$10

Walk 39 Westlake and the Guru Bung Dhaura

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Stirling Park

Empire Cct and Forster Crescent

Yarralumla, ACT

Australia

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Learn about the community of Westlake, home for workers who helped build Canberra, and the Aboriginal heritage of the Guru Bung Dhaura

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PLEASE NOTE:  To ensure suitable physical distancing, this Heritage Walk will be limited to 15 people on each Walk.  The Walk will be conducted twice and you may choose which date you wish to attend - Sunday 27 September or Sunday 11 October. Both walks start at 9.30 am. See below for further information on safety in the COVID19 environment.

The early years of the Federal capital laid the foundations for Canberra as the seat of government. By 1927 the Parliament was built, as well as the first accommodations for parliamentarians and public servants. But before those things could be started, the vital civic infrastructure of roads and transport, water supply, sewerage and electricity had to be created. All of that was done by a community of workers, tradesmen and miners whose families lived in camps and settlements near to the building sites. This walk will centre on the large community of Westlake, located in the Guru Bung Dhaura as the Ngunnawal people knew it. We will visit the ghostly traces of the village and conjure up some of its personalities, as well as appreciate the woodland, vegetation, and Aboriginal heritage of the Guru Bung Dhaura.

Be prepared for a 3-3.5 km walk over undulating ground and some easy tracks up through stony and wooded country. Please wear sturdy boots or shoes, and bring a water bottle.

 Meeting place:  At the junction of Empire Circuit and Forster Crescent, Yarralumla  Google Maps   35°18'09.0"S 149°06'51.9"E

Walk Leaders: Tony Maple and John Fitzgerald (Friends of Grasslands).

Bad weather:  Unless otherwise advised by email, a walk leader will be at the meeting point where a decision 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.

COVID19 safety:  Please check the current ACT health guidelines on protecting yourself and others before booking on this walk.  Please note that you must cancel if you are unwell (a refund will be provided on request); you should maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres from other people during the walk and observe good hygiene to prevent the spread of germs. If required, your contact details will be provided to health authorities.  Hand sanitiser will be available before and during the Walk.

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Location

Stirling Park

Empire Cct and Forster Crescent

Yarralumla, ACT

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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