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.
Listening to the past: Music in Historic Places
Sat 29 August: 11am–1pm
From the earliest days of human occupation, musical performance has been the way in which people have expressed their thoughts, emotions and their stories. Join ANU School of Music Visiting Fellow, Jennifer Gall for an exploration of the different kinds of sounds heard at Mugga-Mugga from indigenous occupation and from the 1830s when Europeans settled in the district. There will be a chance to try instruments like those used by members of the Curley family and a sing along with songs from the house music collection. Mugga-Mugga’s piano is newly restored and you will also have the chance to hear the hidden voices of the site inside the home. With support from ACT Heritage.
$15 (ACT M&G members free), payment by Tue 25 August at Eventbrite: http://muggalisteningtothepast.eventbrite.com.au. Please wear closed-toe shoes and outdoor clothing.
SYLVIA CURLEY ORATION: Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes
Sun 24 May: 2–4pm
A driving force of innovation and a willingness to push gendered boundaries, Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes, Neonatal specialist and ACT Australian of the Year 2014, is best known for her inspiring and award-winning work with babies and families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. Professor Kecskes will discuss the revolutionary shifts that are occurring in hospital practice today, and reflect on her highly accomplished work and research which continues to inform best-practice treatment of newborn babies in Australia and around the world. A lecture to honour Sylvia Curley’s dedication to innovation and improvement in the medical profession.
Free, RSVP by Wed 20 May.
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