Field day – combined natural and cultural heritage

Field day and barbecue to celebrate Ngunawal caring for country and local Landcare. Living history, as told by a remnant corner of woodland, a tiny button Wrinklewort plant and a Ngunawal family who's ancestors camped on a creek by the side of present-day Capital Hill before the building of Canberra.

Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla (Between Chinese Embassy annex and Stirling Park –approx. Beside Lake Burley Griffin, 200 metres west from intersection with Flynn Drive

 

 

ANU Aboriginal Heritage Trail Tour

The Australian National University was recently awarded an ACT Heritage Grant to develop an Aboriginal Heritage Trail on the Acton Campus.  This is a great opportunity to communicate the rich Aboriginal heritage of this area to the students, staff and visitors of the University.

Points to discuss on the trail:

 - Significance of Black Mountain, Sullivan's Creek, Acton Ridge Grassland

- Land management (historic and now)

- Academic study of Aboriginal artefacts - responsibilities of researchers

- Routes towards meeting place on capital hill

- Bush food and bush medicine

- Rock art submerged by Lake Burley Griffin

- Waterways as pathways

Bookings essential 

PH: 6125 8794     Email: fs.heritage@anu.edu.au

 

2 Corporate Events in July 2017 

 

Australian National Botanic Gardens Talk - NAIDOC Week

Today’s Aboriginal Culture: A Ngunawal Perspective

the Australian National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

NAIDOC Week School Talk

Calwell Primary School 

30 June 2016 - All day 

-        Student Talk about Ngunawal culture/connection to Country

 

Other Events

ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium

The Commonwealth Solar Observatory Common Room,

Mount Stromlo Road, Weston Creek