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Heritage on Sunday: Strawberry Fair

sa 20 Mar 2022
Strawberries and Cream Meet Strawberry Shortcake Live music Follow the berry trail Hands-on activities for children On sale – craft, cake stall, strawberry bric-a-brac, plants   Enjoy the afternoon as you visit 12 rooms in the Museum, 4 pavilions, blacksmith, police cell and laundry, all in a charming garden setting.
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Wedding Yarn at Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum

sa 11 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
  From the front door you will be transported to a special     Wedding Day re-created through the medium of yarn. 12 delightful rooms filled with stunning knitted displays Admire the superb 6 tiered wedding cake Exquisite floral arrangements Wedding breakfast delicacies Daisy, daisy a bicycle built for two Charlotte daydreaming
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What’s New in ’22? At Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum

sa 20 Feb 2022
Can you spot the changes? Volunteers have been busy and now is your chance to view something different. Maybe a new display? or updated interpretation? or new collection items to see? Say ‘hi’ to our guides. Come for brunch and enjoy a delicious bacon and egg roll   Explore twelve
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Curious Talks and Tea

nsw 9 Apr 2022
Curiosity… What did it mean for the Twynam family of Riversdale Homestead, Goulburn? Join museum guide, Marie Kennedy, for a deeper look into the life of Edward Twynam, NSW Surveyor-General of 1887-90. Explore Riversdale’s award-winning garden with knowledgeable head gardener, Ros Loftus. Take time to collect your thoughts and reflect
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Have Your Say: 2022 Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into heritage protections

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  In 2020, the Planning and Environment Committee of the Legislative Council established a Parliamentary Inquiry into the adequacy of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Victorian Planning Framework.   Heritage protection is a key area of investigation. Under the Terms of Reference, the Committee will consider a broad
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Raising London Circuit

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National Trust (ACT)  raises heritage concerns in submission to the National Capital Authority on proposed raising of London Circuit in Canberra: Submission
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Mayfield Heritage Walk – Highland Estate

nsw 7 May 2022
Known as the “Toorak of Newcastle “ in the 1880-90s, Mayfield will once again be the site of a Heritage Walk organised by the Friends of Grossmann and Brough Houses as a part of the Australian Heritage Festival. Commencing in the park at the corner of Bull and Cowie Streets,
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Caring for Country Exhibition

nsw 1 Apr 2022 - 13 Jun 2022
157 students from both primary and high schools from NSW and the ACT have created these beautiful and diverse works that capture young people’s appreciation and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ methods of caring for Country. In Australia, First Nations people have cared for Country for over
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Clothing For Every Occasion

nsw 12 Jun 2022
See stunning homemade clothing and household textiles 1910-1997 made by Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel. On display are clothes and accessories for everyday use, the office and special occasions, plus exquisite crochet, lace and embroidered household linens. Marvel at re-purposed clothing and the mending and darning of
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The Magic of Mother’s Day

nsw 8 May 2022
Miss Porter’s House museum is a women’s house containing the clothes, photographs, craft work and household effects of Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel. Their husband and father, Herbert Porter, died during the 1919 influenza epidemic leaving his young family to live in the family home until it
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Pictures From The Past

nsw 10 Apr 2022
Where did Florence Porter hang the washing to dry? A pre 1919 photograph of her husband Herbert in their Newcastle West backyard helped the volunteers at Miss Porter’s House to solve the mystery. See this and other Pictures From The Past in the museum’s monthly display. A picture really is
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Tea Cooper – Grossmann Lectures

nsw 30 Apr 2022
As the first speaker for the first Grossmann Lecture, Tea Cooper will talk about her writing process and novels, one of which The Girl in the Painting is based on areas of Maitland, Hill End and The Rocks of early Sydney. She is an award winning Australian writer of historical
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Woodford Academy Artist in Residence Talk – Rhonda Dee

nsw 18 Jun 2022
Rhonda Dee has worked in painting, sculpture, and installation for over 20 years, exhibiting in Australia, and overseas. Her works are featured in permanent collections including Long Island University, NY, the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo Brazil, Macquarie University Art Gallery, the Australia China Arts Foundation, and in private
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Gardeners’ Breakfast

nsw 11 Apr 2022
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy the Retford Park gardens, with its crisp mornings and vivid colours. Join us for a delicious breakfast of local goodies, followed by a morning walk in the beautiful grounds led by Head Gardener, Rick Shepherd and senior horticulturist Jordan Fusi.  
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Earthly Incarnations: Introduction to the Fungi Kingdom

nsw 9 May 2022
Ideal for those with an interest in gardening or a curiosity about fungi, this fascinating full day workshop focusses on fungi found at Retford Park and in the surrounding region, but also within a wider Australian and international context. It includes an overview of the major types of fungi, the
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Rookwood Cemetery Tour with Morning Tea

nsw 5 May 2022
Visiting a cemetery as a leisure activity may seem a little bizarre, but Rookwood is remarkable for many reasons. Apart from the many architecturally significant and impressive monuments and chapels, there is an estimated one million people buried or interred at Rookwood since 1868, and each one has a story
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National Trust NSW Magazine Oct – Dec 2021

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This edition focuses on the importance and pleasure of landscapes. We shine a light on Mulgoa Valley, an oasis of natural and cultural heritage in Western Sydney under threat from development. We explore the history of one of Australia’s finest country heritage estates, Retford Park. We look at plans to revitalise historic landscapes at three iconic heritage properties. Plus, our Director of Conservation, David Burdon, uncovers signs of ‘unfinished business’ among some of our much-loved heritage buildings. We hope you enjoy this edition.
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Under Western Skies

nsw 12 Mar 2022
Every great music city needs a great music festival! Proudly brought to you by the Songwriters & Original Musicians Association Dubbo Inc (SOMAD) and supported by the National Trust, Under Western Skies returns to the parklands surrounding beautiful Dundullimal Homestead for an outdoor festival combining music and heritage. Enjoy live
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Visiting over the festive season

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This means that our places will be closed throughout the festive season and for some of 2022. Our West Perth office will be closed from 24 December 2021 and reopen 5 January 2022. We look forward to seeing you at one of our properties soon. And we wish you and
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The Quiet Elegant Architecture Of A Slab Hut Tour and Talk

nsw 3 Apr 2022 - 29 May 2022
Architecturally, there is a quiet elegance hiding behind Dundullimal Homestead’s slab hut façade (one of the nation’s oldest) and weathered roofing. Its transition and growth through many owners and more decades exposes it as a revered building and a comfortable social gathering place. Substantial without grandeur, innovative without trickery or
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Opera at Dundullimal Homestead

nsw 15 May 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
Performed in the gardens on the lawns of Dundullimal Homestead,  an array of incredible opera singers from near and far will perform crowd favourites from international repertoires. Bring your loved ones, a picnic and rugs or chairs and settle in for a delightful afternoon of operatic magic. A range of
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