Garema Place

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Garema Place
OwnerACT Government
LocationGarema Pl, Canberra ACT 2601
Coordinates: 35°16′42″S 149°07′55″E / 35.278338°S 149.132002°E / -35.278338; 149.132002

Garema Place is a paved outdoor area in Civic, Canberra, Australia, with a number of shops, restaurants and cafes with outdoor dining. As a central point within the CBD, many community events including protests and festivals are held at the location.

From 1921 to 1923 a railway line which connected with the station at Kingston terminated at the present day location of Garema Place until the rail bridge over the Molonglo River was washed away in a flood.[1]

Garema Place is the location of Canberra's Multicultural Festival held each February[2] and the Celebrate Canberra Festival in March.

Garema Place is known for its sculptures and artworks by local artists, predominantly a silver statue of a pillow located in the main area near the chess board. This pillow is colloquially known as the 'Goon Bag,' due to its resemblance to the item and the item's wide knowledge in Australian culture.

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  1. ^ Second bridge over the Molonglo River at Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, probably 1924, 1924, retrieved 15 July 2019
  2. ^ Services, ACT Government;; PositionTitle=Manager; SectionName=Media and Communications; Corporate=Community (19 June 2019). "About Us". Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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