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Dickson once had an aerodrome – you’re invited to celebrate its history | The Canberra Times

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Did you know Canberra’s first aerodrome was in Dickson? It opened in 1924 and operated until November, 1926 – just months after the national capital’s first air fatality there. Celebrating that legacy, Wings of Dickson – Pioneers, Pilots and the Ploughman will be held from 10am, on Saturday, a free event that is part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Head to the Dickson Baptist Church at 133 Cowper Street (opposite the Dickson pool), for live jazz from the era, historical artefacts from the aerodrome and morning tea. Starting at 10am on Saturday, two new Canberra Tracks signs will be unveiled during a short ceremony outside the church, near the walkway, by the ACT’s new Heritage Minister Ms Rebecca…



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