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Heritage Walk 16 Wizards of Oz: a Dickson-Downer Heritage Trail

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Dickson Library

Dickson, ACT 2602

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From rabbit-infested soldier settlements on rural blocks to the city's original aerodrome to the dramas of CSIRO's Experiment station to modern urban expansion, this walk explores Dickson and Downer's rich and varied history. Expert heritage architects and urban planners use Dickson and Downer's buildings, plans, historic photos and maps to weave together the influences that shaped the area's present. Starting at Dickson Library, we travel east through the shops and past Dickson Pool to a 1926 air crash site (today's ANCA Studios and Gallery). We then head north to CSIRO's Monterey Pine windbreaks and end - with tea and scones - at the 1940s farm buildings that became Downer's local shops.


Distance total: approx 2km (3km for those returning to the start point)

Exercise level: Moderate outdoors walk, over bumpy terrain and parklands and also on paved surfaces

Starts at: Dickson Library front entrance

Ends at: Downer shops (public toilets available at both ends)

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