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My Land, My house, My Home - Canberra Region.


My Land, My House, My Home

An exhibition of Photographs and Paintings.

To be opened by Mike Hodgkin, Executive Officer National Trust of Australia (ACT) at noon 11th September.

The exhibition continues until the 10th October 1999.
10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday or by appointment.

223 Antill Street, Watson, ACT 2602
Phone (02) 6209 1100 Fax (02) 6209 1105

Ann Gugler Ann Gugler
Photographs from the collection.
P Jacobs Penny Jacobs
R. Ong Robijn Ong

Deirdre Jack Deirdre Jack

MY LAND, MY HOUSE, MY HOME Canberra and Region (Exhibition Opening ACU Open Day 1999)

The 1999 ARTS Factory Open Day exhibition presented a powerful celebration of the social history of the Canberra and Queanbeyan region before the lake. This exhibition entitled ‘My Land, My House, My Home’ reflected the major changes that occurred in the national capital region from Aboriginal occupancy until the filling of the lake.

Many physical and social changes are associated with location and construction of the Federal capital city of Canberra and this exhibition focused on the people who were associated with those changes: the Aboriginal community, the early pastoralists, those at the economic centre of Queanbeyan which grew out of the pastoralist era, and the workers and public servants who built a city from the wilderness.

The exhibition brought together individuals and community groups including fine artists, historians, the local Aboriginal community, the National Trust, and the ACT Regional Studies Network. The exhibition included items of sculpture and found objects as well as paintings and photographic displays.

The exhibition brought together individuals and community groups including fine artists, historians, the local Aboriginal community, the National Trust, and the ACT Regional Studies Network. The exhibition included items of sculpture and found objects as well as paintings and photographic displays.

Contributors included:

Exhibits included Ann Gugler’s collection of beer bottles (1913-1930s) and a selection of artefacts dug from the Westlake Dumps and, of course, her amazing collection of photographs which record the people who worked towards the growth of Canberra.