Garden Tours at Rippon Lea 2018

vic 27 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
Experience the magnificent gardens of Rippon Lea during a 45 minute tour. The garden is complex and covers almost 14 acres, which includes a large lake, extensive shrubberies and flower gardens, an orchard of historically significant fruit varieties, a fernery, rose gardens and many other features of historical, landscape and
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Australian Heritage Festival Register Now!

qld 7 Nov 2017 - 20 May 2018
Celebrating the diversity of cultures that have shaped our shared heritage.
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Schools Reconciliation Challenge Statewide Tour

nsw 1 Dec 2017 - 7 Oct 2018
View winning artworks from students taking part in the NSW Schools Reconciliation Exhibition.
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Z Ward Night Tours are back

sa 1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
Completed in 1885 and shut in 1973, this stand-alone building with its impressive and inescapable Ha-Ha wall, housed many of the State’s violent and criminally insane patients. Go behind the walls and discover Z Ward for yourself, at night. Most Thurs, Fri and Sat (other nights available on request) Cost:
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Como House Tours 2018

vic 7 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2018
Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. This time-capsule of Melbourne aristocracy spans a century from the Gold Rush era through two World Wars. A Como house tour offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who
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Alice in Wonderland

vic 9 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
The Australian Shakespeare Company proudly presents  Alice in Wonderland  Lewis Carroll’s classic story, Alice in Wonderland, is coming to life in the beautiful surrounds of Rippon Lea House and Gardens this Summer holidays, and all the crazy characters will be there! Join Alice as she goes down the rabbit hole and follows the White
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Escape the Gaol – Summer School Holidays (2018)

vic 26 Dec 2017
Children are invited to participate in Escape the Gaol, an immersive and educational activity aimed at ages six and up. Participants will have the opportunity to become inmates and must explore the Gaol to discover all the necessary clues to create the perfect escape plan, without being discovered by the prison
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Georgian Glass at Old Government House

nsw 29 Sep 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Enjoy a tour of Old Government House focusing on Georgian Glass and its use in vice regal entertaining.
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Woodford: Fire – An installation by Kevina Jo-Smith

nsw 20 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
The ‘Fire’ installation responds to investigations of the Academy’s collection of research by historical guests, researchers, artists and the local Indigenous community, the Darug and Gundungurra People, who have provided records of documenting bushfire in the past, through written word and illustration. Kevina-Jo Smith’s artwork emerges from her collection and
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Intrepid Women – Australian women artists in Paris 1900-1950

nsw 2 Dec 2017 - 11 Mar 2018
This summer we celebrate the adventurous spirit of Australian women artists.
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Leura Shakespeare Festival 2018

nsw 13 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
A riotously, raucous 9th Leura Shakespeare Festival at Everglades House & Garden.
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Heritage Walk 5 – Mt Stromlo

act 21 Jan 2018
Mt Stromlo Observatory is a Canberra icon, the oldest scientific institution in Canberra and the headquarters of The Australian National University’s (ANU) Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA). The site highly significant, being listed on the Commonwealth Heritage List and having been assessed as having potential national values. Many are aware
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Retford Park – Picnic by the Canal

nsw 21 Jan 2018
Gather around the Millennium Canal at Retford Park for a family fun day.
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Unearthing Riversdale

nsw 9 Jan 2018 - 29 May 2018
The exhibition features items from the diverse past of the 1830s property.
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Labassa Mansion Tours (2018)

vic 19 Feb 2017 - 18 Nov 2018
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. The mansion was redeveloped in the French Second Empire style by German born architect, John A. B. Koch, who remodelled the house into a thirty-five room mansion. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare
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Adelaide Tours-Old Adelaide Treasury and Z Ward

sa 21 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
In the morning, join us at the Treasury, once the heart of government from colonial times to the 1960s. Follow us through winding hallways and underground chambers to meet the colourful characters and deep history behind this working hotel. Then meet us at Z Ward, the former ‘criminal ward’ that
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Mandy Evans – The Weather Inside

nsw 7 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
Blackheath artist, Mandy Evans display's recent paintings of the Blue Mountains at Everglades Gallery.
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Summer Sundays at Beaumont House

sa 21 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Enjoy live music, food, entertainment and wine on the shady lawns of Beaumont House, treat yourself to a Devonshire tea on the veranda and browse our exclusive market and vintage stalls. January Summer Sunday  The Eliza Dickson Trio is an exciting jazz trio from Adelaide, Australia. The ensemble is made
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Adelaide Tours-Old Adelaide Treasury & Tunnels

sa 21 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
From the founding of the colony, through the gold rush era, Federation and two World Wars, the old Treasury building sat at the heart of South Australia’s political life. The tour includes the former Cabinet Room and underground passages where gold from Victoria was stored to be smelted into the
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Open Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2018)

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
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Vintage Pool Party at Rippon Lea

vic 21 Jan 2018
Step back in time and join the elegant Miss Chrissy as she hosts a glamorous vintage pool side fashion parade around the beautiful setting of the Rippon Lea pool. The saloon parade will showcase the stunning poolside wear from  yesteryear. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail of Sicilian Blood Orange Liqueur by Solerno and
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