Settlement on the site commenced in about 1838. Present-day Mugga Mugga is set on seventeen hectares of grazing land, its centerpiece is a simple cottage built for the head shepherd of Duntroon in the 1870s.
Sun 16 March: 1.30–4.30pm
Join a guided tour introducing the story of the Curley family cottage and pioneer rural
workers of the Limestone Plains, followed by afternoon tea in the Education Centre.
In association with ACT Seniors’ Week.
Free for senior citizens; otherwise normal admission, please book for large groups. Guided tours are available for booked groups.
Tues 15 April: 10am–12pm (5 to 8 years)
Wed 16 April: 10am–2pm (9 to 12 years)
Watch and listen in the garden and paddocks for the birds that make their homes amongst the trees and grasses. Like the birds, collect nest making materials from the Mugga-Mugga environment and then weave your own nest.
$10 (ACT M&G members $7) 5 to 8 years, and $20 (ACT M&G members $15) 9 to 12 years, payment due by Tue 8 April. Please bring your own snacks, lunch and a drink.
Sun 11 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, a self-serve afternoon tea will be provided in the Education Centre.
Free entry for mothers and grandmothers, otherwise normal admission.
Sun 25 May: 2–4pm
Writer, historian and heritage consultant Dr Lenore Coltheart wonders if Sylvia Curley was right to think the soul of the city is found in its heritage – or even in its history. Drawing on her detailed research on people and places in Canberra and reflecting on a decade on the ACT Heritage Council, Lenore does some serious soul-searching. With her history of the Albert Hall to be published later this year, some secrets of Canberra’s ‘city hall’ feature in this year’s stimulating oration.
Free, RSVP by Wed 21 May.
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