17 Apr / 2024

Deakin’s Heritage

The Deakin Residents’ Association was pleased to receive funding from the ACT Government to undertake a project under the ACT Heritage Grants program 2023-2024

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The aim of the Deakin heritage project is to document and describe heritage aspects of Deakin, emphasising its importance in the historical development and legacy of Canberra as the national capital based on Walter Burley Griffin’s designs and garden city principles. The project is planned in stages, with Stage One to design and install two Canberra Tracks signs describing the heritage aspects of Deakin, one at the Deakin shops, and the other at La Trobe Park.

A historian has written a detailed historical overview of the development of Deakin which can be accessed below. It is also accessible via the Canberra Tracks app. Also

Also included below are photos of early Deakin, the history of Westminster House – the residence of British High Commissioner, and more about the Italian Embassy.

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Photo acknowledgments for Deakin Heritage Project signs plus additional photos

Click the button below to view the detailed photo acknowledgements for Deakin Heritage Project signs and additional photos.

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Background History of Street Names In Deakin

Click the button below to read the background history of street names in Deakin.