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
2021-08-13DEFERRED To a date to be determined due to COVID LOCKDOWN

Martin van der Hoek will talk about Spies and traitors
2021-08-20A talk about A Journey Towards Energy Independence by David Southgate (TBC)
2021-08-27Joel Krewaz – Cycling across the Nullabor and then BBQ & Sausage Sizzle to celebrate Melba Shed’s 13th Anniversary
2021-09-03Neil Wareham will talk about digging at Vindolanda, which is a Fort & Museum about the Roman Army near Hadrians wall in Northumberland
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
2021-10-01Luke Wensing will talk about Around Australia on Public Transport
2021-10-08Visit to radio station 1RPH
2021-10-22Visit to Goulburn War Memorial and Museum and to Goulburn Historic Waterworks
2021-10-29Visit to the Shed by ACT Police & 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
The Gallipoli Cricket Game and its later re-enactments Rick Causebrook
“What does Sir Francis Drake, Sir Donald Bradman and Glyn Bosisto have in common?” Rick Causebrook
Tony Jurd – Volunteering in an East Timor vocational high school
Tony Jurd – Volunteering as a member of a Christian ministry in Goulburn and Canberra jails
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