The Parliamentary Triangle Tour: Through Women's Eyes

Learn about the women who shaped Australia at our Parliamentary Triangle walking tour



3 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 4 to 12

label $55 - $65 (or 4 payments of $13.75 - $16.25 Afterpay)
($55 for Child (12-17 years), $65 for Adult)

Ready to learn about the REAL history of Canberra – the one excluded from history books and your standard tour of Canberra? Snag your place on this entertaining and educational walking tour of Canberra and discover the true movers and shakers behind our city. Join our young and passionate local guides to uncover the stories of Australia's most misunderstood city.

Learn about Australia’s hidden women's history as you walk among some of our nation’s most iconic cultural institutions and monuments. Hidden between the National Archives, the National Library and the National Gallery are the stories of women who designed cities, changed Australia’s constitution and dismissed governments. You'll see it all, from the longest-running protest in the world to hidden spy bunkers and secret moats to the buildings where decisions about the future of our country are made.

Let one of our local guides lead you to Canberra's top sights and reveal to you the visionaries, the campaigners, the spies, and the rulebreakers who will change the way you see Australia's capital city forever.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FULLY outdoor experience. Over two hours we will walk three kilometres through Canberra's National Triangle.

MEETING POINT: Our tour begins and finishes at the King George V Memorial Statue out the front of Old Parliament House. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start to check-in!


Add-on available for this class
  • Tote Bag ($10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
This tour is suitable for those who know nothing about Australian history and Canberra and for those who feel they already know all there is to know!
 
What you'll get
A Coffee & Snack
 
What to bring
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing! If it's raining, we'll bring one of our infamous hot pink She Shapes History umbrellas!
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.


She Shapes History is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Location

King George V Memorial, King George Terrace, Parkes ACT

Your teacher
She Shapes History
She Shapes History

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Hi! We're Sita (she/her) and Lucy (she/her) and together we make up She Shapes History.

Sita is the human equivalent of a Golden Retriever. She loves food, people, and walks. She's also almost always smiling and has a wicked sense of humour. During the week, Sita is a Research Officer at the Australian National University, and on weekends she runs tours with She Shapes History. These tours are often the highlight of her week. They're an opportunity for her to nerd out about Canberra's hidden feminist history and to meet incredible people who she would never otherwise have the opportunity to meet. Outside of tours, you’re likely to catch her riding her bike around town—say hello!

Lucy is someone who is almost always either laughing or talking loudly (often at the same time!). During the week, you can find Lucy working as a Digital Curator of Art at one of Canberra’s cultural institutions and studying for her Masters in Gender and Sexuality. She loves gardening at her community plot, pole dancing, and hanging out with her pet menagerie of a dalmatian, a cat and a turtle. A proud queer feminist, Lucy is pretty sure her key purpose in life is to be inspired (read: gobsmacked) by the amazing women and gender-diverse people in her life and in history. She loves being a tour guide for She Shapes History because it gives her an opportunity to share that energy with someone other than her partner!

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Alison Purvis Jul 2022


Though the weather was cold, Sita our tour guide was very warm and welcoming. Even having lived in Canberra for many years, I learnt lots and enjoyed the stories Sita told of the women involved in democracy. Thanks for a lovely tour.

Arleen Wilcox Jun 2022


What an amazing tour! So genuine and needed in our Parliament triangle. I can recommend this experience to any visitor or local. If you think you know Canberra, think again ;)

Colleen Hayes Jun 2022


Amazing. Apparently Lucy hadn't been running the tour long, but you wouldn't have known. The tour was so well researched, and had many interesting anecdotes and side stories about the women and First Nations people who helped shape modern Australia.

Susan Kirby Mar 2022


What a great way to spend a couple hours! Fabulous teacher, entertaining, with lots 9f little known facts about some of Canberra's most influential women. Definitey recommend this walking tour.

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