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January 2022

Fooling around in flannels. Cricket on the Limestone Plains

This exhibition, now on display at the Cook Community Hub, is an anecdotal account of how cricket was woven into the fabric of district life from the earliest colonial times. Storyboards showcase a sporting and social history - William Davis Junior's 1850s 'old and invincible Ginninderra Cricket Club', how the ladies of the district played the game, the Keir Cup in the 1920s, Manuka Oval in the 1960s and much more

A booklet Fooling around in Flannels, published by the friends of the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre, is available at the FHACT Library for $5.50 (GST inc).

Location:FHACT, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street

April 2022

Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

The 2022 Heritage Festival theme is 'Curiosity'. It will invite audiences to challenge how they see the tangible and intangible heritage that makes our region unique and allow for the development of broad and inclusive events from community groups and stakeholders in the ACT and surrounding district.

Location:Various
Contact:Linda Roberts
Phone:6205 0255
Email:
Website:www.environment.act.gov.au/heritage/heritage-festival

Canberra & Region Heritage Festival - National Trust Open Day

An opportunity for people curious to explore the oldest European building in Canberra which is still standing. Duntroon Dairy is accessed via car parks on Kelliher Drive, Russell.
The Open Day will run from 10 am to 3 pm with guided tours, entertainment, refreshments and various stalls. With Duntroon Dairy's history and heritage, we hope to have demonstrations of some traditional rural trades and skills.

Time:10.00 - 3.00
Location:Duntron dairy
Contact:Mary Johnston
Phone:0427 381 380
Email:

May 2022

National Sorry Day

Every May 26 in Australia, National Sorry Day reminds the colonist-descended people of the nation to remember the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Why? During the 20th century, Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families to be "assimilated" into white Australian culture. They are known as the "Stolen Generations." It took several Australian government administrations coming and going before an apology was officially offered to the Indigenous Australians, but it finally was made official, and actions are still being undertaken to this day to repair the damage caused by tearing native families apart.

Time:Various
Location:Australia wide

July 2022

NAIDOC Week - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

More information on the NAIDOC website

Location:Various
Website:www.naidoc.org.au/about/naidoc-week

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