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Bush Capital Celebration

A two day Centenary celebration

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Full of engaging and stimulating events, talks, displays, performances and presentations under the themes of 'Bush Traditions, Stories, People, Food and Music'.

When:Saturday 2 November and Sunday 3 November
Time:10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Where: Eucalypt Lawn

Activities will take place around the Eucalypt Lawn and new Red Centre Garden of which a major feature will be a celebration of Australian indigenous cultures and their ancient connections to country and land.

The program will include a range of activities for all ages to explore why our Bush Capital city and the Australian National Botanic Gardens are national treasures.

Red Centre Meeting Place
Celebrating Indigenous culture and connections to country and land

A cultural tasting of dance, music, stories  and visual arts presented by our local Indigenous community

Bushman’s Corner
Celebrating bush stories, people, music & traditions

Life in the bush including old and new customs will be shared through bush crafts, demonstrations and stories from  early bush inhabitants through to modern bush ‘caretakers’.

Native Nook
Celebrating our culture through traditional native & modern cuisine

Exploring traditional bush tucker and new culinary ideas through displays, presentations and a marketplace offering an array of ‘ready to purchase’ goods opening up new ideas and ways to cook healthy meals with native/local ingredients. 

Children’s Hub
Celebrating youth through interactive activities, performance & storytelling

The Children’s Hub will be a purpose designed area for young minds and hearts engaged in bush craft, games, stories and music.

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Gum Tree Hop!
A celebration of dancing in the bush with a modern twist

The Bush Capital Celebration ‘centrepiece’ event with an all ages ‘open air’ dinner and dance featuring some of Canberra’s finest music talent.

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