at National Library Theatre
Friday, 12 March 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM + Add to calendar12/03/2021 12:0012/03/2021 13:00Australia/SydneyCanberra: Part of the Nation's Capital with Jack WaterfordCanberra: Part of the Nation's Capital with Jack Waterford Friday, 12 March 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney) Organiser Event Officer 0262621111 Address National Library Theatre Parkes Pl W Canberra ACT 2600 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/ofxwj/canberra_part_of_the_nations_capital_with_jack_waterford.aspxNational Library Theatre
Parkes Pl W
Canberra ACT 2600
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Join us at 12pm on Friday 12 March when Jack Waterford AM will deliver the 2021 Canberra Day Oration, Canberra: Part of the Nation's Capital, presented by the Canberra & District Historical Society.
From its foundation in 1953, the Canberra & District Historical Society has promoted the annual observance of Canberra Day on 12 March. In the years that follwed, the Society celebrated Canberra Day in a variety of ways, including Pioneer Gatherings, exhibitions, essay competitions, orations and commemorations at the Commencement Stone.
In 2002 the Society re-introduced the Canberra Day Oration, with Professor Don Aitkin as the first orator. Since then the Canberra Day Oration has been an annual event, held on 12 March.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.
About Jack Waterford
Jack Waterford AM is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Canberra Times, which he joined as a cadet in 1972. One of Canberra’s most enduring public figures, for nearly fifty years he has observed, critiqued and pontificated on issues national and local.
In 2007 he was named Canberra Citizen of the Year, being described by then Chief Minister as a champion of many causes and a leading figure in his trade.