MEDIA ALERT: ANU to launch new Indigenous Heritage Trail

Monday, July 10, 2017 — The Australian National University (ANU) will launch a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Trail on Tuesday.

ANU collaborated with the local Indigenous community, including members from the Ngambri, Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngarigu groups to create the trail.

Media are invited to attend the launch at 11am, at the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre at ANU.

The self-guided walking trail has 15 stops and includes discussion of cultural practices and connection to country, as well as the Indigenous use of natural resources and local area including Sullivan’s Creek and Black Mountain.

The trail also includes ANU stories about student activism and reconciliation and links to relevant research schools and centres at ANU, such as the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies.

The trail can be accessed via the signs along the way, the ANU Walks App, or a brochure available at several locations on campus such as the Tjabal Centre, Menzies and Chifley Libraries and Student Central.

The self-guided walk is open to the public.

Anyone interested in arranging guided tours by members of the Aboriginal community can contact Amy Jarvis, ANU Heritage Officer, on 02 6125 8794.


WHO: ANU Heritage Officer Amy Jarvis, Anne Martin, Director, ANU Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre.  

WHAT: Launch of a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Trail at ANU.

WHEN: Tuesday 11 July, 11am

WHERE: Lawns of the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Ellery Crescent, ANU

For media assistance, contact the ANU media hotline on 02 6125 7979 or email