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No Time To Spare – Southern Highlands

nsw 24 Sep 2022 - 6 Oct 2022
61 years ago the Women’s C ommittee of the National Trust was so concerned about the destruction of Sydney’s sandstone buildings that they mounted an exhibition of 34 Max Dupain photographs – “No Time to Spare” – to highlight the urgent need for protection and preservation of historical buildings at
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Inspiration to Creation

nsw 22 Oct 2022 - 4 Dec 2022
Along with photographs and video presentations of the artists at work in their private studio spaces, visit this unique new Artists of the Round Yard exhibition to see displays of working drawings, sketches, diagrams, tools of trade and materials within the inspiring Retford Park Round Yard building. During the exhibition
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‘The Fabric of History’ Guided Tour of Historic Costumes in Goulburn

nsw 22 Oct 2022
Costume specialist Lindie Ward and site specific guides will reveal the clothes and customs of life in 19th Century Goulburn and how we look after them now. Start the day at Garroorigang, the home of the Hume family and former Inn and Boys Boarding School. Here you’ll see rare christening and
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Native Bee Workshop

nsw 18 Nov 2022
One of the biggest challenges for the future of our natural heritage is arresting the decline in biodiversity due to habitat loss, change in land use and climate change. Making a home for native bees is a great way to start increasing biodiversity in your backyard. Sylvia Cornwell, proudly known
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Spring Twilight Tour

nsw 5 Nov 2022
November is one of the best times to see the gardens in full, glorious spring colour. Make the most of the lengthening days with a magical evening tour of the spring highlights in the garden, followed by drinks and canapés on the front verandah of the Victorian mansion as the
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Photographers’ Breakfast

nsw 29 Oct 2022
Sunrise is an absolutely stunning time of day to appreciate the Insta-worthy grounds of Retford Park. Bring your camera and join us at our very first Photographer’s Breakfast – an exclusive opportunity for photographers, bird watchers and early risers to gain rare dawn access to the grounds, hear the chorus
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Alfresco Afternoons at Retford Park

nsw 16 Dec 2022 - 17 Dec 2022
Alfresco Afternoons at Retford Park are a very special way to have pre-Christmas catch up with loved ones. Enjoy drinks and canapés on the front verandah of the striking Victorian Italianate mansion and a stroll through the formal gardens in the cooler evening air. Inside, the house will be beautifully
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All Things Great Are Small

nsw 10 Dec 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
‘All Things Great are Small’ is a group of miniaturists, painters, illustrators, printmakers and woodcrafters who came together 15 years ago to promote and foster the appreciation of miniatures and small paintings. The miniature size of these images and crafts does not diminish their greatness – they are so superbly
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Dow’s Pharmacy Open Day

vic 26 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Step into a long gone era of medicine at this unique country pharmacy
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20th Annual Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair

nsw 17 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022
Join us at the 20th annual Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair, proudly brought to you by the National Trust (NSW) Women’s Committee. Hosted at historic Lindesay, a beautiful harbourside villa dating from 1834, the Fair offers a wide range of special Christmas gifts and wares set to delight. With a variety
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Early spring delights at Sherwood Homestead site

act 28 Aug 2022
The Heritage Walk on Sunday 26 July is to the site of Sherwood Homestead in the Brindabellas.  Nothing remains of Henry and Eliza Phillips’ slab hut nor dairy farm but for the exotic plantings of oaks and bulbs – glorious spring flowering bulbs, which will make the trek (an hour
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Special exhibition – Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise

act 24 Aug 2022
What lies behind Nolan’s personal Search for Paradise? Join Senior Curator, Virginia Rigney, to journey through Nolan’s life from his childhood haven of St Kilda to his time at Heide and beyond. This special exhibition is on loan to Canberra Museum and Gallery from Heide, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.
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Etching Workshop using Soft Ground

nsw 21 Aug 2022
Soft ground can be used to show textures and impressions without any drawing. One example of this is that impressions of the bush floor on site can be used. Another – that artists, including Norman Lindsay, started their plates using soft ground like a pencil drawing. In this workshop you
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Spowers & Syme

nsw 3 Dec 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
Celebrating the artistic friendship of Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme, Spowers & Syme presents the changing face of interwar Australia through the perspective of two remarkable women artists. The exhibition offers rare insight into the unlikely collaboration between the daughters of rival media families. Studying together in Paris and later
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Prized Possessions: Works in the National Trust’s Collection

nsw 12 Nov 2022 - 27 Nov 2022
Prized Possessions brings together some of the finest pieces from the National Trust collections and is the first major exhibition of our works including the recently revealed Dutch masterpiece gifted to the National Trust in 1979 as part of the contents of the Woodford Academy in the Blue Mountains. The
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Grossmann House’s Victorian Christmas

nsw 11 Dec 2022
Grossmann House is decking its staircase, and you’re invited! Take the opportunity to snap a very special photo in a festive period setting in the house or head outside to enjoy the beautiful garden. The property will also be open for tours of the fully restored Victorian townhouse. Refreshments on
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Church Street Spring Fair – Distillation of Spring

nsw 14 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
The Church Street Spring Fair brings together like minded community groups in a celebration of Spring in this historic precinct of Central Maitland. On the evening of Friday 14 October, is a Distillation of Spring with a hint of the 1950s and 60s and focus on local and seasonal produce.
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National Trust Bookshop

vic 13 Jul 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
The National Trust Bookshop has a carefully curated collection of quality secondhand books.
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Hobartville Estate – Unlocked

nsw 16 Oct 2022
Discover Hobartville Estate – a substantially intact early colonial homestead group, featuring one of the finest pre-1830 houses in the country; extremely rare for its intact setting, landscape features and outbuildings of various ages, and seldom opened for public viewing. Take this rare opportunity to join a guided tour through
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Creepy Stories at Old Government House

nsw 25 Sep 2022
Calling all ghost-busters in training! Join us on a special twilight tour of the ground floor of Old Government House – a 222-year-old early Governors country residence known for some very strange happenings. Children are encouraged to bring their scariest costumes along to add to the feeling of the event.
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Old Government House Christmas Magic

nsw 2 Dec 2022 - 23 Dec 2022
Get together with friends and family to celebrate Christmas with us at Old Government House throughout December. Experience this historic house decked in festive ornaments, Christmas greenery and a beautiful decorated tree gracing the stairwell. With the shutters closed, our Christmas wonderland will come to life as the darkened rooms
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