Past Community Programs 2009

Conserving Mugga

Saturday 21 November › 2.00 – 3.30pm

John Armes, Assistant Director: Historic Places, will lead a guided tour exploring the cottage and its immediate surrounds. John will discuss why Mugga-Mugga is historically significant; his experience with the conservation of the cottage; and how to read and analyse the building fabric.

Cost: Normal admission
Bookings essential: by Wed 18 November, limited numbers
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677

Bush Poetry

Sunday 12 July › 4.00 – 6.00pm

The Queanbeyan Bush Poets present a variety of traditional and contemporary bush poetry by the pot belly stove in the Mugga-Mugga Education Centre. Enjoy old favourites and discover new works of bush poetry after touring Mugga-Mugga Cottage, a site which evokes this great Australian tradition.

Cost: $10 (ACT M&G $8), includes light refreshments
Bookings and payment: by Wed 8 July
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677

Open House for Senior Citizens

Sunday 22 March › 1.30 – 4.30pm

Join a guided tour that will introduce the late Miss Sylvia Curley OAM and her determination to tell the story of her family’s cottage and pioneer rural workers of the Limestone Plains. Tours on the hour, followed by afternoon tea in the Education Centre.

In association with ACT Seniors Week.

Cost: Free for senior citizens, otherwise normal admission
Bookings for groups: 6235 5677


Mother’s Day Open House

Sunday 10 May › 1.30 – 4.30pm

This Mother’s Day visit Mugga-Mugga cottage and outbuildings and be reminded of the rural worker’s lifestyle. Following a tour of the cottage, join us for tea and cake in the Education Centre.

Cost: Free for mothers and grandmothers, otherwise normal admission


Sylvia Curley Oration

Sunday 24 May › 2.00pm

Like so many prophets, Peter Andrews was not initially welcomed in his own land – but it seems that many people are now asking why we didn’t listen to him earlier. John Anderson, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
Peter Andrews, grazier and author of the bestselling book Back from the Brink: How Australia’s Landscape Can Be Saved and the much awaited sequel, Beyond the Brink, will give this year’s Sylvia Curley Oration. A farmer who is passionate about this country’s landscape health, Peter is forging the way in restoring the "delicate balance between the land, its climate and inhabitants". In 2005, he was featured in a two-part Australian Story on the ABC, 'Of Drought and Flooding Rain', which was voted the very best Australian Story of the decade. A relevant and important lecture that will add depth to the understanding of the effects of drought on the Australian landscape. The Oration will be followed by afternoon tea in the Mugga Education Centre.

Cost: Free
RSVP: 6235 5677, by Wed 20 May

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