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Queanbeyan Showground (Queanbeyan City Council)

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The Queanbeyan Showground site is of strong cultural significance to the Aboriginal community. Historically the site is of value as a traditional camping and ceremonial place that was in use before and after European settlement. In the 19th century the site also became associated with gatherings of Aboriginal people for the annual government blanket distribution. The place has research potential as demonstrated in previous archaeological finds on the site. Aboriginal burials are also associated with the place. The showground site is a rare example of a place where large annual gatherings were held involving Aboriginal groups from surrounding districts and as far afield as the coast, the lower Lachlan and the Murrumbidgee Rivers. The cultural significance of these events continues to this day with the Aboriginal community demonstrating a strong connection to the place.

Additional Information

  • Type/Category: Other
  • Website: www.qcc.nsw.gov.au
  • Street Address: 257 Crawford Street
  • Suburb: Queanbeyan
  • State: NSW
  • Postcode: 2620
  • Phone Number: 02 6285 6000

Queanbeyan Showground (Queanbeyan City Council)


257 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan, New South Wales.
Australia ,2620