Early History of Ainslie

Ainslie was named after James Ainslie who was the first overseer of Duntroon Station.  He was wounded at the battle of Waterloo in 1815 and came to Australia shortly afterwards.  In 1825 Ainslie was employed by Robert Campbell to take a mob of seven hundred sheep southwards from Bathurst to …

The Big Sell Off

Activity in Bill Pye Park over the last couple of weeks shows that the demolition of the community facility is imminent. So if you want to see this mid-century pre-school designed to nestle into Bill Pye Park for the last time you better hurry.

Eleanor Gilbert

Eleanor Gilbert, BSc Hons (1950- ) filmmaker with an extensive research and ecological background. Her focus is to tell the stories, locate and document the pathways, which are leading out of the maze of oppression and the belly of the Australian genocide to the reinstated sovereignty for First Nations and …

Louise Lyon

My grandparents moved to Ainslie in 1939 where they lived for almost 50 years until they passed away. My mother, Enid Wheeler (nee Guard) spent her teenage years in Ainslie and returned in 1961 with my father and their four children. Her story is in the book. I grew up …

Environmental Impacts at 11 Rutherford Crescent, Ainslie, ACT

The CURRENT building should be considered for heritage listing – architecture and significant Ainslie building from early 1900s There are currently 19 trees on the block, of which, 16 are proposed to be removed and one other pruned by half therefore removing the bird habitat provided by the tallest tree; …

YMCA Community Facility

History of the YMCA’s Management of the Community Facility at 11 Rutherford Crescent, Ainslie, ACT The existing building at 11 Rutherford Cres, Ainslie was established in the 1940s in a manner consistent with the Garden City design ethos expressed across Ainslie. The building was a controversial response to an identified …

An Update on Early Childhood Education

Nicholas Stuart brings light back to what I find extremely important and raising the critical issue that I find is clouding the conversation around the Rutherford Crescent, Ainslie (Block 1, Section 87) site. “What’s slipping between the desirability of allowing our youngest children to flourish and thrive by the age …

Early Childhood Education at 11 Rutherford Crescent, Ainslie, ACT

As a mother of a ‘just turned’ 4-year-old who lives near Rutherford Crescent, Ainslie (Block 1, Section 87) the site/building that was originally designed into the corner of Bill Pye Park as a pre-school (like Baker Gardens and others) and frequents it weekly if not more… I can attest to …