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One River was a Centenary of Canberra project.

In 2013, we marked 100 years since the naming of Canberra, our national capital. The Centenary of Canberra offered an opportunity for Australians to revisit and re-imagine their national capital.

One River offered the opportunity to investigate the phrase  My River ‐ Our River – One River.

One River was informed by the notion that the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin are a part of our common wealth and that no parts of this vast terrain ‐ including the national capital ‐ are as remote as we might imagine.

One River connected the national capital with communities, towns and waterways throughout the Murray-Darling Basin, from the river sources and tributaries of the inland to the various sites of confluence and, ultimately, to the river mouth where the Murray meets the Southern Ocean. These arts based projects offered the opportunity to connect cultural, scientific and economic thinking about our water ways.

One River encouraged people to tell their story, to listen to others’ stories and ultimately to create a new story about our relationship with this most iconic of Australia’s waterways.

One River was a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government.