Centenary Chat: David Headon ‘Centenary Musings – Cricket, Canberra and the New Commonwealth’

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Thursday, 4 April 2013 - 12:30pm

David Headon will address the April Centenary theme of History, Heritage and Sport.

Federation occurred at an auspicious time for the six Australian colonies, which become States in an Australian Commonwealth in 1901.  The British Empire’s muscular Christian values, the sudden emergence of the ‘science’ of town planning and the sharp increase globally in radical political, social and cultural literature — all would impact profoundly on the infant nation, and in turn on the way the first citizens of the nation imagined their capital city. This talk will consist of an eclectic range of Centenary musings.

 David Headon is Cultural Advisor to the National Capital Authority.