History Week (6-14 September 2014) is a time to see, hear, learn and absorb what has come before – and why it is still important to us today. The history of Centennial Park is a fascinating story, and you are invited to take a walk and hear history come to life!
We recently released The People’s Park: Centennial Park A History, the authoritative history of Australia’s most important public park. We’re now giving you the opportunity to experience the Park’s history come alive with a fabulous walking tour with the books author, Professor Paul Ashton.
Professor Ashton is Professor of Public History at UTS, and Co-Director of both the Australian Centre for Public History and the Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy. Through his work he has become a living repository of tales and stories about the history of Centennial Park.
The tour details are as follows:
- Date: Saturday 13 September 2014
- Times: 9.30 am–11.30 am
- Meeting Point/Venue: Paddington Gates, Centennial Park.
- Cost: $25 (includes morning tea)
- Booking: Buy your tickets online
As an exclusive History Week tour bonus, if you book online you will have the chance to also purchase your own copy of The People’s Park: Centennial Park A History for just $25 (that’s less than you’ll pay for it in the shops!).
Buy The People’s Park: Centennial Park A History today. Buy now.
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