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Walk 35 Molonglo Mysteries

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Molonglo Mall

13 Molonglo Mall

Fyshwick, ACT

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In April 1918, the ‘Molonglo Mystery’ suddenly appeared on the plains across from Duntroon. A Queanbeyan printer found tents and men throwing up hundreds of wooden rooms and doors and installing electric light: ‘’Their eyes—I mean the same doors and windows— are wide open, doubtless with surprise at their own hasty entrance into the world of affairs’’. What was it all about? Who was it for? In this, the centenary year of the end of WW1, our walk will cover some of the lesser known of Canberra’s connections to that war. The first part will be about the Molonglo Internment Camp established at breakneck speed in 1918, a place that in 1925 housed the largest part of Canberra’s population. Then we will visit the trench warfare training facility that was operated adjacent to the Royal Military College in 1916. We will proceed on foot to the water reservoir on ‘Radio Hill’ before a car transfer to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for a visit to the trenches. And as we walk you will hear stories of the many people that war brought together in what is now Fyshwick.

There will be two walking sections on fairly flat paved paths: the first section of about 2 km will be followed by a car transfer; the second walk is about 1 km on paths.

Participants might consider lunching at the Capital Brewery on Dairy Road at the conclusion of the Walk.

Walk Leaders: Simon Hermes and Tony Maple

Bad weather: Unless otherwise advised by email, the guides will be at the meeting point will be made as to whether to proceed or postpone.

Note: For the comfort and safety of other walkers, we do not allow dogs on our walks.



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