Grossmann House: Dressed for Christmas

nsw 3 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
The house will be full of festive cheer  on the first three Sundays in December. Devonshire Teas will be available for sale, and there will also be a Christmas stall with handcrafted items and Mrs Becketts’ delicious jams and preserves.   Adults $8, Children $6, Free to NT members.

Open House at Morpeth’s Kiora

nsw 5 Nov 2017
These events go towards the ongoing maintenance of Brough and Grossmann Houses. Kiora Villa sits on the edge of historic Morpeth, looking over its beautiful gardens towards the farmland which still surrounds much of this unique town. The house was built in 1878 for a former mayor and timber merchant
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Time to get busy with marmalade

The National Trust is challenging thousands of home-made and artisan marmalade makers in Australia’s suburbs and country towns to get busy in the kitchen and mark their mark in the national marmalade awards. Last year marmalade makers responded enthusiastically to the first Australian Marmalade Awards and a chance for a

Bonsai Society Exhibition at Rippon Lea (2017)

vic 9 Oct 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
Rippon Lea and the Bonsai Society of Victoria proudly present an exhibition of the ancient and majestic art of Bonsai. The Bonsai Society of Victoria will be showcasing some of the very finest examples from their collection. Held in the opulent interior of the Rippon Lea ballroom, visitors will learn

Team of Pianists at Rippon Lea (2018)

vic 15 Apr 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Since 1994 Melbourne has enjoyed one of the longest running and most loved chamber music series. Join us in the magical ballroom of Rippon Lea for six amazing twilight concerts performed by Team of Pianists.   Bookings are essential To book: Online or phone (03) 9822 2959  
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La Trobe and the Cape Otway Lighthouse Talk with the La Trobe Society (2017)

vic 10 Sep 2017
Join guest speaker Tim Gatehouse, researcher into Victoria’s colonial era, who will speak on Charles Joseph La Trobe’s role in building the lighthouse that created a safer shipping route through the treacherous Bass Strait.   Location: Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne Admission: $5 per person, payable at

Open Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2017-18)

vic 1 Oct 2017 - 6 May 2018
All welcome to explore and discover La Trobe’s Cottage every Sunday from October 2017 to May 2018. Visitors will learn how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor and a keen botanist, lived with his family in early Melbourne on their garden estate at Jolimont, as well as the role

Art Classes at The Heights Heritage House and Garden (2017)

vic 24 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
Join local artist Faye Owen to enjoy the ambiance of painting at The Heights Heritage House and Garden. Five consecutive Tuesday afternoons where people can learn a fun way of pastel painting using water colour. During the five weeks basic knowledge of composition with a modern approach will be taught.  Subjects

Gulf Station Open Day

vic 19 Oct 2017
Come along to Gulf Station to experience Australia’s oldest pioneer farm building precinct while volunteers work to maintain it. Tours of the property are available as well as the opportunity to bring a picnic and discover what life was like for a family to live, and making a living, on

Bowning, Binalong & Yass Tour

act 11 Nov 2017
Have you just finished reading Jennifer Gall’s ‘Looking for Rose Paterson’? Well this bus tour will take us through Banjo Paterson Country and the author will be along to bring it to life. We begin in style with an inspection of the c1841 built Cliftonwood Homestead and property in Yass.

Georgian Glass at Old Government House

nsw 29 Sep 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Georgian Glass features a range of stunning glassware dating from 1700 – 1840, and includes wine glasses, ale glasses, rummer glasses, jugs, and serving ware. This beautiful collection of glass nicely rounds out the domestic collection at Old Government House, and allows us to bring a new level of interpretation

Father’s Day Antique Car Collection at Mulberry Hill

vic 3 Sep 2017
Treat Dad to a special day out at Mulberry Hill to view a collection of 20 antique cars from the Mornington Peninsula Historical Vehicles Club this Father’s Day. Cars will be on display in the gardens of Mulberry Hill with their owners to show them off. House tours will also

Father’s Day Walk and Morning Tea at Endeavour Fern Gully

vic 3 Sep 2017
Enjoy a guided walk through this beautiful fern gully and learn about the native plants and trees that are preserved in this hidden landscape, while also keeping an eye out for wildlife. This 27 hectare property includes 17.5 hectares of rain forest, a meandering creek and a lush fern gully. The

Captain ‘Old King’ Cole Talk with the La Trobe Society

vic 13 Aug 2017
Topic:  Captain ‘Old King’ Cole: from Port Phillip Pioneer to Victorian Patriarch Speaker:  John Botham, early Melbourne researcher, will use George Ward Cole, Port Phillip pioneer and Victorian patriarch, to illustrate life and progress in Melbourne’s founding years   Location: Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne – please
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Woodbridge, May 3 2017. (Photo by Sabine Albers)

The Gentle Arts: Quilts, Lace and Embroidery of Woodbridge

wa 24 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Quilts, lace and embroidery usually in store at Woodbridge will be on display during regular house open times Australian Lace Guild group, Bellevue Belles, will also be onsite demonstrating traditional lace-making. Quilts on display are on the National Quilt Register and include one of the oldest quilts in Australia, the

Swanpool Fundraising Film Day

vic 18 Sep 2017
Meet at Swanpool Cinema to watch ‘The Apartment,’ a 1960 American romantic comedy, winner of five Academy Awards, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley Maclaine and Fred MacMurry.     Ticket: $20  includes drinks, nibbles, basket lunch and film. To book: Phone Elaine on (03) 5743 1570

Australian Festival of Marmalade 2017

sa 3 Sep 2017
Olivewood Homestead, Renmark, in the Heart of Riverland citrus country, will host the public celebration of the 2017 Australian Marmalade Awards. With public tastings,  a BBQ, Kid’s Corner, Raffle, Magic Show, displays, teas, music and much more!                                            
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Golden Pipeline Works Update

The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail is currently undergoing a signage upgrade over the month of August. Please be aware that during this time some directional signage may be temporarily or permanently removed and navigating to sites may require the assistance of the trail map. Please accept our apologies for any

RAH Registered Nurse Association

sa 11 Oct 2017
If you are one of the 11,000 nurses who trained at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, join us for a final hurrah at Ayers House Museum. Meet and greet from 1pm, then tour the home and enjoy afternoon tea. Wear your name badge and uniform if you dare! Bookings essential. Cost:

Ayers House Museum – A Very Victorian Halloween

sa 31 Oct 2017
Enjoy a frightfully fun evening at Ayers House Museum as we celebrate Halloween the Victorian way! Dress up in your favourite costume and prepare for a shadowy night of spooky stories and scary songs. See what’s cooking in the witch’s kitchen and hide under the ghoul’s blanket. Bookings essential. Times:
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Old farm, Strawberry Hill, National Trust, Albany

2017 Old Farm Masterplan

The National Trust of Western Australia has recently reviewed the 2012 Masterplan for Old Farm, Strawberry Hill and following a period of community consultation and widely circulated survey, has prepared a revised version to submit to the City of Albany for endorsement. This process is a key component in the
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