Canberra Women

Currently at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, in Gallery 5, an exhibition of interest: The Women Who Made Canberra.

As Canberra’s centenary year approaches, CMAG is celebrating the experiences of women in Australia’s national capital. Tribute is paid to the stories and achievements of a selection of women, bringing to light how they have shaped, and been shaped by, life in Canberra. Runs until Sunday, 17 March. Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City.

WHM event 15 May 2012

Women with a Plan: Challenges and Opportunities

Panel Discussion with established and emerging designers and planners

Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia

5:30 for 6:00,  15 May 2012        Bookings essential

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Margaret Hendry 1930-2001

Margaret Hendry

Most of Canberra has been planned and designed by men and Margaret Hendry is one of the few women who have played a significant role in shaping the landscape of Australia’s national capital.

From 1963 to 1974 Margaret Hendry was a landscape architect with the National Capital Development Commission – the first woman appointed and one of only five female landscape architects in Australia at that time. She worked on the landscape of town centres, shopping centres, parks and playgrounds, schools, cemeteries, and large recreation areas.

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Barbara van den Broek 1932-2001

Barbara van den Broek

Described as ‘a woman for all seasons’ Barbara van den Broek was a registered architect, town planner and landscape architect, as well as a person committed to lifelong learning.

A founding member of the Queensland Institute of Landscape Architects in 1965, she later served terms as secretary, and as president from 1973-75.

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