Heritage Walk 22 Yarralumla Nursery

act 26 May 2019
We’ll have privileged access to this wonderful area with its heritage listed 1915 buildings, numerous historical artefacts and the early plantings by the father of Canberra trees, Charlie Weston. Yarralumla Nursery is still an operational plant nursery after 105 years and the Walk will explore the various uses for the
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Heritage Festival Walk Democracy Heritage

act 5 May 2019
Celebrate the people, places and dates associated with the development of Australia’s democracy and our national government.  The sites we visit all show different aspects of our democracy at work, how it works and who makes it work, from ordinary citizens to elected leaders. .NB As this Heritage Walk is
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Heritage Walk 21 Duntroon Dairy and Duntroon

act 28 Apr 2019
It is a short walk from the car park to Duntroon Dairy, a remarkable survivor of farming days.  The dairy, built in about 1832, is the oldest building on Duntroon Estate and is believed to be Canberra’s oldest extant European building. From the Dairy, we will enter the grounds of
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Heritage Festival Walk Scrivener’s Marks that Defined Canberra

act 20 Apr 2019
If you like ‘firsts’, this is a walk for you.  Charles Robert Scrivener not only surveyed Canberra: he recommended the present site of Australia’s federal capital as the best of those in the Yass-Canberra district. Then in March 1909 he and his survey teams undertook the first contour survey of
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Heritage Walk 20 Oaks Estate’s streets and houses

act 31 Mar 2019
  The landscape story this walk explores is about the Oaks Estate precinct viewed as an assemblage of intrinsic features of the built and natural environments.  The presence of the Molonglo and Queanbeyan Rivers in association with the landholdings, including “The Oaks” (1836), “the Robertsons’ house” (c.1912) the Queanbeyan Railway
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Norfolk Island – 8 Day Tour

act 23 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Norfolk Island, a tiny Australian island in the South Pacific Ocean, is defined by pine trees and jagged cliffs. Sandy beaches include Emily Bay, with reef-protected waters. Norfolk Island National Park offers views over palm forests from Mt. Pitt. In Kingston, the Norfolk Island Museum traces the island’s colourful past.

Heritage Walk 19 Cotter Dam – early Canberra’s water supply

act 24 Feb 2019
The walk will be in the Cotter Dam area looking at the progression of Canberra’s water supply over the past century, beginning with the original concrete gravity dam to serve a population of 25,000 people. The dam wall was then raised in 1951 to more than double its capacity; in
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Autumn Splendour in Japan

act 4 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
The National Trust (ACT) invites expressions of interest for an autumn colours and cultural tour to Japan from 4-17 November 2019 (13 nights). The tour will be led by Michael Hodgkin, life member of the National Trust, and immediate past president of the Australia – Japan Society (ACT). We will