Past Community Programs 2010


Thursday 22 April › 10.00am – 12.30pm (5 to 8 years)
Friday 23 April > 10.00am – 12.30pm (5 to 8 years)

Join us on a nature ramble around Mugga-Mugga in search of something special! Children will work with the natural objects that they collect in a papermaking workshop to create unique hand-made papers inspired by the colours, patterns and textures of historic Mugga cottage and landscape.

Cost: $20 (ACT M&G Members $15), includes all materials
Bookings and payment: by Thurs 15 April
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677


Sunday 23 May › 2.00pm

Professor Steve Dovers is Director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU. He will use the Sylvia Curley Oration to explore the links between past and present environmental conditions and policies, and the role of understanding the past in managing contemporary challenges.

Cost: Free
RSVP: by Wed 19 May, for catering purposes
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677

Download Professor Dovers oration.


Sunday 15 August > 10.00am – 12.00pm

Get your hands dirty at this practical composting workshop. Join Canberra Organic Growers Society President, Keith Colls, to discover how to create rich fertiliser from food and garden scrapes and reduce your landfill. The workshop will demonstrate how to set up a composting system, how an organic recycling system works and provide advice and tips about maintaining your compost. In association with the Australian Science Festival.

Cost: $15 (ACT M&G Members $12)
Bookings and payment: by Thurs 12 August
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677


Sunday 29 August > 1.30 – 4.00pm

Tour the worker’s cottage to reflect on the importance of domestic skills for the families that lived there when the cottage was part of the Duntroon Estate. The significance of wool for the pioneers of the Limestone Plains will be explored. Following afternoon tea, participants will learn from the Spinners and Weavers Guild and have the opportunity to try the fine art of spinning for themselves.

Cost: $20 (ACT M&G Members $15)
Bookings and payment: by Thurs 26 August
historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au or 6235 5677


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