Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

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.

  • Carpenters working on a a building site
    Building a Life The Jennings Germans Story
  • A travel case orange in colour with writing and signage on the side
    Travelcase Tschorn collection
  • a timber jewellery case
    Crafted timber jewellery case

DETAILS

DATES

21 Jul - 7 Nov 2020

Next occurrence: 21 Sep 2020

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Location

Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

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