This year has been one of new beginnings with a move to new premises and returning to a financially stable position. This has strengthened the focus on the Council’s ability to develop and grow sustainably into the future. The move from Westlund House to Havelock House has provided a unique opportunity to reflect on our history, and protect the fascinating collection of local and national material which has been amassed over the Council’s last 30 years.
Through the collaboration of board members, staff and volunteers a special project was undertaken to photograph and document these artefacts, with papers, linens, dyes, photographs and multimedia formats being preserved by conservation specialists. The collection is now permanently housed at the ACT Heritage Library and the Gay and Lesbian National Archives. It can be accessed for research and exhibition purposes and will be supplemented into the future.