Ngunawal and National Capital Cultures of Black Mountain

Friday 27 April 2018

9.30am—12.00 noon

Black Mountain is significant because of its geology and plant diversity. It is also an important element of the indigenous and the national capital landscape, including the design for Canberra by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. It may be the best-known mountain in Australia because of research and studies done by CSIRO and others.

Join Wally Bell, Ngunawal elder, and Mark Butz, historian, as they talk about the Aboriginal, historic and natural heritage of Black Mountain. Generally easy ramble with some steep sections, rough uneven ground, and steps.

Oh, and if you wish to hear more about stories and cultures of the area, register for the Black Mountain symposium, 24 & 25 August!

Wally Bell showed particular characteristics of the bark in this tree
Wally Bell showed particular characteristics of the bark in this tree

Meet

At the Caswell Drive car park on Black Mountain side. Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left, and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark. Look for banners.

Cost

Gold coin donation. Some books also for sale. BYO morning tea, water, snacks. Remember to wear a hat, and sturdy shoes. Generally easy walk with possible tunnel. Bookings Please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com, or phone Linda (0437 298 711) so that you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

 

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