Garema Place

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Garema Place is a paved outdoor area in Civic, Canberra, Australia, with a number of shops, restaurants and cafes with outdoor dining. Many community events including protests and festivals are held at the location. The adjacent cinema, record/hifi store and bookshop have recently closed down or moved to the mall.

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.

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

Garema Place is known for its art, 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,' a name given to it due to its resemblance to the bag (or 'Goon Sack') that cheap wine (colloquially called 'Goon') comes in.

See also

Australian Roads portal

External links

Route map: Bing / Google