Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jul 2020 to 7 Nov 2020 Daily Event

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.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Public Toilet

Rates

Free Entry

Event Dates

Daily Event

21 Jul 2020 to 7 Nov 2020

Nearby Accommodation

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Lobby

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Barton, Canberra

Blue and White Lodge exterior view from road

Blue and White Lodge

Downer, Canberra

Exterior

Mantra MacArthur Hotel

Turner, Canberra

Hotel room with a bed

Brassey Hotel

Barton, Canberra

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Pacific Suites Canberra

Canberra

Modern hotel room with a view

QT Canberra

Canberra

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