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Manning Clark House

Manning Clark House among serene greenery
Manning Clark House among serene greenery


Manning Clark House Incorporated (MCHI) is a not-for-profit organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). It was established by Manning Clark’s widow, Dymphna, and it was her wish that her heritage-listed house in Forrest, Canberra, should remain a centre of lively cultural, intellectual and social life. The house has become renowned for the exploration of ideas, research and debate about contemporary issues and the conservation of the site.

Manning and Dymphna Clark both believed passionately that Australians should come up with distinctive solutions for Australian issues and cultural challenges, both locally and globally.

Through events like the annual Manning and Dymphna Clark Lectures, regular talks, book launches, and exhibitions, the locale aims to foster an environment where members and the wider community are encouraged to express ideas and discuss major issues.

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11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
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