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Museum Friends and the Canberra Archaeological Society lecture series

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One Place, Many Stories: Bringing Communities Together Through Cultural Heritage

Wednesday 17 October 6-7pm

Join us next Wednesday for another fascinating CAS lecture. Hear how local farmers and Ngunawal and Ngambri custodians are working together through shared aspirations to 'care for country' while also discovering the many histories these places hold. This talk relays the story of an emerging social experiment taking place in the Canberra, Bungendore and the Sutton region. The Ngunawal and Ngambri Custodians of ACT and NSW have been working together with local Property Owners, the Vincent Family (from 'Gollion' near Sutton, NSW) and the Watson Family (from 'Millpost',near Bungendore, NSW), to identify Aboriginal sites present on their farms. This has resulted in discovery of the Gollion Ochre Quarry and the Millpost Axe Quarry, both important local heritage places. Protection, management and research into these special places, has allowed trust, respect and strong friendships to be built and has been beneficial for all those lucky enough to be involved.

This talk is presented by our community members who have come together in a spirit of reconciliation.

  • Dave Johnston, Archaeologist and Director, Aboriginal Archaeologists Australia. 2014 recipient of the Australian governments, Sharon Sullivan national heritage award, for contribution to the Indigenous heritage environment and continuing influence on practice
  • Wally Bell, Nnunawal Elder
  • Matilda House Ngambri Elder
  • Vincent Family: Jane, David and Sam Vincent raise Angus beef and grow fruit on their farm Gollion, near Sutton north of Canberra.The Gollion Ochre Quarry was identified and recorded in 2016 and has this year, been listed as an 'Aboriginal Place' on the NSW Aboriginal Place Register.
  • Watson Family: Judith Turley and Harry Watson are from Millpost, a fine wool permaculture farm near Bungendore, NSW. The Millpost Axe Quarry Site was identified and recorded in 2016 and has this year, has been listed as an 'Aboriginal Place' on the NSW Aboriginal Place Register.

Cost: Friends and Canberra Archaeological Society members, free. Non-members, $5.

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