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Hartnell of Melbourne Retrospective at Como House

vic 8 Mar 2020
Head designer from Brain Samuel will discuss intimate and fascinating details with fashion historian Tom McEnvoy, reviving Melbourne’s heady post war fashion circuit. The exhibition will be an interactive storytelling journey through the highs and lows of this once loved fashion house. Models will bring the garments to life, dress
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Sri Lanka

nsw 14 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020
Learn more about Sri Lanka’s heritage and religion in the city of Kandy, home to the temple of the Tooth, visit tea plantations, the walled city of Galle with its Dutch-colonial influences and the fascinating rock temple of Sigiriya. Get to know the warm, friendly Sri Lankan people and explore
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Jazz in the Garden

nsw 29 Feb 2020
Iconic jazz band Galapagos Duck will again feature in this annual picnic event which brings world-class musicians to the grounds of Norman Lindsay’s home and Gallery. This celebration of Norman’s birthday captures the true essence of jazz. If you remember ‘The Duck’ from the 70s or the Chalet, or the
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Country Connections

nsw 8 Feb 2020 - 4 Apr 2020
Curation by Milena Sallustio, Dubbo artist. There are 18 participating artists, they include: Shanli Alizadeh Rae Ayling Kerri Capill Susan Carter Michael Dunn Sandra Gaffney Alleyne Graham Pauline Griffiths Margaret McColl Noni Nixon Sally Noble Gill Pedrana Noelene Rawson Felicity Rostron Dianne Saunders Judy Shalhoub Rhonda Vang Stuart Vorias  
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Children’s Easter Trail

nsw 11 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
There will be a range of activities from hopping like an Easter bunny, to balancing an egg on a spoon, to spotting a shape or animal in the clouds.  Accompanying adults can get involved by marking off each challenge as it is completed or taking part themselves.  Who can win
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NSW Seniors’ Festival Morning Tea

nsw 20 Feb 2020
Celebrate the 2020 NSW Seniors’ Festival by enjoying morning tea in Miss Traill’s beautiful garden which features two 1845 pear trees. Hear about this wonderful property which was built in 1845 and step back in time and walk-through Miss Traill’s home; you will see antique furniture, paintings, horse memorabilia and
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Rhythm of life – exploring the twilight

nsw 29 Feb 2020
For one evening, join us in dining under the stars, at twilight, in a beautiful garden setting at Retford Park, the home that James Fairfax gifted to our community. Life is full of transitions from joyful beginnings to poignant endings, often with ensuing grief.  How do we cope with these
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Lose yourself in Tasmania

nsw 25 Oct 2020 - 5 Nov 2020
Flying into Launceston and out of Hobart, ten days are spent exploring the state famous for its fine food and breathtaking landscapes. Launceston includes time spent in the Tamar Valley, together with the historic villages and homes of the Evandale and Longford area. The tour then heads west to the
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Australia Day at Old Government House

nsw 26 Jan 2020
Join Old Government House on the anniversary of the Rum Rebellion and discover more about what it was like to be the Governor in the nineteenth century. The team of friendly guides will give you a glimpse into the era through the surviving fabric of Australia’s oldest surviving public building
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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition

vic 20 Mar 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea Estate
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Our military aviation heritage

nsw 27 Feb 2020
National Trust Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch presents:   OUR  MILITARY AVIATION HERITAGE   Explore selected artefacts of Australian MILITARY aircraft heritage as follows:   * A flying de Havilland Tiger Moth – built at Bankstown in the 1930’s and the rugged biplane trainer on which all RAAF pilots trained up to
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First Light: the art of Peter Kingston

nsw 27 Mar 2020 - 3 May 2020
Kingston’s passion has been to document the great energy and character of Sydney Harbour, its moods and movement, the perpetual ebb and flow of the ferries, the human activity, and that great symbol of Sydney, the Opera House. ‘I have spent countless nights watching the moon reflect upon the water
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Woodford Academy Harvest Festival

nsw 21 Mar 2020
From 1908 – 1965 harvest festivals, originally a British pagan tradition, were held at the Woodford Academy when the building also served as the venue for local Presbyterian services. Enjoy live music, seasonal food, children’s games and a wide variety of stalls selling local produce, homemade jams and preserves, plants
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Woodford Academy New Members’ Function

nsw 22 Feb 2020
Hear about its history with a guided tour of the building, meet National Trust (NSW) Deputy CEO, Richard Silink learn more about the Trust and chat to other members as you make new friends, followed by a delicious home-cooked afternoon tea. All members are welcome at this event to meet
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Spanish Luncheon

nsw 22 Feb 2020
Everglades is a spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. In the centre sits a stunning 1930s Art Deco home. The Friends of Everglades have gained a well-deserved reputation for their excellent catering abilities. You’ll experience mouth watering food, gracious service and charming company.  
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The Little Black Dress – A Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation

nsw 22 Mar 2020
This presentation looks at the origin of the Little Black Dress. How did it go from a colour of mourning to the most indispensable part of your wardrobe? See the change in the silhouette over the decades from the late 19th century to today. Feel free to wear your own
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Memorys of Woodford – Marion Memory, Music Mistress and Muse

nsw 15 Feb 2020
“When, in the shimmering Australian moonlight six years ago little Flo Nightingale agreed to elope with the handsome young traveler in the soft-goods line, Arthur William Memory, she little dreamt that she would one day have to summon the beloved object for maintenance.”   This talk by local historian Kate
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A Georgian Soiree with Austen overtones

nsw 22 Feb 2020
Indulge your interest in all things Georgian with a twilight Soiree at Grossmann House with Austen Overtones on Saturday 22 February. The beautiful Georgian Glass exhibition will be at Grossmann House for a twilight viewing, followed by a performance in the Brough House garden of period dance in Jane Austen
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Flora of the Hunter

nsw 4 Apr 2020 - 17 May 2020
The Friends of Grossmann House are pleased to co-host with the Maitland Regional Museum Committee, the Flora of the Hunter exhibition at Brough House from Saturday April 4 and following weekends until May 31, 10.00am – 3.00pm at Brough House. The exhibition marks the launch of the newly published book
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Shakespeare Festival at Old Government House

nsw 2 Feb 2020 - 1 Mar 2020
Romeo & Juliet: It takes a village to kill a child. The existential crisis facing our world today, the product of a lack of practical leadership from our earth’s elders, has triggered a deafening chorus of ‘How dare you!’, screamed from the heart of our planet’s youth. And it’s not
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Nature’s Creations: A textile experience

nsw 1 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Being at Everglades provided Erin with the opportunity to be inspired by the Blue Mountains and its majestic scenery. Everglades and its beautiful surrounds have been the inspiration for many of her artworks, including the Glades, waterfall, blue bell walk and a variety of trees and flowers throughout the gardens.
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