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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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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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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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Curators Talks – Women of Distinction

nsw 24 Oct 2019 - 27 Feb 2020
Thursday 27 February – 2:30pm Join Curator Anna Ridley on a tour of the exhibition, with a focus on the Vice Regal Women who lived at Old Government House.   Thursday 26 March – 2:30pm Join Curator Anna Ridley on a tour of the exhibition, with a focus on the
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Country Connections

nsw 8 Feb 2020 - 4 Apr 2020
Curation by Milena Sallustio, Dubbo artist. There are 18 participating artists, they include: Shanli Alizadeh Rae Ayling Kerri Capill Susan Carter Michael Dunn Sandra Gaffney Alleyne Graham Pauline Griffiths Margaret McColl Noni Nixon Sally Noble Gill Pedrana Noelene Rawson Felicity Rostron Dianne Saunders Judy Shalhoub Rhonda Vang Stuart Vorias  
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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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Jazz in the Garden

nsw 29 Feb 2020
Iconic jazz band Galapagos Duck will again feature in this annual picnic event which brings world-class musicians to the grounds of Norman Lindsay’s home and Gallery. This celebration of Norman’s birthday captures the true essence of jazz. If you remember ‘The Duck’ from the 70s or the Chalet, or the
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A Journey of the Heart

nsw 1 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
Imagine a world where every leaf on every tree whispers Nature’s secrets, where lightning dawn-fires to greet the sun awakens the truth of your life’s purpose. This is Brigid’s world. Illustrations by Sanja Zemljacenko Herrmann, with words and music by Diane Tatum.   Join Everglades for the official exhibition opening
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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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It’s in our hands to make a difference (7 – 29 March)

nsw 7 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
In 2003 Matthew Willman’s 18 month documentary on Robben Island caught the eye of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. With the approval of Mr Mandela himself, Willman began an incredible journey as a commissioned photographer to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This afforded Willman many incredibly intimate moments over the years with
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The Artist’s Salon – A Series of Creative Interludes

nsw 6 Jul 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 2019 with an evening to honour Rose Lindsay, Norman’s wife and model. Details of upcoming events can be found below:    
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Georgian Glass at Grossman House

nsw 9 Feb 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
What a fitting way to start 2020 at Grossmann House as they host the Georgian Glass Exhibition which has been touring the National Trust (NSW) properties. Georgian Glass: Colonial Style features items dating from 1700 – 1840, including candlesticks, serving ware, wine glasses, rummer glasses, decanters and jugs.   National Trust
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Homemade by The Porters: arts, crafts and needlework

nsw 8 Mar 2020
See homemade clothing and textiles 1910-1997 made by Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel. On display are clothing and accessories plus exquisite crochet, lace and embroidered household linens. Marvel at the making and mending of yesteryear. Visitors will also see some of the certificates won by the Porter
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Sunday Tea at the Cottage

nsw 9 Feb 2020 - 8 Mar 2020
Sunday Tea at the Cottage 9 February: Enjoy delicious afternoon tea of sandwiches, small sweet delights, scones and jam and cream on the veranda of Experiment Farm Cottage. What a great way to catch up with old friends or to celebrate a special occasion.   Sunday Tea at the Cottage
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Looking at Architecture – Mosman 10 March

nsw 10 Mar 2020
In 1789 in a quiet cove on the north shore of Port Jackson, H.M.S. Sirius was careened to make repairs to the Flag Ship of the 1st Fleet. Later, in 1831 Archibald Mosman, a whaler commenced his operations in Great Sirius Cove and built a permanent house for himself. The
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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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Ghost Tours at Old Government House

nsw 20 Mar 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
The Friends of Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage invite you to join us as we explore Old Government House by candlelight. Explore the Georgian house which was once to the home of many of our early governors and their servants. Hear from our guides the mysterious stories co9llected
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Lennox Bridge and Glenbrook area walk

nsw 21 Mar 2020
At Marge’s Lookout, we will have a short break and enjoy views over the Penrith Lakes Scheme and plains beyond. We then proceed down to the Lennox Bridge, the oldest surviving bridge on mainland Australia. Then we proceed up another track past the quarry from which the stone came to
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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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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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Cumberland Experience V – Windsor: Sydney’s third British settlement

nsw 25 Mar 2020 - 1 Apr 2020
This tour, led by expert Hawkesbury locals Graham Edds (Heritage Architect) and his wife Carol (Heritage Consultant) will visit: Francis Greenway’s St Matthew’s Anglican Church (foundation stone laid by Governor Macquarie in 1817) and graveyard; Windsor Museum, North Street Houses (1840s); the site of the original Government House; Thompson Square;
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