Lake Ginninderra Teepee

Back in 2012, William Woodbridge a University of Canberra student spent several months bunking down in a floating teepee on the Lake Ginninderra as a protest.

The cost of student accommodation was the primary motivation behind his protest, previously reasoning his extended stay on Lake Ginninderra was to ”raise some fairly serious issues about student accommodation”.

The makeshift home was in violation of the ACT Lake Act 1976 – prohibiting the use of a boat as a houseboat or place of living in a lake area.

After almost three months of living on a homemade raft, William Woodbridge accepted an offer from the ACT Government for housing assistance and moved into an Apartment.