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Pirate Day at Polly Woodside (2019)

vic 5 Feb 2017 - 1 Dec 2019
Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. There are a variety of activities throughout the day including treasure hunts, scrubbing the decks, pirate games and arts and craft. Join our Polly crew to discover what life was like on a
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The Artist’s Salon – A Series of Creative Interludes

nsw 28 Jun 2019 - 5 Oct 2020
Over the next few months, the Friends of Norman Lindsay Gallery and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum will present a series of creative events, which kicked off in July with an evening to honour Rose Lindsay, Norman’s wife and model. Details of upcoming events can be found below:    
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Talks with the La Trobe Society (2019)

vic 10 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2019
Secure your place at a number of talks presented by the La Trobe’s Society and learn more about Victorian colonial development and aspects of life in early Melbourne and beyond. Select your talk from the list below Tickets: Bookings are essential. Admission is $10 payable at the door (cash only, no
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Australian Marmalade Awards

national sa 1 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
It is already mid-Winter in Australia, the citrus is ready to pick, eat and conserve.    Now is the time to get into the kitchen and try your hand at making marmalade and entering the Australian Marmalade Competition! The Competition is open until Friday 20 September. There are two competition
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Join the Gruffalo Trail at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 2 Aug 2019 - 31 Jul 2020
Pick up The Gruffalo Trail throughout all 14 acres of Rippon Lea Estate. Journey through the winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app. The interactive trail is included with Rippon Lea garden entry, along with all the
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Old Government House: Women of Distinction

nsw 31 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 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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Defining Nature – Owen Thompson

nsw 8 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Nature inspires a response. Owen Thompson’s responses are expressed in these watercolour and mixed media paintings, which aim to capture the extraordinary diversity of colour and texture in natural formations. Contrasting but complementing these big views are close observational studies of collected seed pods, feathers, flowers, shells and leaves from
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Swell Sculpture Festival

qld 13 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
The annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is back again for its 17th year and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are proud partners. This is an incredible festival that cannot be missed, showcasing high quality outdoor art and cultural events! Last year brought incredible art to our beautiful Currumbin beach and we are very much looking
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Hidden Gems of Melbourne (A Private Tour) 16 – 20 Sept

nsw vic 16 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
Due to the success of our recent tour we have added a tour in 2019.
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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

qld 20 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
The crisp winter air is among us and our bulbs and blooms are loving it! The 2019 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers program is bursting with fun and its time to start planning your blooming good time at new events, stunning gardens and hugely popular sounds and tastes. Since its inception
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Ghost Tours of Old Government House

nsw 16 Mar 2018 - 20 Sep 2019
This long-running event always intrigues and amazes visitors!
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Road Less Travelled – Beyond the Great Divide

nsw 21 Sep 2019
Explore historic sites on the ridge of the Great Divide.
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Woodford’s Reserve

nsw 21 Sep 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Join renown Woodford artist Michael Herron for an exhibition of paintings of Woodford’s Reserve, the former grounds of the Blue Mountains oldest building – the Woodford Academy. Michael’s paintings capture the quiet beauty of this historic landscape over the last 5 years, that now features the fascinating ‘Layers in Time’
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Fruits of the Academy (the memory of trees)

nsw 21 Sep 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
The exhibition muses upon the way the living surroundings of the historic building form an integral part of its visual history. The idea of the memory of trees, and the way they inform the historical context of the building, significantly contributing to the physical beauty of the place. Sophie Haythornthwaite
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Plein air painting

nsw 21 Sep 2019
Join the wonderful and talented Parramatta Art Society in the fresh air and turn your hand to capturing the beauty of historic Old Government House and the surrounding parkland. Led by Brian Richardson, who has a passion for plein air painting, this free workshop will take you through the steps
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Heritage Walk 28 Aranda Bushland

act 22 Sep 2019
WALK IS NOW FULL BUT YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST ON EVENTBRITE This walk in the shadow of Black Mountain takes us through Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve and several layers of ACT history. The Reserve protects a grassland remnant, a now much diminished ecosystem in the
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William Cox, Hawkesbury’s Master Builder

nsw 22 Sep 2019
The tour is planned to visit the site of the Cox empire where over 100 persons were employed for the Cox building endeavours; Clarendon Park c1806-7 for his neighbour surveyor and artist George Evans; St Matthew’s Anglican Church, regarded as Colonial Architect Francis Greenway’s finest church building c1817, its precinct
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Avondale Farm Community Day

wa 22 Sep 2019
Join the National Trust of Western Australia, Wheatbelt Development Commission, Lotterywest and the Shire of Beverley as we launch the new accommodation and signage at Avondale Farm. There will be something for everyone with tours and nature walks, children’s activities, local vendors, music and more. Bring your friends and family
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Speaker’s Night at Burnett House

nt 27 Sep 2019
Speaker Allan Mitchell will be giving a talk on 'Hiking the Appalachian Trail' on Friday 27 September.
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Dangerous Discussions in the Dining Room

nsw 27 Sep 2019
Catherine Bishop will explore with you the forgotten entrepreneurial businesswomen who earnt their living in a variety of small – and sometimes surprising – ways during the early days of Sydney.  She will bring to life the fascinating details of the successes and failures, determination and wilfulness, achievements, tragedies and
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Puddin’ Day – Magic Pudding Fun

nsw 29 Sep 2019
The Magic Pudding has never been out of print and has been adapted for screen and stage (most recently by Victorian Opera) many times over. English novelist Philip Pullman has described it as one of his favourite children’s books saying: “I think it’s the funniest children’s book ever written.” Throughout
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