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Ginninderra Blacksmith's Workshop, Canberra

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Contact: +61 2 6205 0666(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: 24 hours
This is the only known village blacksmith's workshop remaining in the Australian Capital Territory. The site is reached from a right turn off the highway into the Deasland entrance, just 300 meters south of Gold Creek Road junction. The workshop, opened in 1859 but is now a derelict timber framed, earthen floored building clad with corrugated iron over earlier slab walls. Serving the rural Ginninderra community until 1949, the workshop was an integral part of village life. Not only a working area, it was also a common gathering place for village people and local Aborigines, especially in winter.