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Pirate Day at Polly Woodside (2019)

vic 5 Feb 2017 - 1 Dec 2019
Next Pirate Day – Sunday 5 May (FREE for kids) 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
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Stories behind the Death Masks

vic 20 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
The Old Melbourne Gaol has one of the largest collections of Death Masks in the world, extending from the 1850’s to 1900. Each one tells a diverse story of crime, a life lost and the hardships of the 19th century. We invite you to join a tour with one of
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Australian Heritage Festival: Napier Waller House

vic 8 May 2019 - 15 May 2019
The history of Napier Waller House is often associated with the life and career of noted Australian muralist, mosaicist and stained glass artist Napier Waller. Less is known however about the women who also worked within these walls. Christian Waller worked alongside her husband to establish this superb Arts and
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Ghost Tours of Old Government House

nsw 16 Mar 2018 - 21 Jun 2019
This long-running event always intrigues and amazes visitors!
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A Walk with the Porters

nsw 9 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
Walk With The Porters of Miss Porter’s House, Newcastle West. Take a guided stroll around the family’s neighbourhood and hear about places brought to life with stories from the museum collection.
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A Games Night at Ayers House museum

sa 21 May 2019
BrainHackr and Ayers House Museum are presenting a unique one-night gaming event as part of the History Festival. Join us for an evening of games played in Ayers House, Adelaide’s finest Victorian-era home. Short games will be found throughout the halls of the home. There will also be 6 larger
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Millicent Branch – Memories of a Fantasy Shell Garden

sa 29 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
The porcelain and cement figurines and discarded kitchen objects that this garden sheltered, create a fascinating photographic display of domestic history and a delightful example of a woman’s unfettered creativity in the 1950s. See original garden curiosities and learn why Iris Howe’s garden is important to Australian folk art history.
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Fancy This Fancy That: Masquerade Masks and Fancy Dress

sa 1 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Ayers House Museum is a welcoming place where families spend quality creative time together. Fancy seeing our children’s fancy dress costumes? Then you’re invited to dress up and have your photos taken beside the grandfather clock or under the chandelier. Make a masquerade mask and explore the house. Family Friendly.
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Coromandel Valley & Districts Branch Blackwood Action Group Walking Choices

sa 5 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
Coromandel Valley & Districts Branch – Blackwood Action Group Walking Choices: Guided Walks Scheduled or on Request. Walks are available in Coromandel Valley and Blackwood, and can be scheduled or arranged to suit your group. Walks vary in length and start time. Beautiful settings and fascinating stories abound. Get a
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Whyalla Branch -Unearthing Whyalla’s History.

sa 19 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
Discover Whyalla’s history from 1901 to 2019 through a free pop-up display (fees apply for Museum entry). Exhibition features Whyalla’s unique social, industrial and civic history. Celebrate Mother’s Day at our annual Open Day (gold coin donation for adults) with Devonshire teas, entertainment and activities for the whole family! Cost:
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Moonta Branch – Must See Moonta

sa 18 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
Known as Australia’s “Little Cornwall” visiting Moonta is a fascinating journey back into the mining history and heritage of the area. Explore the Moonta Museum, ride the tourist train, see road trams, and visit the old fashioned sweet shop, miner’s cottage and garden, heritage mining sites and School of Mines.
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Dundullimal Homestead: Georgian Glass Travelling Exhibition

nsw 21 May 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
Old Government House played host to a beautiful celebration of the 40 pieces from the Havelberg–Smith collection of Georgian era glass bequeathed to the National Trust (NSW) in 2018. This year, the collection will travel to National Trust properties throughout the state in 2019.
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Everglades: A Good Year

nsw 12 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
An exhibition by Blue Mountains photographer, Karlina Mitchell.
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Salon des Refusés 2019

nsw 8 May 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection at S.H. Ervin Gallery.
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Gawler Old Telegraph Station Museum

sa 7 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Gawler People. Learn about Gawler people through podcasts, videos and stories. A selection of people who have made Gawler their home have contributed towards making it the important location that it is today. Cost: Adult $3, Concession $2.50, Child $1.50
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Remembering Georges at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 23 May 2019
Annette Cooper, author of the beautiful book, Remembering Georges, will delight us during this lavishly illustrated talk on the stories and fabulous images that reflect the styles and elegance of Melbourne’s most loved store.   Where Rippon Lea Ballroom Tickets $100 BUY NOW This is a National Trust of Victoria Foundation
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Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage Annual Lecture

vic 23 May 2019
La Trobe’s farewell tribute from the people of Victoria in 1853 included a superb gold cup made in Melbourne (whereabouts unknown since 1862) and a London-made spectacular silver and glass candelabrum centrepiece, now in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. Hear more about it and it’s place in history
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Burra Branch – Unveiling Two Information Boards in the Police Stables.

sa 24 May 2019
Burra Branch Unveiling Two Information Boards in the Police Stables. Join us as we unveil two boards with information about policing in Burra and the local countryside during the 1880s. Each board has a button with a recorded story: one about a murder and the other about capturing a bushranger.
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Adelaide Tours: City of Pubs Night Tour

sa 24 May 2019
Think Adelaide is just a city of churches? Think again! Come explore the murky past and quirky present of Adelaide’s pub scene, from thirsty colonial outposts to the sly grog shenanigans of the Six O’Clock Swill era and beyond! Place: starting from Ayers House Museum 288 North Tce, Adelaide. Cost:
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Death Comes at the End

sa 10 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
It’s up to you, our intrepid audience of detectives, to listen for the clues and catch the killer in this improvised murder mystery in traditional Cluedo-style. Join us as we weave a hilarious web of mystery and mayhem in which not even the cast know the identity of the murderer!
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Drop-in Conversations: Old & New

sa 4 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Coromandel Valley & Districts Branch Drop-in Conversations: Old & New. Words and images contribute to jigsaws that form conversations about our history and inheritance. The jigsaw concept also applies to small stories that join to become a larger story or come from a simple conversation. Drop in on Saturday with
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