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Rowan Henderson, exhibition curator, and CDHS President Alan Roberts

CDHS President Alan Roberts hands the flag over to Harriet Elvin, Cultural Facilites Corporation CEO.

Harriet Elvin, Cultural Facilities Corporation CEO, Koomarri CEO Miranda Garnett, and exhibition curator Rowan Henderson.



Canberra's Golden Tales: A Canberra Day Morning Tea

Tuesday 15 March

A morning tea was held at Canberra Museum and Gallery Tuesday 15 march for the opening of the Canberra Gold exhibition where the President of the Canberra District Historical Society (CDHS) handed over one of the six original flags ordered around 1929 by the Federal Capital Commission.

The flag is one of the earliest depictions of the armorial bearings which had only been adopted in 1928.

As the Territory did not have an official flag until 1993, and this flag was used as an unofficial Territory flag from 1929, it can be said to be Canberra’s ‘first’ flag.

Pictured is CDHS President Alan Roberts at the official handover with Cultural Facilities Corporation CEO Harriet Elvin.

Also attending the morning tea is Koomarri CEO Miranda Garnett, pictured here with Harriet Elvin and exhibition curator Rowan Henderson.

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