find out more

About

Follow a trail through the Barton Heritage Precinct with its elegant street furniture, hedges, gardens and the unique Federal Capital Commission housing designs within. Examine the treasures of Telopea School and the Fire Station Museum in a unique inter-war functionalist housing precinct. The tour finishes with a visit to Manuka’s iconic swimming pool.

Venue:

Meet at Telopea Park parking area near Gipps Street. Tour ends at manuka Pool.

Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 4.45 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0419 767 179
petermoore@grapevine.net.au
Website: www.kingstonandbarton.net

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tour civic

Weird Canberra Ghost and History Tour

Tim the Yowie Man Apr 28 - Apr 28 Find out more

About

This is the history they don’t put in the guide books; this is a tour that shines a spotlight into Canberra's hidden underbelly. A unique, three hour experience visiting sites of crimes, hauntings and murder in Australia’s national capital.

Venue:

Departs from and returns to corner Mort and Cooyong Streets, Braddon

Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 11.15 pm
Cost: $99
Contact:
tym@grapevine.net.au
Website: www.yowieman.com.au

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other activities inner south

National Trust Urban Polaris

National Trust (ACT) Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

After the amazing success of the 2016 event the Urban Polaris will ride again – all over Canberra. Open to riders of all levels and abilities, this “Orienteering on wheels” event will take in heritage sites spread throughout Canberra. Organise your team of two for this unique marriage of heritage and cycling!

Venue:

Old Bus Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

Start time: 6.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: $85
Contact: 0422 413 469
urbanpolarisact@gmail.com
Website: http://www.urbanpolaris.com.au

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talk workshop belconnen

Family History Library Open Day

heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

Come and browse the eclectic range of resources our Library has for family historians!  Two talks: 'Starting your Family History' with Jenny Higgins at 10am, and 'Canberra Connections' at 11.30am with Pam Ray.  Books for sale, including new edition of Family History for Beginners & Beyond, and a special membership rate offer.

Venue:

Cook Community Hub, 7/41 Templeton Street, Cook

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6254 7859

Website: familyhistoryact.org.au

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tour inner north

lake Burley Griffin Heritage Walk 2: Acton and West Basin

National Trust (ACT) Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

Explore the history and heritage features of the site of Canberra's first European settlement and the first administrative centre on this 4km circular walk.  Learn more about the City to Lake project, proposals to reclaim part of West Basin, and plans for private residential and commercial development on the lake foreshore at Acton Park.

Venue:

Meet at Constables Cottage Car Park, Lennox Crossing, Acton (opp entrance to Old Canberra House)

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6156 1413

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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open day inner north

Ainslie School days

Ainslie School Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

We are 90 years young this year! This heritage listed building will be open for the day so past students can show family their old classrooms, revisit the beautiful library, look through archives on display, participate in our oral history project and see how Ainslie School continues to connect with students, families and community.

Venue:

Donaldson Street, Braddon

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6142 3060
kate.chapman@ed.act.edu.au
Website: www.ainslies.act.edu.au

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exhibition regional nsw

Wheatfield Gallery Exhibition

Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Farm Apr 29 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

“Everything stops for Tea” - fascinating antique accessories for tea - antique tea caddies for storing tea, antique tea pots and urns, ceramic tea cups, tea tables, jugs, sucriers and vintage posters. A Colonial tea caddy made at Port Phillip in 1803 is the oldest Colonial item made in Victoria and one of the world’s most valuable antique tea caddies.

Venue:


Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Farm, 660 Majors Creek Road, Braidwood

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0438 126 987

Website: www.millpond.com.au

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'Stones that Speak' and 'Old Days & Old Ways'

Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre Apr 29 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum there will be a special exhibition of Aboriginal artefacts drawn from the Gillespie Collection. "Old Days & Old Ways" will  include displays, demonstration of early trades and antique & collectible appraisal stall.

Venue:

Victoria Street, Hall

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 0408 259 946

Website:

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cultural tuggeranong

Music at Lanyon

ACT Historic Places Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

Songs were sung by women to ease the monotony of repetitive domestic tasks and shared when the day’s stock-work was done. ANU School of Music’s Dr Jennifer Gall will share the stories about music, a part of everyday life for all levels of society. Listen to songs with Jennifer’s group of performers: David Game, Sandy France, Gordon Gregory and Ruth Martin. Bookings essential for both sessions: 10-11am and 11.30-12.30pm.

Venue:

Tharwa Drive, Tharwa

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Adult $10, Conc & member $5
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: https://musicatlanyon.eventbrite.com.au

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tour inner north

Living Stones

Presbyterian Curch of St Andrew Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

Driven  past hundreds of times and never entered? Join a conducted tour of this  beautiful neo-gothic church with its finely carved timber furnishings. Hear  the organ, the choir, voices from the stained glass windows and ring the  bells. Enjoy the Manse exhibition "Living Stones". Tours at 10.30, 11.30 and 1.30.

Venue:

1 State Circle Forrest

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 2.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0402 215 303

Website:

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Mt Stromlo Observatory Site Tour and Garden Party

Australian National University Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

Tour the historic Mt Stromlo Observatory to learn about the past and current science as well as the unique and in some cases peculiar history of this iconic part of Canberra. Afterwards gather at the recently refurbished Director’s Residence for refreshments and croquet - emulating the garden parties regularly held there in the 1950s.

Venue:

Meet at the Mt Stromlo Visitor Centre and Café, Mt Stromlo Rd, Stromlo

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6125 8794
fs.heritage@anu.edu.au
Website:

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tour inner south

Mugga Mugga

ACT Historic Places Apr 29 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Step back in time to discover the layers of history in this shepherd’s cottage on the Limestone Plains. Discover what life was like for the Curley family as Canberra grew up around Mugga-Mugga’s paddocks. Tours at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.

Venue:

129 Narrabundah Lane, Symonston

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact: 6235 6500
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/mugga-mugga-cottage

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tour inner south

Calthorpes' House

ACT Historic Places Apr 29 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Celebrating its 90th birthday, Calthorpes’ House is a window into a past era. Built in 1927, this original survivor is a treasure trove of domestic history. Explore the ideals of style and taste of 1920s Australia adopted by one early Canberra family, the Calthorpes. Tours at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm.

Venue:

24 Mugga Way, Red Hill

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/calthorpes-house

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A walk to the Orroral Homestead former home of Light Horseman and intrepid pilot Andy Cunningham

Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

From the campground we will walk approx. 4 km on a well made track into the Orroral Valley, passing signage that interprets the settlement history of this beautiful valley. After afternoon tea at the homestead and a talk from local historian about its rich heritage, we return the same way.

Venue:

Meet at Orroral Campground, Orroral Rd, Namadgi National Park
Start time: 1.30 pm
End time: 5.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6231 4535
robhorsfield@bigpond.com
Website:

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talk workshop woden weston

Jefferis-Whelen Journal Workshop

Canberra & District Historical Society Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

See and hear about the remarkable 1300 miles of journeys by George Jefferis and John Whelen in the Federal Capital Territory 1926-1931. Multiple copies of this uniquely illustrated 3 volume journal are available for the workshop. Afternoon tea included.

Venue:

Curtin place, Curtin Shops (entrance from Strangways Street car park)

Start time: 1.30 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6281 2929
admin@canberrahistory.org.au
Website: www.canberrahistory.org.au

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talk workshop inner north

Let's hunt for history!

St John's Schoolhouse Museum Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

Let’s go on a History Hunt! This year at St John’s Schoolhouse we are asking questions and inviting you to hunt for answers in the Schoolhouse museum, as well as around the historic graveyard and church. This will be both fun and informative, with something for children 6-18, as well as family groups hunting together.

Venue:

45 Constitution Avenue, Reid

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 61610017
gardjen@iinet.net.au
Website: http://www.stjohnscanberra.org

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exhibition regional nsw

The Capture of the Clarkes 150th Anniversary Spectacular re-enactment

Braidwood and District Historical Society Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

The capture of the Clarke brothers on 27th April 1867 brought an end to the series of daring bushranging gangs that had plagued New South Wales. Witness the special 150th anniversary re-enactment of the capture of the Clarke Gang with a spectacular, historically accurate account of the events that led to the arrest of arguably Australia's worst bushrangers.

Venue:

Braidwood Showground, Kings Hwy, Braidwood

Start time: 2.30 pm
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: Adult $12, Child $7, Family $33
Contact: 4842 2310
help@braidwoodmuseum.org.au
Website: http://www.braidwoodmuseum.org.au/events.php

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Mysterious Lake George and Haunted Collector Tour

Tim the Yowie Man Apr 29 - Apr 29 Find out more

About

Investigate the mysteries of enigmatic Lake George at a number of stops – walk onto the lake bed and even check-out a hidden convict canal. Then step back into the bygone era of bushrangers at one of Australia’s most historic (and haunted!) villages.  Includes two course dinner at the Bushranger Pub and fireside supper at The Henge.

Venue:

Tour departs from Yowani Golf Club car park, 455 Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham

Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm
Cost: $165
Contact:
tym@grapevine.net.au
Website: www.yowieman.com.au

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open day regional act

Majura Valley Bush Festival

Majura Valley Landcare Group Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Join our journey of the historic Majura Valley as we venture along the path of the 1800s when the first post office and schoolhouse/church were built. Enjoy displays, demos and stories about the families who lived and worked their farms from days past to the Majura Valley of today. Bring a rug & picnic lunch.

Venue:

Springfield Estate, RMB 701 Majura Rd, Majura/Fyshwick
Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: $10 per car
Contact: 0419 950 207

Website:

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tour inner south

Lake Burley Griffin Heritage Walk 3: Scrivener Dam to Yarralumla Nursery

National Trust (ACT) Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Explore fascinating history and heritage values of Scrivener Dam, Government House, the original Yarralumla estate (1820s), Warrina Inlet Wetlands, Westbourne Woods, Yarralumla Nursery, and Weston Park on this 4km one way walk. You should be capable of walking at least 3 km/hr to keep up with the group. Path climbs from Lady Denman Dr to Dunrossil Dr.

Venue:

Meet at car park for Yarralumla dog park, junction Brown & Banks Sts, Yarralumla.  Car pool to start of walk at car park south of Scrivener Dam.

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6156 1413

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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open day inner south

Orthodox Easter Tradition

Macedonian Orthodox Church Saint Kliment of Ohrid Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

This year Christians celebrated Easter together on 16th April but why do some Christians have another date? What traditions are associated with Easter? Come along to the Macedonian Orthodox Church, admire its architecture, beautiful interior and be part of the Sunday morning church mass.

Venue:

313 Goyder Street, Narrabundah

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0401 094 412

Website:

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open day regional act

Mt Franklin Skifield Open Day

ACT Parks & Conservation Service Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Visit the heritage-listed Mount Franklin Skifield. Handle skis made before World War II. Walk around the precinct with rangers and Canberra Alpine Club members to discover how skiing became a Canberra sporting and social activity, and how technology and expectations have changed over two or three generations.

Venue:

Mt Franklin Shelter, Mt Franklin Road, Namadgi National Park

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6207 2425

Website:

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cultural inner north

Aboriginal traditional weaving workshop

Culture on the Move Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Connect to the world’s oldest continuing culture during this full day workshop. Through weaving and traditional plant uses you will gain an understanding of Aboriginal connection to Country. At the completion of this workshop you will feel like you have been immersed in our culture while enjoying the very therapeutic sense of healing it provides.

Venue:

Australian National Botanic Garden, Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: $160
Contact: 0438 544 982
cultureonthemove@gmail.com
Website:

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Wetlands World War I Trench Tours

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Take a step back in time and relive the experiences of our World War 1 soldiers from Duntroon Trench Warfare and Bombing School, by taking a tour of Canberra's historic World War 1 training trenches with history writer Mark Butz. One of the best examples of trenches in Australia, they were uncovered at Jerrabomberra Wetlands in 2014 and were originally part of the Duntroon Estate. Mark will share this very interesting and detailed story from 100 years ago on site.c

Venue:

Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Adult $35, Child $15, Conc & Sen $25, Family $90
Contact: 0439 030 058
lori.gould@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au
Website: https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/events/list/

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tour inner south

Kingston Heritage Walk

Kingston Barton Residents Group Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Led by knowledgeable locals, the tour will look at Kingston’s 1920s commercial and retail sites, the unique streetscapes, domestic architecture and design of the Housing Conservation Precinct, then to Canberra’s earliest industrial area. See the sensitive re-use of buildings that now house world-renown printing and glass art ateliers, in what will be a larger Arts Precinct.

Venue:

Meet at Green Square, Kingston. Tour concludes at Old Bus Depot Markets

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0419 767 179
petermoore@grapevine.net.au
Website: www.kingstonandbarton.net

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tour inner south

What's in that Tower - Exploring the National Carillon

National Capital Authority Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

What is the National Carillon and why do we have it? What is inside that building? During this tour meet a carillonist, discover some history, and see the bells up close. These tours are held both before and after the regularly scheduled free concerts (12.30pm start) so that participants can enjoy some music. Tours at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
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other activities inner south

Forest Heritage at Yarralumla

Institute of Foresters of Australia Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

You are invited to attend the launch of interpretive signage to highlight the heritage values of the Yarralumla Forestry Precinct in front of the former Australian Forestry School (end of Schlich Street). A guided walk through Westbourne Woods and refreshments at the nearby oval will follow the formalities.

Venue:

Yarralumla Forestry Precinct & Westbourne Woods, Banks Street, Yarralumla

Start time: 1.30 pm
End time: 5.30 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6153 3044
admin@forestry.org.au
Website: www.forestry.org.au

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exhibition goulburn

The Australian Light Horse & the Australian Flying Corps - continuing to highlight the Centenary of World War I

Friends of Mulwaree Museum Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Continuing with the recognition of Australia's involvement in World War I, this year's exhibition focuses on The Australian Light Horse and the Australian Flying Corps. Artefacts have been donated by the local community. The exhibition has appeal to all age groups.

Venue:

40 McDermott Drive, Goulburn

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 4821 2587

Website:

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Peninsula Tales

National Museum of Australia Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Join your guide Catherine in the year 1947, as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of the Acton Peninsula on this one-hour walking tour.

Venue:

National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Adult $15, Conc $10, Sen $10, Members free
Contact: 62085000
information@nma.gov.au
Website: www.nma.gov.au

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talk workshop inner north

Let's Hunt for History!

St John's Schoolhouse Museum Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Let’s go on a History Hunt! This year at St John’s Schoolhouse we are asking questions and inviting you to hunt for answers in the Schoolhouse museum, as well as around the historic graveyard and church. This will be both fun and informative, with something for children 6-18, as well as family groups hunting together.

Venue:

45 Constitution Avenue, Reid

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6161 0017
gardjen@iinet.net.au
Website: www.stjohnscanberra.org

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talk workshop tuggeranong

C.E.W. Bean's years at Tuggeranong

Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

Jenny Horsfield will give a talk on Bean’s five years at Tuggeranong Homestead, which he called ‘this beautiful home’.  Those years saw him complete the first volumes of the war history and marry the woman who would be his lifelong companion and helper.  An exhibition on loan from ADFA about Bean will be on display.

Venue:

Tuggeranong Homestead, Johnson Drive, Richardson

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $15 incl. afternoon tea
Contact: 6231 4535
robhorsfield@bigpond.com
Website:

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tour belconnen

Living and working in 19th century Canberra: two heritage sites in Belconnen

National Trust (ACT) & Australian Garden History Society Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

We think of European settlement in Canberra as centred on great pastoral stations like Duntroon and Yarralumla, but there was also much activity in what is now the Belconnen area.  Join a guided afternoon ramble to explore the Charnwood Homestead site in Fraser, and Palmerville in McKellar.  Wear closed shoes. Cost includes refreshments.

Venue:

Provided at time of booking

Start time: 2.30 pm
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: $10
Contact: 6230 0533
info@nationaltrustact.org.au
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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How to Make a Lake

National Capital Authority Apr 30 - Apr 30 Find out more

About

What was Canberra like before and after the lake? How was it created? Why does the water stay where it is? Stroll along the northern shore of the central basin with your guide who will be equipped with historical photos and will also point out some of the hidden curiosities. Tour concludes at the National Carillon.

Venue:

Meet at front desk, National Capital Exhibition, Barrine drive, Regatta Point

Start time: 2.30 pm
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-make-a-lake-tickets-31239352745

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Peninsula Tales

National Museum of Australia May 01 - May 01 Find out more

About

Join your guide Catherine in the year 1947, as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of the Acton Peninsula on this one-hour walking tour.

Venue:

National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Adult $15, Cons $10, Sen $10, Members free
Contact: 6208 5000
information@nma.gov.au
Website: www.nma.gov.au

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tour inner north

Torchlight tour at St John's Churchyard tours

Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc May 01 - May 03 Find out more

About

Headstones by torchlight in St John’s Churchyard? A great opportunity to hear stories of many pioneers buried at this site that predates the nation’s capital by almost 70 years. Enjoy a cuppa afterwards in St John's School House Museum (for a gold coin donation). Bring a torch. Groups limited to 20. Some uneven surfaces.

Venue:

St John's Anglican Church, Constitution Ave, Reid

Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 8.30 pm
Cost: Adult $10, Child $5
Contact: 0429 411 942
junepenny@bigpond.com
Website: www.familyhistoryact.org.au

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talk workshop belconnen

Family History Open Day

Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc May 02 - May 02 Find out more

About

Come and browse the eclectic range of resources our Library has for family historians!  Two talks: 'Starting your Family History' with Jenny Higgins at 10am, and 'Canberra Connections' at 11.30am with Pam Ray.  Books for sale, including new edition of Family History for Beginners & Beyond, and a special membership rate offer.

Venue:

Cook Community Hub, 7/41 Templeton Street, Cook

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6254 7859

Website: familyhistoryact.org.au

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tour inner south

What's Behind the Hedges?

National Capital Authority May 02 - May 02 Find out more

About

Why were these gardens created? Who were they designed for? A guided walk of Old Parliament House Gardens will highlight its history and the variety of rose plantings. Your friendly guide will meet you at the steps of the House, and explain how a private garden for members and senators became a place of beauty open to all visitors.

Venue:

Old Parliament House Gardens, King George Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whats-behind-the-hedges-tickets-31240881317

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Indigenous Australians at War exhibition tour

National Archives of Australia May 02 - May 02 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts for a fascinating tour of our two complementary exhibitions that shine a light on Indigenous Australians at war, and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned: Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present (touring from the Shrine of Remembrance) and Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: http://nationalarchivesofaustralia.eventbrite.com/

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Indigenous Plant Use Walk

Ausralian National Botanic Gardens May 03 - May 03 Find out more

About

Join the Ranger and enjoy an easy walk along our Aboriginal Plant Use Trail. You will discover how Indigenous people from across Australia use plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice. This is a great activity for the whole family as it engages all the senses.

Venue:

Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6250 9540
info@anbg.gov.au
Website: https://register.eventarc.com/37658/indigenous-plant-use-walk

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tour inner south

What's in that Tower - Exploring the National Carillon

National Capital Authority May 03 - May 03 Find out more

About

What is the National Carillon and why do we have it? What is inside that building? During this tour meet a carillonist, discover some history, and see the bells up close. These tours are held both before and after the regularly scheduled free concerts (12.30pm start) so that participants can enjoy some music. Tours at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
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Commitment and Commemoration

National Capital Authority May 03 - May 03 Find out more

About

How do we perceive our duty to the empire/UN/USA? Explore the artworks along Anzac Parade while discovering the way that commitment and commemoration has changed since the first memorials were installed. Commencing at the Desert Mounted Corps, we will finish at Hellenic Memorial just in time for the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

Venue:

Anzac Parade, Desert Mounted Corps, closest memorial to intersection of Amaroo St and Anzac Park, featuring a pair of riders on horses
Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 4.45 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/commemoration-and-commitment-tickets-31240354742

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Violets Park Commemorative Artwork

Tuggeranong Arts Centre May 04 - May 04 Find out more

About

Join Minister Gentleman in this official launch of 'Meeting Place,' a commemorative artwork in recognition of Ngunnawal elder Violet Bulger. It will also feature a smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country by members of Violet's family and entertainment by local school children. The event will be followed by a free community barbeque in Violet's Park.

Venue:

Violets Park, Marungal Avenue, Ngunnawal

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6293 1443

Website:

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The Power of a Voice - The Path to Reconciliation, Referendum and Land Rights

National Capital Authority May 04 - May 04 Find out more

About

What place does the referendum have in reconciliation? Reconciliation is a path that our country is on. Discover the artworks along this path, the significance of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo Decision. Meet your friendly guide at 'Fire and Water', the artwork closest to the crossing between Questacon and the National Library.
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Wetlands World War I Trench Tours

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust May 04 - May 04 Find out more

About

Take a step back in time and relive the experiences of our World War 1 soldiers from Duntroon Trench Warfare and Bombing School, by taking a tour of Canberra's historic World War 1 training trenches with history writer Mark Butz. One of the best examples of trenches in Australia, they were uncovered at Jerrabomberra Wetlands in 2014 and were originally part of the Duntroon Estate. Mark will share this very interesting and detailed story from 100 years ago on site.

Venue:

Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Adult $35, Child $15, Conc & Sen $25, Family $90
Contact: 0439 030 058
lori.gould@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au
Website: https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/events/list/

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Indigenous Australians at War exhibition tour

National Archives Of Australia May 04 - May 04 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts for a fascinating tour of our two complementary exhibitions that shine a light on Indigenous Australians at war, and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned: Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present (touring from the Shrine of Remembrance) and Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect.

Venue:

Queen Victoria, Parkes

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: http://nationalarchivesofaustralia.eventbrite.com/

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talk workshop inner north

Including Canberra: Questions & Change in a Socially Inclusive City

Territory Records Office & ACT Heritage Library May 05 - May 05 Find out more

About

Did you know that Canberrans didn’t have the right to vote in the 1967 referendum? Archives ACT and the ACT Heritage Library invite you to attend a talk by Rachel Stephen-Smith, Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, about how we help all Canberrans to participate in our progressive and inclusive society.
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Federation Gallery special viewing

National Archives of Australia May 05 - May 05 Find out more

About

Join our gallery hosts to see where some of Australia’s most significant documents are carefully preserved. Take a sneak peek at the ‘birth certificates’ of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the original Constitution Act and Queen Victoria’s Royal Commission of Assent.

Venue:

Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6212 3600

Website: www.naa.gov.au

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Heritage & History Book Fair

Canberra & District Historical Society May 05 - May 05 Find out more

About

Since 1953 the Historical Society has collected books, maps, documents and artefacts of interest to Canberrans. The Society is holding a sale of new and used books and items of local, national and international heritage and historical interest. All welcome: wine & cheese served.

Venue:

Curtin Place, Curtin Shops (Entrance from Strangways Street car park)

Start time: 5.00 pm
End time: 7.00 pm
Cost:
Contact: 6281 2929
admin@canberrahistory.org.au
Website: www.canberrahistory.org.au

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ANU Public Astronomy Night

Australian National University May 05 - May 05 Find out more

About

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invites you to attend our public observing night. Come and see the rings of Saturn and so much more. As a bonus,  ANU Heritage Officer Amy Jarvis will be presenting on the unique history of the observatory in the Mt Stromlo Visitor Centre.

Venue:

Mount Stromlo Visitors Centre, Mt Stromlo Road, Stromlo

Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6125 6711
brad.tucker@anu.edu.au
Website: http://www.mtstromlopublicnights.eventbrite.com.au

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Ghost tour at the NFSA

National Film and Sound Archive May 05 - May 05 Find out more

About

Join Tim The Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the NFSA headquarters - once the Institute of Anatomy and ranked as one of Australia's most haunted buildings. Discover the disturbing stories lurking in the basement and under the stairs... if you dare! A rare treat for lovers of the mysterious and macabre.

Venue:

McCoy Circuit, Acton

Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm
Cost: Adult $59
Contact: 6248 2000
events@nfsa.gov.au
Website: http://www.trybooking.com/HJDZ

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Cricket photographs 1922-39 at Historical Society

Canberra & District Historical Society May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

This open day will include the recently acquired Keith Carnall Photographic collection. Photos from local cricketing events 1922-1939 will be on display. Did you know Bradman was bowled for 7 by local hero Tom O’Connor? Who were Arthur Mailey’s ‘Bohemians?  Books and bric-a-brac will be on sale in the courtyard.

Venue:

Curtin Place, Curtin Shops (entrance from Strangways Street car park)

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost:
Contact: 6281 2929
admin@canberrahistory.org.au
Website: www.canberrahistory.org.au

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cultural inner north

Aboriginal Traditional Weaving Workshop

Culture on the Move May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Connect to the world’s oldest continuing culture during this full day workshop. Through weaving and traditional plant uses you will gain an understanding of Aboriginal connection to Country. At the completion of this workshop you will feel like you have been immersed in our culture while enjoying the very therapeutic sense of healing it provides.

Venue:

Australian National Botanic Garden, Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: $160
Contact: 0438 544 982
cultureonthemove@gmail.com
Website:

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Fetherston Gardens - our Horticultural Heritage

Fetherston Gardens Friends May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Join one of the guided tours of the old CIT Weston Heritage Arboretum with its rare and unique plantings. There will also be a plant stall, barbecue, children's garden activity tent and a horticultural heritage information stall for Fetherston Gardens.

Venue:

Heysen Street, Weston Creek

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0403 555 629

Website:

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The Changing Face of Timekeeping

The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) Chapter 182 May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Check out the changes made in timekeeping over time with a display of members’ intriguing collections. Bring in your clocks and watches for an appraisal, which includes a description of the object, where and when it was made. No valuations as we are not licensed valuers.

Venue:

The Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St, Weston

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6162 1877

Website:

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exhibition inner south

Peace Works! exhibition, performances and publication launch

Peace Works! May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Peace Works! will launch a printed book and an interactive e-book containing a wide range of community creative responses to "Yearning for Peace" arising from World War I. All day events will include displays of submissions, musical and drama performances, meet the author/artist presentations, free refreshments. Formal launches by eminent historian Joan Beaumont at 2pm.

Venue:

National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0420 534 189

Website:

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Wheatfield Galley Exhibition

Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Farm May 06 - May 07 Find out more

About

“Everything stops for Tea” - fascinating antique accessories for tea - antique tea caddies for storing tea, antique tea pots and urns, ceramic tea cups, tea tables, jugs, sucriers and vintage posters. A Colonial tea caddy made at Port Phillip in 1803 is the oldest Colonial item made in Victoria and one of the world’s most valuable antique tea caddies. See website for details.

Venue:

Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Farm, 660 Majors Creek Road, Braidwood

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0438 126 987

Website: www.millpond.com.au

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Living Stones

Presbyterian Church of St Andrew May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Driven  past hundreds of times and never entered? Join a conducted tour of this  beautiful neo-gothic church with its finely carved timber furnishings. Hear  the organ, the choir, voices from the stained glass windows and ring the  bells. Enjoy the Manse exhibition "Living Stones". Tours at 10.30, 11.30 and 1.30.

Venue:

1 State Circle Forrest

Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 2.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0402 215 303

Website:

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All Saints' Guided Tour

All Saints' Anglican Church, Ainslie May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Come on this guided tour of the heritage-listed church which was originally constructed as a funeral train station at the Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney. When decommissioned it was purchased and moved to Canberra to be reconstructed as a church. The Sheffield stained glass windows and the pipe organ are also heritage items.

Venue:

9-15 Cowper Street, Ainslie

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0419 218 410
bhurrell@csu.edu.au
Website:

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talk workshop tuggeranong

Unveiling Aboriginal interpretive signage for Theodore Grinding Grooves

Southern ACT Catchment Group May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Be the first to see the new Canberra Tracks sign, funded through an ACT Heritage Grant, at its unveiling at the Aboriginal grinding grooves. Ngunawal elder Wally Bell will provide a brief interpretation of the importance of this site and information on its future care and protection.

Venue:

Tuggeranong Hill Reserve, Christmas Street, Theodore

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6296 6400
projects@sactcg.org.au
Website: www.sactcg.org.au

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Mugga-Mugga

ACT Historic Places May 06 - May 07 Find out more

About

Step back in time to discover the layers of history in this shepherd’s cottage on the Limestone Plains. Discover what life was like for the Curley family as Canberra grew up around Mugga-Mugga’s paddocks. Tours at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.

Venue:

129 Narrabundah Lane, Symonston

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact: 6235 6500
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/mugga-mugga-cottage

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Calthorpes' House

ACT Historic Places May 06 - May 07 Find out more

About

Celebrating its 90th birthday, Calthorpes’ House is a window into a past era. Built in 1927, this original survivor is a treasure trove of domestic history. Explore the ideals of style and taste of 1920s Australia adopted by one early Canberra family, the Calthorpes. Tours at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm.

Venue:

24 Mugga Way, Red Hill

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/calthorpes-house

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History & High Tea at Hotel Kurrajong

Hotel Kurrajong May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Opened in 1926, Hotel Kurrajong's corridors are steeped in the nation’s political history. Now, fully refurbished to its original grandeur, experience its heritage with a unique 21st century twist. Join us for a guided tour of Hotel Kurrajong Canberra followed by a traditional high tea at Chifley’s Tea House including a glass of bubbles.

Venue:

8 National Circuit, Barton

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: $48
Contact: 6234 4444
meet@hotelkurrajong.com.au
Website: http://www.hotelkurrajong.com.au

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Peninsula Tales

National Museum of Australia May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Join your guide Catherine in the year 1947, as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of the Acton Peninsula on this one-hour walking tour.

Venue:

National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Adult $15, Cons $10, Sen $10, Members free
Contact: 6208 5000
information@nma.gov.au
Website: www.nma.gov.au

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talk workshop inner south

Let's Hunt for History!

St John's Schoolhouse Museum May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Let’s go on a History Hunt! This year at St John’s Schoolhouse we are asking questions and inviting you to hunt for answers in the Schoolhouse museum, as well as around the historic graveyard and church. This will be both fun and informative, with something for children 6-18, as well as family groups hunting together.

Venue:

45 Constitution Avenue, Reid

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6161 0017
gardjen@iinet.net.au
Website: www.stjohnscanberra.org

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Tim the Yowie man's Ultimate Heritage Adventure

Tim the Yowie Man May 06 - May 07 Find out more

About

Are you game to visit Burnima, a 32 room Victorian era Gothic-style mansion set amongst a secret stand of pines in the dark? Our tour includes dinner in Bombala’s iconic Heritage Restaurant, candlelight supper in Nimmitabel’s historic windmill and overnight ensuite accommodation in The Alpine Hotel, one of the Monaro’s landmark historic buildings.

Venue:

Tour starts and finishes at Alpine Hotel Cooma, 89 Sharp Street, Cooma

Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 10.00 am
Cost: $269
Contact:
tym@grapevine.net.au
Website: www.yowieman.com.au

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A Night @ the Mysterious Museum

Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight May 06 - May 06 Find out more

About

Are you game to visit the museum, formerly the Police Sergeant's residence of 1876, in the dark? Get up close and personal with items linked to local tales of mayhem, murder and the macabre, and try to solve one of the town's oldest enduring mysteries – the case of the disappearing grave. Tour includes a light supper.

Venue:

Queanbeyan's House of History, Farrer Place

Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 9.00 pm
Cost: Adult $60
Contact: 0413 671 123
qbn@qbncityofchampions.com.au
Website:

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Canberra Secrets heritage tour

Canberra Secrets May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Join passionate Canberran Marg Wade in learning some of her favourite 'secret' and quirky things in and around Canberra. You will be collected from a central point within Canberra and travel in comfort as you are transported from one secret to the next in and around Canberra. Be prepared to learn and have fun!

Venue:

Collection point provided at time of booking

Start time: 9.00 am
End time: 11.00 am
Cost: Adult $60
Contact: 0419 209 703
marg@canberrasecrets.com.au
Website: www.canberrasecrets.com.au

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Lake Burley Griffin Heritage Walk 4: Yarramundi Shores, a forgotten corner of the Lake

National Trust (ACT) May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Venture where few Canberrans have trodden to explore the heritage values of Yarramundi Inlet wetlands and grassland, Green Hills, arboreta & cork oaks on this 4 km circular walk.  Discover more about possible futures for the Lake’s shores in this special area. Bush tracks and long grass, so wear waterproof shoes if wet.

Venue:

Meet at car park on the lake side of Lady Denman Drive opp main entrance to National Arboretum.

Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 11.30 am
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6156 1413

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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Orthodox Easter Tradition

Macedonian Orthodox Church Saint Kliment of Ohrid May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

This year Christians celebrated Easter together on 16th April but why do some Christians have another date? What traditions are associated with Easter? Come along to the Macedonian Orthodox Church, admire its architecture, beautiful interior and be part of the Sunday morning church mass.

Venue:

313 Goyder Street, Narrabundah

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 0401 094 412

Website:

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Bullan Mura

Molonglo Catchment Group May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Ngunawal custodians discuss how change since the 1967 referendum influences their restoration work on Bullan Mura (women’s pathway). The resilience of people and environment are intertwined in this Ngunawal story of a remnant of natural bushland Block 2 Section 128 Yarralumla, situated at the foot of Parliament House.

Venue:

Alexandrina drive, Yarralumla (opp. Canberra Yacht Club)

Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 6299 2119
contactus@molonglocatchment.org.au
Website: www.molonglocatchment.org.au

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Lanyon: Beyond the Homestead

ACT Historic Places May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Step out of the homestead and discover different aspects of Lanyon from the outbuildings to the gardens. There is much to learn, to see and to do. Activities for children ranging from creating a pinwheel inspired by Lanyon’s windmill to watercolour workshops in the beautiful garden will be on offer. Delve deeper into history with conservation talks and advice, or join a walk to discover more about the Aboriginal heritage at Lanyon. Many activities on the day require bookings, so don't miss out and book early.

Venue:

Tharwa Drive, Tharwa

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 2.00 pm
Cost: Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/whats-on

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Tharwa Bridge to De Salis Cemetery

ACT Parks & Conservation Service May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Follow the De Salis river track and learn about Aboriginal significance of the area, the history of the Tharwa Bridge, Lombardi Poplars and Cuppacumbalong Homestead, finishing at the cemetery. Why was this heritage-listed cemetery built here?

Venue:

From Tharwa Bridge, Tharwa

Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6207 2900
namadginationalpark@act.gov.au
Website:

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What's in that Tower - Exploring the National Carillon

National Capital Authority May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

What is the National Carillon and why do we have it? What is inside that building? During this tour meet a carillonist, discover some history, and see the bells up close. These tours are held both before and after the regularly scheduled free concerts (12.30pm start) so that participants can enjoy some music. Tours at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
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Lanyon: Discovery and Recovery

ACT Historic Places May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Always wanted to know how to care for your heritage objects? University of Canberra (UC), with ACT Historic Places and the Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) will give practical conservation tips and tricks. So bring your favourite portable objects and heirlooms to Lanyon and get some expert conservation advice. Bookings are essential for the two sessions 12.30-1pm and 1-1.30pm.

Venue:

Tharwa Drive, Tharwa

Start time: 12.30 pm
End time: 1.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact:
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au
Website: https://conservationlanyon.eventbrite.com.au/

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Queanbeyan Heritage Walk

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Queanbeyan is the town that built the nation's capital. Join heritage adviser Pip Giovanelli and historian Brendan O'Keefe for an easy two hour walk that will explain the city's history and planning on a fascinating and informative ramble through the streets of Queanbeyan CBD, suburbs and one or two special interiors.

Venue:

Meet at Queanbeyan Park at the intersection of Lowe and Morisset Streets

Start time: 1.45 pm
End time: 4.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6285 6256

Website:

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The Australian Light Horse & the Australian Flying Corps - continuing to highlight the Centenary of World War I

Friends of Mulwaree Museum May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Continuing with the recognition of Australia's involvement in World War I, this year's exhibition focuses on The Australian Light Horse and the Australian Flying Corps. Artefacts have been donated by the local community. The exhibition has appeal to all age groups.

Venue:

40 McDermott Drive, Goulburn

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: 48212587

Website:

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Reid Revelation: Heritage Tour & Delicious Afternoon Tea

National Trust (ACT) & Reid Uniting Church Restoration Works Committee May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Canberra's first urban church opened 90 years ago as the South Ainslie Methodist Church. The Korean Uniting congregation now occupies this heritage-listed Church in beautiful Reid. Talks and a tour of the Church with a Heritage Architect will be followed by refreshments including Korean food.

Venue:

Provided at time of booking

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.45 pm
Cost: Adult $20, Child $10
Contact: 6230 0533
info@nationaltrustact.org.au
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/act

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Peninsula Tales

National Museum of Australia May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Join your guide Catherine in the year 1947, as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of the Acton Peninsula on this one-hour walking tour.

Venue:

National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula

Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm
Cost: Adult $15, Cons $10, Sen $10, Members free
Contact: 6208 5000
information@nma.gov.au
Website: www.nma.gov.au

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How to Make a Lake

National Capital Authority May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

What was Canberra like before and after the lake? How was it created? Why does the water stay where it is? Stroll along the northern shore of the central basin with your guide who will be equipped with historical photos and will also point out some of the hidden curiosities. Tour concludes at the National Carillon.

Venue:

Meet at front desk, National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive, Regatta Point

Start time: 2.30 pm
End time: 3.30 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 6272 2902
nce@natcap.gov.au
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-make-a-lake-tickets-31239352745

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cultural inner north

All Saints' Choral & Organ Recital

All Saints' Anglican Church, Ainslie May 07 - May 07 Find out more

About

Enjoy music for choir and organ in this amazing church. The concert will feature the well-known Motet Choir from All Saints’ as well as organ music played by their Director, Dr. Terry Norman. The concert will include choral music by Parsons, Sweelinck, Victoria, Parry and Wood, and organ music by Hofhaimer and Bach.

Venue:

9-15 Cowper Street, Ainslie

Start time: 2.30 pm
End time: 4.00 pm
Cost: Adult $20, Child $10, Conc $15, Family $50
Contact: 0419 218 410
bhurrell@csu.edu.au
Website: