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The Doctor Will See You Now – Travelling Exhibition

nsw 12 Jun 2021 - 9 Oct 2022
Travelling throughout New South Wales, The Doctor Will See You Now delves into the histories of six National Trust properties, exploring each site’s association with health and medicine. The intertwining stories from Experiment Farm Cottage, Everglades House and Gardens, Miss Porter’s House, Dundullimal, Saumarez Homestead and Miss Traill’s House and
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Ghost Night at Old Government House

nsw 18 Mar 2022 - 16 Sep 2022
Enjoy a spooky evening exploring Old Government House – if you dare! These tours have run for many years and guests always enjoy the tours. Tour this Georgian house by candlelight. Imagine the people who once walked these halls. Hear stories from staff, volunteers and past guests of unusual happenings.
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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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Caring for Country Exhibition

nsw 1 Apr 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
157 students from both primary and high schools from NSW and the ACT have created beautiful and diverse works that capture young people’s appreciation and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ methods of caring for Country. The National Trust is proud to display these important travelling works at
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Wagging Tails: Lindsay’s horses and dogs

nsw 9 Jun 2022 - 5 Sep 2022
On many occasions Norman Lindsay accompanied the delivery boy from the Sydney Fresh Food and Ice Company to sketch the horses in the stables. The long-suffering lad would patiently hold up a horse’s head so that Norman could perfect an eye or nostril. He visited Taronga Zoo frequently, observing and
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Visions from Sydney Cove and the AMP Building

nsw 10 Jun 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
Visit the National Trust Centre* to view a free exhibition with rarely seen objects and images from the National Trust Archives. The National Trust recently accepted part of the AMP Archives collection, spanning from 1849 to the present day, offering a unique insight into the organisation’s history. This collection focuses
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Woodford Academy Artist in Residence Talk – Rhonda Dee

nsw 18 Jun 2022 - 20 Aug 2022
Rhonda Dee has worked in painting, sculpture, and installation for over 20 years, exhibiting in Australia, and overseas. Her works are featured in permanent collections including Long Island University, NY, the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo Brazil, Macquarie University Art Gallery, the Australia China Arts Foundation, and in private
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Como House Guided Tours

vic 30 Jun 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
Built in 1847, Como House and Garden is one of Melbourne's oldest stately homes.
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Georgian Glass Exhibition

nsw 2 Jul 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
Glass has been an essential part of British households since Roman times. The earliest manufacture of raw glass in England can be traced back to 1226 at Chiddingfold. Until the 15th century, the majority of glass produced was window glass for use in churches and monasteries, with some glass for
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Victoria’s Government House Tours

vic 4 Jul 2022 - 3 Jul 2023
Discover Melbourne’s rich heritage in the grand State Rooms of Government House
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Rippon Lea Estate Garden Tours

vic 27 Jun 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
Join us for a 45-minute social history tour of the garden.
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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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Inaugural Southern Highlands Botanical Art and Illustration Prize Exhibition

nsw 16 Jul 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
A collaboration between CanAssist, the Botanical Art Society of Australia and Retford Park, featuring an annual juried prize and exhibition of competition entries. Described as a liaison between the disciplines of art and science, botanical art aims to capture the essence of the plant; its form, texture and growth habits,
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No Time To Spare Photographic Exhibit

nsw 26 Jul 2022 - 4 Sep 2022
In 1962, conservationist and council member of the National Trust (NSW), Dame Helen Frances Blaxland (1907-1989) initiated an exhibition of Max Dupain photographs of early public buildings and houses of Australia. Then, as now, there was “NO TIME TO SPARE” for our heritage. As the National Trust prepares to mark
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Heart of Country: Arnhem Land Barks

nsw 30 Jul 2022 - 11 Sep 2022
The “heart” of this exhibition is the relationship to Country expressed in diverse and sometimes oblique ways by four generations of Indigenous artists from Arnhem Land and beyond. Core works come from a remarkable private collection of bark paintings assembled by Donna-Marie Kelly and Andrew Dyer, featuring some of the
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Winter Art Workshop – Six Week Course

sa 4 Aug 2022 - 8 Sep 2022
Join local artist Zinia King every Thursday morning for a lovely cup of tea and an exceptional session of watercolour painting at Stangate House. Over a period of 6 weeks, students will dive deep into the wonders of watercolour and pen drawing techniques. Inspired by the wildlife in the beautiful
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Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile

nsw 5 Mar 2022 - 27 Nov 2022
Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile, running from 5 March – 27 November, tells the stories of skilled convicts connected to Old Government House and more broadly the colony. The exhibition explores how those forcibly banished to the antipodes used their skills and acumen to become independent businesspeople who furnished the
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ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2022 – Heritage and Healing: How Heritage Helps

act 13 Aug 2022
Health and wellbeing have come to the fore in society owing to the challenges of recent years where dramatic changes have been imposed on our normal way of life. In response to lockdowns and natural disasters, there is a desire for bringing people together to promote the health and healing
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Adelaide Tours: Treasury & Tunnels

sa 6 Dec 2020 - 4 Dec 2022
    Journey through winding hallways and underground chambers to meet the colourful characters and deep history behind one of Adelaide’s oldest colonial buildings. From riots to floods to historic reforms the Treasury sat at the heart of South Australia’s political life – come explore its secrets and forgotten stories!
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Family History at Miss Porter’s House

nsw 14 Aug 2022
From colonial beginnings as farmers on Ash Island and in the Singleton area, to their key role in the commercial life of Newcastle’s West End, the Porters made an important contribution to city life for well over one hundred years. This legacy continues following the bequest of the family home
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Fortuna x Quattro

nsw 20 Aug 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
Introducing Fortuna x Quattro, a tri-generational group exhibition of four artists of the Luck family: renowned Australian bird and wildlife artist (and Retford Park gardener) James Luck; his sister, Melbourne-based artist Jacinta Payne; their niece Elise Abotomey, an emerging portraiture line artist; and a posthumous retrospective celebrating the life and
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