A very special event!
Many Canberrans will know the property “Huntly” on Uriarra Road, Stromlo where, through the generosity of the owner John
Gale OBE, numerous events have been held over the years. Sadly, John is no longer able to live at home and the contents of the
house – ranging from 18th century silver to contemporary garden sculpture – are being auctioned on Sunday 7 February. There
will be a viewing period from 4 February which will include a celebration of the 60th anniversary of John moving to Huntly.
The National Trust (ACT) has been invited, along with other organisations, to hold an event at Huntly during the viewing period.
We will be holding an Open Day in the gardens of Huntly on Saturday 6 February for visitors who come to inspect the contents
prior to the auction (or even if you just want to enjoy the gardens). There will be music, information about the property and
John’s life there, some classic and antique cars, activities for children and refreshments – devonshire teas, drinks, icecreams and a
If you are going to view the collection prior to the auction, do come on Saturday and enjoy a day with the National Trust in the
country (but very close to Canberra). Entry will be by gold coin donation and you will get a leaflet with information about the
property and a plan of the garden where you are welcome to wander around