Dickson Dazzles: Canberra’s Original Aerodrome (1924-1926) Heritage Walk

Discover the incredible stories of those magnificent men in their flying machines, as we approach the Centenary of Canberra’s original Aerodrome. Join heritage researcher Jane Goffman for an insider’s tour of the suburb’s many unsolved mysteries.

Learn about the earliest fatal air crash in the new Capital Territory, its victims and its ploughman hero. See where once famous pilots flew their extraordinary biplanes, carrying out important survey missions and launching new ways of doing business.

Starting from the western gate of the former soldier settlement block, now the site of Dickson Library, this walk covers a circuit of approximately 2 km over a pedestrian path beneath shady trees, returning via footpaths and the cycle path.

Visit the centrepiece of the Aerodrome’s landing ground, now the site of an aviation memorial.

A Canberra and Region Heritage Festival event – by the National Trust (ACT) /Canberra and Region Heritage Researchers/Dickson Residents Group

Event date

Event Details

133 Cowper Street, Dickson, Australian Capital Territory

Parking available at the Library and next to the pool.


2pm to 4pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.trybooking.com/CFPJW
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: