21 June 2011

Homes for the workers. Local history book launch

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homes for the workers

Homes for the Workers – The History of the Narrabundah Prefabs’ will be launched next Sunday

Murray’s Dairy in Narrabundah was resumed in 1946 for housing for building workers’ families so that Canberra could be constructed.

75 cheap temporary housing with steel frames and plywood were originally constructed. Larger fibro houses were subsequently built.

The suburb was hidden behind trees planted on Canberra Ave so that visitors would not see the workers houses.

30 families tell their stories of their lives in this unique part of Canberra’s history.

The book will be for sale at the launch – $30

The book will be available for sale @ $30, after the launch, from Narrabundah Newsagency and the Canberra District Historical Society.

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