Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

Exhibition and Shows

15 Feb 2020 to 18 Jul 2020

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

Australian Tourism Accreditation Cafe Carpark Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Free Wifi Museums Galleries Australia Non Smoking Public Toilet Wheelchair access

Rates

Free Entry

Event Times

15 Feb 2020 to 18 Jul 2020

Daily Event

Venue

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City, 2601

Nearby Accommodation

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Studio Room King

Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson

Dickson, Canberra

Blue and White Lodge exterior view from road

Blue and White Lodge

Downer, Canberra

Front of Quest Canberra in the historic Melbourne Building

Quest Canberra

Canberra

Exterior

Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra James Court

Canberra

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Accommodate Canberra

Kingston, Canberra

Indoor Swimming Pool

Mantra on Northbourne

Canberra

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