July 2012
 
This month we have four guided walks, exploring cultural and historic aspects of Acton. Professor David Williams will share his insights into the sculptural and scenic landscape of the ANU International Sculpture Park, and budding photographers can join Bradley Cummings to capture the ever growing number of sculptures in NewActon on camera. Dr Doug Finlayson will lead a walk around Lake Burley Griffin uncovering the ancient geology and geography of Acton and Central Canberra, and Allen Mawer brings us a new installment of his Old Acton series, taking us 'across the lake' to compare old photos with new vistas in the days when Acton extended to State Circle.

 

Please remember to book for all tours, as numbers are limited. Click on the links below for more information.

Saturday 21 July: ANU International Sculpture Park Tour

Sunday 22 July: Old Acton: Across the Lake

Saturday 28 July: Capturing Acton on Camera: New Acton Sculptures

Sunday 29 July: Stories of Acton and Central Canberra, from Ancient Geology to Modern Geography

 

ONGOING

Wednesday Walks 12:00pm – 1:00pm               
Acton Walkways holds social lunchtime walks every Wednesday. We take different routes each week, exploring scenery around the Acton Peninsula, Sullivans Creek and the many trails of the ANU Campus. Meet at The Street Theatre, corner of Childers St. & University Ave.

 

Share your 'Sunken Stories of Old Acton'
Do you have stories or photos of Acton before Lake Burley Griffin was filled?  As part of the 'Sunken Stories of Old Acton' project funded by ACT Heritage we are documenting the Old Acton memories of residents and visitors. Please contact us if you would like to share yours with us!


This Image: David Williams talking about
Ngaraka: Shrine for the lost Koori, 2001, Sculpture by Djon Mundine in collaboration with Fiona Foley.


 
 
 
 
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