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Riversdale Garden Party

nsw 13 Mar 2022
Located on the old road into Goulburn town, Riversdale Homestead began as an inn in the early 1800s. Later owned by the Twynam family, this homestead was surrounded by beautiful countryside and even more beautiful gardens. Come along with the family, bring your picnic blanket and enjoy some treats, including
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Horses at Cooma Cottage

Cooma Cottage Picnic Day

nsw 3 Apr 2022
Pack your picnic blanket and basket of goodies and spend quality family time at the home of Australian-born explorer, Hamilton Hume. Take a tour of the homestead and learn about Hume’s exploration of NSW and VIC, say hello to the friendly Clydesdale horses and marvel the vast views of the
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Homemade by the Porters: arts, crafts and needlework

nsw 13 Mar 2022
Discover an incredible display of homemade clothing and household textiles from the Miss Porter’s House collection showing how homemade was the cultural norm for women during the twentieth century and how fashions, fabrics, technologies and homewares changed during the lives of the Porter women. In the early years of the
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Miss Porter’s Everyday Objects: the homemade and the curious

nsw 13 Feb 2022
Discover the secrets of Everyday Objects. Take a look around your home and you’ll find that we surround ourselves with everyday objects. From mobile phones to toasters and hair products these possessions tell a story reflecting our culture, time, economic status, work, leisure and taste. They reflect what’s important to
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Australia Day at Miss Porter’s House

nsw 26 Jan 2022
Celebrate Australia Day and spend the day reliving early twentieth century Australia with a visit to Miss Porter’s House, a prominent freestanding Edwardian home built by Herbert Porter and his wife Florence (nee Jolley) that contains a century of household memorabilia including many which reflect the family’s interest in the
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Chalk and Shadow Art for Kids

nsw 9 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
Come along and create your own shadow portrait in the courtyard of Old Government House. One of the mysteries of the property is the identities of the convicts who built it. While we know some of their names, no portraits or images of them have survived – we have only
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Art in the Park – Still Life Painting

nsw 2 Apr 2022
Over the course of this four hour workshop, Parramatta Art Society member, Brian Richardson, will take you through the stages of creating a still life work of art. Using unique items from the Old Government House collection, a special composition will be arranged for you to capture on your canvas
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Clay Pipe Workshop – Discovering Local Clay

nsw 4 Jun 2022
Copyright Parramatta Clay and Arts Incorporated   Come and experience the historic art of clay pipe making with Parramatta Clay and Arts as part of our Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile exhibition. Many examples of clay smoking pipes have been found in archaeological digs in Parramatta. The pipes were
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Spoon Carving Workshop

nsw 7 May 2022
Creating something as fundamentally human as a wooden spoon using simple hand tools can be a satisfying experience. Come spend the Saturday with Nordic Edge and walk away not only with the experience, but also a full set of spoon carving tools and a beautiful wooden spoon made with your
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Making Good – Members Viewing

nsw 10 Mar 2022
Join us for an exclusive member viewing of our new exhibition, Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile, at Old Government House. Located in the upstairs rooms of this World Heritage listed property, Making Good will tell the stories of skilled convicts connected to Old Government House and more broadly the
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Making Good – Curator’s Tour

nsw 24 Mar 2022
Join the Old Government House Curator, Anna Ridley, on the fourth Thursday of the month for a behind the scenes peek at Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile. Find out how convicts used their ingenuity, skill, perseverance, and entrepreneurship to ultimately gain their freedom in the colony, and helped to
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Making Good – Convict Artisans in Exile

nsw 5 Mar 2022 - 27 Nov 2022
Making Good will tell the stories of skilled convicts connected to Old Government House and more broadly the colony. The exhibition will explore how those forcibly banished to the antipodes used their skills and acumen to become independent businesspeople who furnished the homes of their captors. These convicts were instrumental
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‘Garroorigang’ and ‘Riversdale’ Goulburn Visit

nsw 26 Feb 2022
Enjoy exclusive talks, tours and teas at two of Goulburn’s Colonial properties – ‘Garoorigang’ and ‘Riversdale’ – with their fine collections, complex of outbuildings and historic gardens. Both properties were built as Inns then became ancestral family homes. Delve into their respective histories, gain insight into how these properties are
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National Trust (NSW) Annual General Meeting 2021

nsw 27 Nov 2021
  National Trust (NSW) members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Members will hear the President’s report on the last 12 months and the 2021 Board of Directors election results. Recipients of the National Trust Honours Awards for 2021 will be announced, but not presented at the
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Woodbridge at War

wa 13 Nov 2021
Come along for a special film screening to mark Remembrance Day and the impact of war on those who called Woodbridge home. Woodbridge is one of Perth’s most valued heritage places. In addition to its architectural significance it has a rich collection of stories about the people who lived there.
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November Heritage Conversation: The Edward Street Baby Farm

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Stella will talk to us about her research into the dark world of baby farming. Diving into early twentieth century Perth, Stella’s book, The Edward Street Baby Farm: the Murder Trial That Gripped a City, explores the social conditions that allowed 37 babies to die while under the care of
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Doll House: Online Curator Talk with Suzanne Katz

vic 21 Oct 2021
Join Doll House collector Suzanne Katz and the curator and for a behind the scenes talk about the making of the exhibition
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Mayfield Heritage Walk

nsw 28 Nov 2021
Known as the “Toorak of Newcastle” in the 1880-90s, Mayfield will be the site of a Heritage Walk organised by the Friends of Grossmann House, on Sunday November 28. Commencing on the corner of Regent and Hanbury Streets, Mayfield, our knowledgeable guide Wayne Campbell will take us through some of
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The first regional gallery in the Southern Highlands has opened

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Retford Park in Bowral is now home to the region’s first art gallery, Ngununggula. Meaning 'belonging' in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nations people, Ngununggula opened to the public on 12 October.
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2021 Annual General Meeting

wa 10 Nov 2021
We’ll be welcoming new Councillors and announcing the 2021 Margaret Feilman award. The AGM will be held at the Grove Library, 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove. Light refreshments will be offered after the official proceedings. Complimentary parking is available on the south side of Leake Street, across the road from
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The Edward Street Baby Farm, with Stella Budrikis

wa 4 Nov 2021
Your November Heritage Conversation Join us for a special Heritage Conversation at East Perth Cemeteries with author Stella Budrikis, who will talk to us about her research into the dark world of baby farming. Diving into early twentieth century Perth, Stella’s book, The Edward Street Baby Farm: the Murder Trial That
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