Since its founding in 1946, The Australian National University (ANU) has grown to become one of the finest centre of academic learning and research in the world. However, before its role as the main campus of ANU, the site had many other lives.
The Acton Campus of ANU has over thirty individual sites that are listed on the Commonwealth Heritage List and over twenty that are listed on the ACT Heritage Database. These sites represent the earliest phases of settlement in Canberra, exhibit links to Australia's wartime history and show the development of the University from its earliest inception to the present day.
The Acton Heritage Trail gives users an opportunity to understand the relationship of the University to previous settlement of the Acton site. Whether your interest is the early administrative period of Canberra, the social history of the Acton area or the architecture of the University then this walk is for you.
This trail is a part of the ANU Walks series.