The Shed Current Meeting Program

The following is the future program covering our presentations, trips and activities. If there is an excursion on a particular Friday there may be no one at the Shed.

However we open the Shed on such occasions for those who wish to just socialise rather than go on a trip, so it is likely there will be some people there. Check the most recent newsletter.

For the Walks see further details on the Walking Activities page. For regular morning cycling around Canberra with coffee on shores of Lake Ginninderra see the Cycling page.

For an excel version of the program, past and present download HERE. Includes attendances in separate column

                                                           Current Shed Program


Note that many items below are only planned and the actual subject of talks or excursions may vary. TBC or TBA means the speaker or event To Be Confirmed or Advised

Date in 2020/21Description
2021-06-2510 min talks & BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
2021-07-02Talk about Bushrangers by Martin van der Hoek
2021-07-09Visit to National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point
2021-07-16Talk on the reason for the Rise and Decline of the Roman Empire by Martin van der Hoek
2021-07-23Frank O’Rourke – General MacArthur, Aust Major-General George Wootten & 85-year Old Ron Rees (Part 1)
2021-07-30Frank O’Rourke – General MacArthur, Aust Major-General George Wootten & 85-year Old Ron Rees (Part 2)
2021-08-06AGM and Pizza Lunch
2021-08-13Martin van der Hoek will talk about Spies and traitors
2021-08-20Visit to Yass via Burrinjuck Dam and Lunch
2021-08-27BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
2021-09-10Past, present and future of Space and Australia’s role in Space – Brad Tucker
2021-09-17Excursion to Floriade or Tulip Farm
2021-09-2410 min talks & BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
TBC: means “To be confirmed”; TBA: means “To be advised”
Suggestion for the Future Activities – Note that items below are only being considered. Any persons named are only indicative of the type of speaker/person that the Shed may invite
War Histories – author John Coate
Excursions / VisitsCanberra
Excursion to Strathnairn Art Gallery (
Other local Mens Sheds e.g. Tuggeranong
Excursions / VisitsRegional
Visit Rocky Hill War Memorial at Goulburn depending on opening hours
Yass Area incl Hume’s Cottage now called Cooma Cottage
Return excursion to the Age of Fishes Museum at Canowindra