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National Trust Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead
GCC President - Friday, April 14, 2017

National Trust Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead



A rare opportunity to visit Gungahlin Homestead, a 19th Century grand English style residence in Canberra. There will be tours of the building, refreshments and a range of activities for young and old. Soldier On, the current tenants of the Homestead are our co-hosts for this event.
Learn about this former pastoral property dating from the 19th century well before Canberra was established. The complex includes the Homestead, a carriage loop, outbuildings and remnants of a Victorian garden. The Homestead was built in two major stages – a rendered brick Georgian house built in 1862-65 and the grand sandstone Victorian addition of 1883 by Edward Crace.

You can also learn about recent times at Gungahlin Homestead which has been used as a scientific wildlife research station by CSIRO and is now home for Soldier On, our partner for this Open Day. Soldier On supports those who have served by focusing on their physical and mental health, their community and their future.

There will be tours of the building, entertainment, refreshments, classic cars and stalls – some demonstrating crafts such as lace making and woodcraft.