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Join the Gruffalo Trail at Rippon Lea Estate *Closed*

vic 27 Aug 2019 - 31 Jul 2021
Important Update: In accordance with the revised Victorian state government guidelines, all National Trust properties and attractions in Victoria will be closed from 5pm on 8 July 2020 until restrictions have been lifted. See Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for details.   Pick up The Gruffalo Trail throughout all 14 acres of Rippon Lea Estate.
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Old Government House: Women of Distinction

nsw 31 Aug 2019 - 29 Nov 2020
While many are known to us, such as Elizabeth Macquarie, Lady Mary FitzRoy and Elizabeth Macarthur, others remain more peripheral, overshadowed by their male contemporaries and circumstances. And yet, so many were achievers beyond their years and times. Learn about Anna Josepha Coombe, who married Philip Gidley King in England in
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Ours in Trust: S.H.Ervin Gallery

nsw 3 Jul 2020 - 9 Aug 2020
  An exhibiiton focusing on the 19th & 20th century works, featuring artists including Conrad Martens, George Lambert, Jeffrey Smart, Margaret Preston, Portia Geach, Justin O’Brien, David Strachan and many more gems from the Gallery’s collection.
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Ages and Stages: Victorian Era Vignettes

sa 4 Jul 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
Women of the Victorian era were expected to aspire to being wives and mothers and to follow customs associated with mourning. An intimate and tender display of costumes spanning the 1840s to 1880s celebrates some of life’s most significant moments. This a wonderful opportunity to view up close the beauty
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Heritage Conversations – In the footsteps of Gregory (Webinar)

wa 15 Jul 2020
In the footsteps of Gregory – A discussion about the results of Ground Penetrating Radar in East Perth Cemeteries will be presented by Dr Shane Burke from The University of Notre Dame Australia. About the talk In 2005, a surveyor’s transect of East Perth cemetery was identified in a survey
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Ages & Stages – Display Floortalks

sa 25 Jul 2020 - 22 Aug 2020
  Women of the Victorian era were expected to aspire to being wives and mothers and to follow customs associated with mourning. An intimate and tender display of costumes spanning the 1840s to 1880s celebrates some of life’s most significant moments. This a wonderful opportunity to view up close the
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Beaumont House Open Days

sa 5 Jul 2020 - 6 Dec 2020
  Beaumont House is reopening for tours on Sunday, 5 July 2020.   Enjoy a special tour of the house and garden followed by refreshments on the veranda Take a unique tour with a different perspective of Beaumont House.       Be part of the reopening COVIDSAFE Tour of
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Heritage Conversations – History of Roses

wa 2 Aug 2020
Join the National Trust and The Rose Society for an afternoon dedicated to roses. Find out where Western Australia’s love of roses comes from and discover how Sir Fred Samson’s wife Daphne was the focus of his passion for gardening at Samson House. Dressed in your gardening best you will learn
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Z Ward: Behind The Walls

sa 9 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020
  ​​​Neither prison nor hospital, the “criminal ward” of the former Glenside Mental Hospital occupies a unique place in South Australia’s history. From the rare ‘Ha Ha Wall’ encircling the building to its striking 1880s polychromatic brickwork, explore the breathtaking architecture and sobering history of this important site.    
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Portia Geach Memorial Award 2020

nsw 14 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
  The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some
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Old Melbourne Gaol Cluedo Experience *Closed*

vic 27 Aug 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Step back in time to solve a mysterious murder, in this world-first event that brings the iconic board game Cluedo to life.
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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition *Postponed*

vic 27 Aug 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea Estate
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Looking at Architecture – Glebe 8 September

nsw 8 Sep 2020
With the passing of Sir George Wigram Allen in 1885, The Toxteth Park Estate was slowly subdivided into housing blocks. Most of these were speculative ventures by local builders, who had their plans approved by the Trustees of the Toxteth Park Estate to ensure a higher standard of building to
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Watercolour Workshop

sa 9 Sep 2020
  Explore the wonders of watercolour painting inspired by the lush garden at Stangate House in Aldgate. Learn watercolour techniques from local artist Zinia King and create your own floral masterpiece. The two hour workshop will include a wander through the garden, a tea break and treat and all artist
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Blend Your Own Tea At Stangate House

sa 19 Sep 2020
Come along and learn about tea alchemy from award-winning Certified Tea Master and Certified Tea Blender, Belinda Hellyer. Be inspired by the gardens at Stangate House in Aldgate and take the time to wander through its lush gardens. A delicious treats to accompany your tea break will be provided. Explore
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Salon des Refusés 2020

nsw 26 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which
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Looking at Architecture – Braidwood Weekend

nsw 17 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
The historic town of Braidwood is located just 85kms south east of Goulburn and is listed on the Register of the National Estate and the NSW State Heritage Register. Largely unchanged since colonial days the area was originally settled in the 1830’s. Aboriginals called the district “Wigwigly” meaning ”plenty of
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2020 Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk

sa 18 Oct 2020
Each year hundreds of walkers make the trek following the trail made by German pioneer women as they carried their fresh produce from Hahndorf to market in Adelaide 180 year ago. The Pioneer Women’s Trail was rediscovered by members of the Hahndorf and Burnside Branches of the National Trust, and
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Looking at Architecture – Haberfield 10 November

nsw 10 Nov 2020
Haberfield was Australia’s first planned Garden Suburb which was the idea of Richard Stanton, a Sydney Real Estate Agent, who saw the need for a better environment for the citizens of Sydney. First Residents moved into their new homes in 1901, escaping the plague, rampant in the inner city. Residents
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First Light: the art of Peter Kingston

nsw 5 Dec 2020 - 14 Feb 2021
  This exhibition is in some respects based on an epiphany experienced by Sydney artist Peter Kingston (born 1943) following the death of his close friend and Lavender Bay neighbour Brett Whiteley in 1992. It seemed that at last Kingston was released from an enormous shadow of talent, skill and
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Lose yourself in Tasmania

nsw 12 Mar 2021 - 23 Mar 2021
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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