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  • a timber jewellery case
  • A travel case orange in colour with writing and signage on the side
  • Carpenters working on a a building site

Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

The fingerprints of the ‘Jennings Germans’ are all over Canberra – but who were they?

This exhibition explores the lives and legacy of the 150 German carpenters who came to Canberra in the early 1950s to build 1850 homes for construction company AV Jennings.

After travelling halfway around the world, these young men began to build not only houses, but also a life for themselves. Brick by brick and friendship by friendship, they altered the physical and cultural landscape of the young capital and left a legacy that has lasted generations.

Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Dates and times:

From 15 February 2020 to 18 July 2020

28 May:10:00 to 17:00
29 May:10:00 to 17:00
30 May:10:00 to 17:00
1 June:10:00 to 17:00
2 June:10:00 to 17:00
3 June:10:00 to 17:00
4 June:10:00 to 17:00

Contact operator for further dates and times

Contacts:

Phone:02 6207 3968
Email:cmagbookings@act.gov.au
Web:https://www.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/building-a-life-the-jennings-germans-story
Facebook:www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Museum-and-Gallery/194491257529?ref=ts
Twitter:http://twitter.com/_CMAG_

Address:

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square
Canberra City
Canberra City  ACT  2601

Costs:

Free entry