Forest Heritage at Yarralumla - ACT Branch Event

ACT Forestry Heritage – Sunday 30 April 2017 - Canberra and Region Heritage Festival 2017 Event
The ACT Division of the Institute of Foresters of Australia invites members to attend a ceremony to celebrate installation of heritage signage (sign-boards) at the Yarralumla Forestry Precinct as part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival 2017. This was made possible by a grant from ACT Heritage following last year’s National Trust/IFA Open Day at the Precinct. The Precinct comprises about 11 hectares of land including the former Australian Forestry School, the Museum Building (former Forestry and Timber Bureau Headquarters), Forestry House, Westridge House, and a major forest research facility consisting of various laboratories and trail planting beds.

The launch will take place on Sunday 30 April 2017 at 2pm in front of the Australian Forestry School building (on Banks Street at the end of Schlich, Yarralumla) followed by guided walks through the grounds of the precinct, part of Westbourne Woods, and refreshments at the nearby oval.

The former Australian Forestry School played a significant role in the development of forestry in Australia and is significant for its architectural design, its contribution to the townscape and its place in the early social history of Canberra. Nearby Westridge House, built in 1927 was the residence for principals of the Australian Forestry School.
Date: 30 April 2017
Time: 2-5pm
Meet at: former Australian Forestry School building
RSVP: Register online by 27th April 2017 or email for more information
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