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Elm Grove Open Day at Bonner – ACT Heritage Festival

By Gungahlin Al 17 April 2010

Experience and celebrate the history of early pastoralists in the Gungahlin region. The upper Ginninderra Creek area was keenly sought after and the Gillespie family had numerous land holdings stretching across the creek’s numerous flows – in the good years.

The ACT’s Heritage Festival moves to Elm Grove – a heritage listed property on the northern most section of the ACT in Bonner.

To get there take the Mulligans Flat Road north and take the second Mabo Boulevarde junction and follow the signs to Elm Grove (about 2km from turn off).

10.30 GCC President Alan Kerlin unveils heritage interpretive signage
10.50 Monaro Bush Dancers
11.30 Sing Australia Choir
12-2pm Storytelling
12 and 1.30pm Gungahlin Rural Fire Service demonstrations
1pm Mark Carmody leads a garden tour
2pm Sheep Shearing demo
ALL DAY: Archaeology dig for the kids supervised by the Canberra Archaeology Society (gold coin to join in)
Car Clubs display
Queanbeyan Art Society painting
National Trust Stall
Viewing of the ‘Stakeout out of Canberra’ DVD

Food on sale or bring a picnic Come enjoy the beautiful Autumn. Good coin entry (proceeds to National Trust).

Day finishes at 3pm.

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