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NSW Seniors’ Festival Morning Tea

nsw 20 Feb 2020
Celebrate the 2020 NSW Seniors’ Festival by enjoying morning tea in Miss Traill’s beautiful garden which features two 1845 pear trees. Hear about this wonderful property which was built in 1845 and step back in time and walk-through Miss Traill’s home; you will see antique furniture, paintings, horse memorabilia and
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Rhythm of life – exploring the twilight

nsw 29 Feb 2020
For one evening, join us in dining under the stars, at twilight, in a beautiful garden setting at Retford Park, the home that James Fairfax gifted to our community. Life is full of transitions from joyful beginnings to poignant endings, often with ensuing grief.  How do we cope with these
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Lose yourself in Tasmania

nsw 25 Oct 2020 - 5 Nov 2020
Flying into Launceston and out of Hobart, ten days are spent exploring the state famous for its fine food and breathtaking landscapes. Launceston includes time spent in the Tamar Valley, together with the historic villages and homes of the Evandale and Longford area. The tour then heads west to the
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Australia Day at Old Government House

nsw 26 Jan 2020
Join Old Government House on the anniversary of the Rum Rebellion and discover more about what it was like to be the Governor in the nineteenth century. The team of friendly guides will give you a glimpse into the era through the surviving fabric of Australia’s oldest surviving public building
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Our military aviation heritage

nsw 27 Feb 2020
National Trust Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch presents:   OUR  MILITARY AVIATION HERITAGE   Explore selected artefacts of Australian MILITARY aircraft heritage as follows:   * A flying de Havilland Tiger Moth – built at Bankstown in the 1930’s and the rugged biplane trainer on which all RAAF pilots trained up to
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First Light: the art of Peter Kingston

nsw 27 Mar 2020 - 3 May 2020
Kingston’s passion has been to document the great energy and character of Sydney Harbour, its moods and movement, the perpetual ebb and flow of the ferries, the human activity, and that great symbol of Sydney, the Opera House. ‘I have spent countless nights watching the moon reflect upon the water
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Woodford Academy Harvest Festival

nsw 21 Mar 2020
From 1908 – 1965 harvest festivals, originally a British pagan tradition, were held at the Woodford Academy when the building also served as the venue for local Presbyterian services. Enjoy live music, seasonal food, children’s games and a wide variety of stalls selling local produce, homemade jams and preserves, plants
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Woodford Academy New Members’ Function

nsw 22 Feb 2020
Hear about its history with a guided tour of the building, meet National Trust (NSW) Deputy CEO, Richard Silink learn more about the Trust and chat to other members as you make new friends, followed by a delicious home-cooked afternoon tea. All members are welcome at this event to meet
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Spanish Luncheon

nsw 22 Feb 2020
Everglades is a spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. In the centre sits a stunning 1930s Art Deco home. The Friends of Everglades have gained a well-deserved reputation for their excellent catering abilities. You’ll experience mouth watering food, gracious service and charming company.  
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The Little Black Dress – A Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation

nsw 22 Mar 2020
This presentation looks at the origin of the Little Black Dress. How did it go from a colour of mourning to the most indispensable part of your wardrobe? See the change in the silhouette over the decades from the late 19th century to today. Feel free to wear your own
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Memorys of Woodford – Marion Memory, Music Mistress and Muse

nsw 15 Feb 2020
“When, in the shimmering Australian moonlight six years ago little Flo Nightingale agreed to elope with the handsome young traveler in the soft-goods line, Arthur William Memory, she little dreamt that she would one day have to summon the beloved object for maintenance.”   This talk by local historian Kate
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A Georgian Soiree with Austen overtones

nsw 22 Feb 2020
Indulge your interest in all things Georgian with a twilight Soiree at Grossmann House with Austen Overtones on Saturday 22 February. The beautiful Georgian Glass exhibition will be at Grossmann House for a twilight viewing, followed by a performance in the Brough House garden of period dance in Jane Austen
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Flora of the Hunter

nsw 4 Apr 2020 - 17 May 2020
The Friends of Grossmann House are pleased to co-host with the Maitland Regional Museum Committee, the Flora of the Hunter exhibition at Brough House from Saturday April 4 and following weekends until May 31, 10.00am – 3.00pm at Brough House. The exhibition marks the launch of the newly published book
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Shakespeare Festival at Old Government House

nsw 2 Feb 2020 - 1 Mar 2020
Romeo & Juliet: It takes a village to kill a child. The existential crisis facing our world today, the product of a lack of practical leadership from our earth’s elders, has triggered a deafening chorus of ‘How dare you!’, screamed from the heart of our planet’s youth. And it’s not
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Nature’s Creations: A textile experience

nsw 1 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Being at Everglades provided Erin with the opportunity to be inspired by the Blue Mountains and its majestic scenery. Everglades and its beautiful surrounds have been the inspiration for many of her artworks, including the Glades, waterfall, blue bell walk and a variety of trees and flowers throughout the gardens.
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Devonshire Tea at Riversdale

nsw 19 Jan 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
Enjoy a summer Sunday under the trees at Riversdale and enjoy a homemade scone jam and cream, tour the house and gardens and visit the National Trust shop while you are there.     Tickets: National Trust members: Free General admission adults (entry plus tea): $10 Concession: $8 Family: $25
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School holidays at Experiment Farm Cottage

nsw 22 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
Using picture cards, children will learn to identify the correct plants for treating all sorts of ailments and learn how they were used in early nineteenth-century medicine. We recommend allowing 30 minutes for this activity. Early colonial games, such as quoits and ball and cone, will also be available to play with. Children will
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The State Library of NSW

nsw 5 Mar 2020
Discover the architectural features of both the historic Mitchell Library and the Macquarie Street Building. Learn about the decorative stonework, stained glass windows and the magnificent bronze doors of the Mitchell Library. Explore the marble mosaic reproduction of the Tasman map in the Mitchell Library vestibule of the beautiful Tudor
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The Coal Loader

nsw 30 Apr 2020
Join the National Trust’s tour committee for a guided tour of the newly built Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability which opened mid 2011. A former industrial site with an interesting history, it operated for over 70 years from the early 1920s, primarily as a transfer depot for coal from bulk
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Saumarez Homestead Australia Day

nsw 26 Jan 2020
What better way to spend Australia Day than at heritage-listed Saumarez Homestead with a fun day planned by our Volunteers, to make it a truly Australian Family Friendly Australia Day with a raffle, cake & plant stalls, live music, demonstrations and of course, a sausage sizzle.   Demonstrations by Armidale &
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Margaret’s Gift

nsw 4 Jan 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
The S.H. Ervin Galley is presenting an exhibition to celebrate the generous legacy of Margaret Olley AC (1923-2011) who in the course of her lifetime and following her death donated hundreds of artworks to cultural institutions across the country. Curated by Renee Porter, the exhibition will gather over 70 works
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