09 March 2010

Canberra edges closer to 100

We're now in the middle of the Canberra Festival, and that means it's only three years until Canberra celebrates its centenary!

The inaugural Canberra Gold Exhibition is on display at the Canberra Museum and Gallery until 20 June 2010.

[It] showcases the stories of six Canberra Gold recipients and one group, the Canberra Amateur Swimming Club, which was formed in 1930.

The Canberra Gold Awards are presented annually by the Chief Minister as part of Canberra's birthday celebrations in March to people or groups who have contributed to the life of our city for 50 years or more.

The exhibition is the result of a partnership between the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Tuggeranong Community Arts and the ACT Government's Centenary of Canberra unit. Members of the Tuggeranong Community Arts recorded the stories of the Canberra Gold recipients.

How much do you know about Canberra 100? Visit the official Canberra 100 website to discover more about planning for the Centenary, and to read key documents like the Task Force Report and Interim Strategy and the Youth Survey Report.

You can also visit the ACT Heritage Library (located on the first floor of Woden Library) to learn more about Canberra's history.