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10 October 2023
Secrets, Codes and the 'Cable Girls' of West Block

Peter Dowling will talk about this fascinating piece of Canberra's history. 5 for 5.30pm 10 October at the Wesley Uniting Church (Vercoe Room). Free parking from 5pm.

12 September 2023
CDHS Annual General Meeting and Telopea Park School talk

The annual general meeting will be held at Telopea Park School. This will include the election of a new Council and a talk by Esther Davies about the history of this 100 year old school. The formal Notice of AGM will be sent to all financial members.

8 August 2023

Ylaria talked about the film she acted in that was about a tragedy that happened in 1950, leaving the wife and daughter of Thomas Westerman dead.

11 July 2023
BEETLES WITH BENEFITS - John Feehan talking about how they drastically reduced out fly population

Beetles with benefits. The vital contribution of our ecosystem engineers - dung beetles. This follows on from Dawn Waterhouse's talk about the development of fly spray by CSIRO.

13 June 2023
Well suited to the Colony" Queanbeyan's early days from about 1835

Come and hear Gillian Kelly talk about one of her passions - early Queanbeyan. From 5pm the car park at the Wesley Uniting church in Forrest will be open - entry off Fitzroy St. Talk starts at 5.30pm. All welcome.

9 May 2023
Callum Brae: The past and the future

Come and hear the story of this original Soldier Settler farm that is currently farmed by the Ipkendanz family. This is a family operated, heritage listed rural property celebrating the birth of the nation's capital and its future.

The meeting is 5pm for 5.30 pm at the Vercoe Room, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest. Free parking is available from 5pm with entry off Fitzroy Street.

This is a free talk but donations to cover venue hire are appreciated.

11 April 2023
Images and Voices - highlights from two ACT Heritage Grant projects

This meeting will feature highlights from two ACT Heritage Grant projects. The first involves digitising and placing on the CDHS website about 2,000 additional protogrphs from our extensive collection. The second involved digitising cassette tape recordings of some of the more significant talks by notable speakers delivered at regular CDHS member meetings.

12 March 2023
Canberra Day Oration by Dr Ken Heffernan

The Canberra Day Oration celebrates the naming of Canberra on 12 March 1913. The Oration is delivered each year by a prominent Canberran, usually at the National Library of Australia. More details later.

14 February 2023
Monthly members meeting. Surprises and curiosities from the Tillyard-Wardle Collection

You may be surprised to find out some of the unusual items we came across when rehousing our nationally significant Tillyard-Wardle collection. Our volunteer team will share their findings.

11 October 2022
Canberra and Blowflies

Local treasure Dawn Waterhouse will be talking about Canberra and Blowflies at our next meeting which is on 11 October at 5 for 5,30pm. The monthly meetings are held at the Vercoe Room, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest. The car park is free after 5pm - entry off Fitzroy Street.

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