27 Mar / 2024

Deakin Heritage – supporting documents and photos

The Deakin Residents’ Association was pleased to receive $14,780 funding from the ACT Government) to undertake a project under the ACT Heritage Grants program 2023-2024

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 being to design and install two Canberra Tracks signs, one at the Deakin shops and one at La Trobe Park, describing the heritage aspects of Deakin. An historian has written a more detailed historical overview of the development of Deakin for the DRA website https://deakinresidents.asn.au/. This will be accessible via the Canberra Tracks app.

As an interim measure until professionally designed, the text of the overview is at link

Photos supporting the signs are at photos

The street names and history are streets