Digging up Gungahlin, Lecture

poptop 17 April 2013

The Canberra Archaeological Society has been active in local archaeology and heritage protection for most of its 50 years.

At this presentation, Helen Cook will start with a panoramic view of Canberra Archaeological Society involvement in identifying, recording, excavating, conserving and promoting cultural heritage in Gungahlin, including embarrassing photos, the ghosts of history past and the story of ‘Girls’ Own Archaeology’.

Peter Dowling will pick up the threads on two landmark sites currently, if belatedly, conserved, including the people who made and loved these sites, the saga of protection and the opportunities to enjoy them today. These are the Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Workshop and the home of Thomas and Catherine Gribble, latterly called ‘The Valley’.

Peter and Helen invite anyone with an interest in the history of Gungahlin to come along and speak with them before and after the talk. Their dearest wish is to encourage a core of Friends of the History of Ginninderra to continue the vigilance and promotion of this iconic village, a foundation of modern Canberra.

Speaker/Host: Canberra Archaeological Society/Centre for Archaeological Research
Venue: Manning Clark Theatre 6, Bldg 26a, Union Court, ANU
Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Website: http://www.cas.asn.au
Enquiries: Helen Cooke on 0408443243, Sally Brockwell on 6125 2217

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