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Group Bookings Welcome
Full details - www.canberrarailwaymuseum.org
Monday - Friday 10 - 3
(ACT Division) Inc.
TRIPS FOR THE FAMILY: Take the family on a
heritage train ride through the rugged Molonglo Gorge
- over the hills to Bungendore with tunnels, bridges &
all the fun of a good old-fashioned train trip.
SPRING & SUMMER
VINTAGE TRAIN TRIPS
Now open daily from 10 am until 3 pm.
Short railmotor rides on
the 2nd and last Sundays
monthly - 11am-2.30pm.
See Australia's largest
steam loco and loco 1210
which hauled Canberra's
first train. Find us in
Geijera Place,Kingston (at the
end of Cunningham Street).
SaturdayS 6 & 13 December
Get your Christmas party back on track this year.
Join our party train at Canberra Station departing
at 6.15pm for a twilight journey to Goulburn,
returning just before midnight. You'll enjoy a a
delicious 3-course dinner on the train with music
and dancing in the lounge car on the way home.
Reasonably priced drinks available from our
licensed bars on board. Group discounts. See
website for full details.
Open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 2pm, Saturday
until 12.30pm. Deal with the rail travel experts!
Book now for our marvellous heritage train trip to
Sydney with exclusive chartered catamaran cruise
aboard Aussie Magic featuring buffet seafood dinner,
participation in the Festival of Light Parade, DJ & dancing,
and of course, the magnificent fireworks. Back to
Canberra overnight in airconditioned sleeping cars.
Bookings now open. Colour brochure available.
These trains now leave from Canberra
Railway Museum, Geijera Place, Kingston at
12 noon, returning at 4.00pm. Deluxe Class
passengers enjoy lunch served to reserved tables
on the forward journey. Other passengers may pre-
order boxed lunches. All the fun of a heritage train
trip through the Molonglo Gorge & tunnels, with
time at Bungendore to enjoy the craft shops &
other attractions .
STEAM TRAIN TRIPS
Sundays 19 October & 16 November
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Vintage Rail Motor Trips to
Bungendore, 2 Nov. & 7 Dec.
Sunday afternoon trips 1pm to 3.45pm
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SISTER CITY PROJECT
The construction of an activities centre
and school sanitary facilities in
Canberra s sister city Dili, funded by
the Canberra community, was
officially opened at a moving
ceremony in the Timor-Leste capital.
ACT Minister Mick Gentleman,
who represented Chief Minister Katy
Gallagher at the September 26 event,
said he returned to Australia with a
renewed respect for the people of
"After years of oppression and a
very harsh war which rendered a
swathe of the country destitute, these
people are always happy and smiling,
ready to continue rebuilding and
getting on with it," he said.
Mr Gentleman said the facilities
provide new educational opportunities
for children in the area.
He said the children at the ceremony
were filled with anticipation for the
"They never appeared to lose the
smile from their faces and we re all
very enthusiastic about their futures
and education, Mr Gentleman said.
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Boundless board director Natalie Howson, Finn Robinson, 3, Sofia Rosenberg, 12, Oscar Robinson, 5, and
Matthew Barrett, 14.
Photo: Mark Sawa
Boundless possibilities for all children
A fort, water cannons, giant swings
and a carousel are set to deliver tons of
fun for kids of all abilities at
Canberra s Boundless Playground on
Three years in the making, the
$4 million all-access playground
allows children with disabilities to
play on the same equipment as other
Boundless board director Natalie
Howson said a select few people had
been allowed to sample the equipment,
including National Disability
Insurance Scheme deputy chairman
John Walsh, who requires a
"He got onto the glider [a giant
swing] and the carousel and said he
hadn t experienced that type of
sensation for 40 years, she said.
"That is what it is all about.
Ms Howson said often people did
not understand how the playground
worked, before an introduction.
The playground takes into account
different types of disabilities and does
not exclude anyone.
The idea for its construction, which
initially came from public servants,
spread to the ACT and federal
governments, the National Capital
Authority, the building industry and
Ms Howson estimated the project
had received about $1.5 million in
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher
praised everyone who had worked
tirelessly to make the dream of an
inclusive playground happen.
"Canberra s outdoor spaces should
be enjoyed by everyone regardless of
their abilities and this playground
allows that to happen, she said. "The
all-inclusive Boundless Playground
ensures that every child can have fun
... next to one of Canberra s most
"Now it s over to the children of
Canberra to enjoy and create
wonderful memories of days spent
playing on the shores of Lake Burley
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