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Wings of Dickson (REPEAT of Heritage Festival Walk held on 10 April)

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Baptist Church, Dickson

Cowper St

Dickson, ACT 2602

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Wings of Dickson - Pioneers, Pilots and the Ploughman (REPEAT)

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Discover the site of Canberra’s original aerodrome and landing ground on what was once the city’s outer fringe, with planner and local community leader Jane Goffman. Hear why this soldier settlement block was commandeered, how it was used from early 1924 until late 1926 by civilian and military biplanes, and about the importance of aerial photography after World War I. Trace the stories of RAAF 3 Squadron members who lost their lives here in the city’s first aviation disaster, and the gallant farm worker who risked his life to rescue them.

Walk Leader:  Jane Goffman, urban planner and National Trust (ACT) Council Member

Bad weather:  Unless otherwise advised by email, we 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.

NOTE THAT THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE WALK HELD ON 10 APRIL

Audio tour guide system: we will be using our new audio tour guide system to help the hard of hearing and to assist in physical distancing. We have two types of earphones - one fits over the ear (not in) and the other over the head. You are welcome to bring your own earphones (with a normal phone jack ie not an Apple lightning connector). The receivers and earphone will be sanitised and you will also be asked to use hand sanitiser before use. The use of the system is optional.

Price: Please note that, as previously advised, from January 2021, ticket prices will be $15 per person to cover part of the cost purchasing and maintenance of the new audio system. In addition, funds raised by our activities such as Heritage Walks go towards supporting the work of the National Trust in other areas. We think this still represents good value for money as you can hear from a variety of guides with expertise in their subjects.

COVID-19 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. For this reason, we are now asking for your phone number. Hand sanitiser will be available before and during the Walk.

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Baptist Church, Dickson

Cowper St

Dickson, ACT 2602

Australia

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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