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Stone artefacts get royal treatment

12 September 2018

Stone artefacts from the Gillespie Collection mounted at the National Capital Exhibition, Regatta Point.
Stone artefacts from the Gillespie Collection mounted at the National Capital Exhibition, Regatta Point.

A number of our volunteers were treated to a preview of the new National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point by curator Roslyn Hull and colleague Amanda Swadling. The focus of our interest was of course the hundred or so stone artefacts that we have lent to the NCA for their exhibition. The artefacts, from the Gillespie Collection, were collected by Lyall Gillespie from an area not far from Regatta Point - the Black Mountain peninsula. The NCA has now has them mounted on jewellery-style clasps and distributed over a cut-out map of the ACT at places of aboriginal significance. A caption duly identifies the stone artefacts as coming from the Gillespie Collection at the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre. We are naturally a little proud to have been able to make such a significant contribution to this very high profile Exhibition, and the recognition this bestows on the Gillespie Collection.


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