Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery

While the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia, in particular, have extensive displays of Aboriginal artwork and other artifacts there are not many places in Canberra which hold a decent collection of Aboriginal art that is for sale – at reasonable prices. Continue reading “Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery”

Hanging Rock Walk – Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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A very short and easy walk.

While only 500metres in length the walk does involves some steps. Allow 30 minutes at a very leisurely pace as you meander though the eucalypt forest, partially along a creek, en-route to the Hanging Rock. This is a circular walk best done in a clockwise direction. Continue reading “Hanging Rock Walk – Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve”

Yarri and the Great Flood of 1852

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Located along Sheridan Lane by Morley’s Creek are a number of reminders of the 1852 flood in Gundagai.

Europeans began settling in Gundagai in the 1820s. Ignoring the advice of the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal people, they established and developed the town on the low-lying alluvial flats between the Murrumbidgee River and Morley’s Creek – that large expanse of lowland (floodplain) between the river and today’s town which you can see traversed by the Prince Alfred Bridge and the Old Railway Bridge (picture 5). Continue reading “Yarri and the Great Flood of 1852”

Australian Centre For Christianity And Culture – Incorporating The Bible Garden

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In 1926 the Church of England (now the Anglican Church of Australia) was granted a prime piece of land overlooking the then Mononglo River (stream), now Lake Burley Griffin. The intent was that a grand cathedral be built on the site and it was thus dedicated for St Mark’s Cathedral. Due to a lack of funds, the Cathedral was never built. Continue reading “Australian Centre For Christianity And Culture – Incorporating The Bible Garden”

Narrabundah – The Little Hawk

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I actually called into the Narrabundah Shops (Narrabundah is a relatively close suburb to the city centre though somewhat off the tourist map) to have breakfast at a nice looking café I had spotted a little time before. It was closed. In fact everything was closed apart from an IGA store (supermarket) and the place was pretty much deserted, as well as looking rather decrepit (that is apart from the café and a couple of restaurants which I have not frequented). Granted, it was 8am on a Sunday morning – though that doesn’t account for the decrepit look! Continue reading “Narrabundah – The Little Hawk”