A highlight of the 2018 ‘Party at the Shops’ event will be the launch of the book about the history of Hackett – ‘Hackett – 50 years plus: Story of a north Canberra suburb’.
The HCA has been working on the book for a number of years and it will be launched at the party at 1.30pm by Andrew Leigh, Federal Member for Fenner and Hackett resident.
It covers a range of topics including before the suburb, planning and developing the suburb, the shops, schools past and present, life in the suburb in the 1960/70s, recollections of early Hackett by current and former residents, and activities of past and present community based organisations.
The book is being sold for $20 with free delivery to north Canberra suburbs with postage of $11.00 to other locations.
Due to budget limitations we are doing a small initial print run. If we sell out we will be taking orders and arranging a reprint.