A lecture at Parliament House, Canberra 14 Oct 19 When summing up the career of Australia’s second Prime Minister, Australian novelist and social commentator, Vance Palmer, concluded that Alfred Deakin was ‘the ideal Australian statesman’.
A lecture at Parliament House, Canberra 10 Oct 19 on The remarkable contribution to Australian political life made by
Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister, has only just begun to receive a measure of the recognition it deserves.
Roger Pegrum will be presenting the Trust Talk, Monday 30 September, on his recenlty published book A Very Great City One Day. He will be raising the issues now confronting us of planning the national capital for the future. Roger has had a long and illustrious career in architecure and his own Reid house is featured in 100 Canberra Houses.
SPECIAL EVENT Alexander von Humboldt The Shakespeare of the Sciences Join us to celebrate the many achievements of Alexander von Humboldt—polymath, geographer, naturalist and explorer, and the first person to describe the phenomenon and cause of human-induced climate change. On the 250th anniversary of his birth, the National Library ofRead article …
Invitation to RRA 75th anniversary dinner on 19 September with guest speaker Dr David Headon; concerns with rebuilt Mr Fluffy houses erosion of Reid Housing Precinct heritage values; Neighbourhood Watch report; St John’s new roof & Community Fair, 19 October; 14th Reid Open Houses & Gardens, 10 November.
We draw your attention to Paul Costigan’s article ‘Council bypasses heritage to approve new house in Reid’. This article emphasises the necessity for informed judgement when considering the impact on the character of Reid and the other unique heritage precincts in the ACT.
Reid residents are up in arms over the proposed Mr Fluffy rebuild at 23 Dirrawan Gardens, within the Heritage-listed Reid Housing Precinct. Read all about it!
Please note these fascinating Trust Talks coming up in July and August:
- Thursday 10 am 11 July ANU Classics Museum – Friends of the Museum will introduce you to this intriguing collection
- Monday 6 pm 15 July Hotel Kurrajong – Robin Boyd In Canberra presented by Dr Dianne Firth
- Monday 6 pm 29 July Hotel Kurrajong – DESIGN & PRODUCTION OF THE CRIMSON CARPET FOR GOVERNMENT HOUSE SYDNEY presented by Valerie Kirk
- Monday 6 pm 5 August – MANAGING OUR TREES: GETTING IT RIGHT presented by Duncan MacLennan
For bookings and further information see www.nationaltrust.org.au/trust-talks/
AGM 2019, President’s 2018–19 report; shipping container in Reid Park; Heritage Festival’s Ramble around Reid’s open spaces; Reid in the media; Tree canopy loss; Neighbourhood Watch report; Pet welfare; St John’s slate roof; Welcome Packs
The National Trust ACT, in collaboration with St John’s Anglican Church, Reid, presents a concert of celebratory and contemplative music in this historic Canberra setting.