Tanamasi Music at the Celebration of West Basin

Penny Moyes - October 24, 2016

On the 9 th October the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians held a celebration at West Basin to raise awareness of the ramifications of the proposed development to take place as part of City to the Lake project.

The celebrations began with a guided walk along the foreshore to the Museum by the Convenor of the Guardians, Juliet Ramsay. She gave a brief history of the layout and building of the Lake and drew people’s attention in particular to the Water Axis and the limestone outcrop that will be severely marred by this development. Being at West Basin and seeing the height of the buildings already there, in particular West Side, gave people an appreciation of how the new proposed buildings would impinge on the Lake and change the nature of it forever.

The children enjoyed the Bird Observation sheets prepared by Pam Hoffmeister. After the walk, we all enjoyed a sausage sizzle. We were joined by three ACT candidates for the upcoming elections : Elizabeth Lee, Denise Fisher and Marea Fatseas. The Tanamasi ensemble Band provided some great West African drumming music. Thank you Wayne, Miriam, Luke, Steve and Owen for your generosity. And luckily the weather was kind to us.

Elizabeth Lee and Pam Hoffmeister enjoying the music
Elizabeth Lee and Pam Hoffmeister enjoying the music (photograph by Davide McKenzie))