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Looking at Architecture – Glebe

nsw 7 Apr 2020
Toxteth Park is an inner-city Sydney estate that was subdivided for residential development following the passing of prominent solicitor, Sir George Wigram Allen, in 1885. which was subdivided for residential development following his death. The Trustees of the Toxteth Park Estate stipulated that they would have the right to select
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Retford Park Christmas Shopping Weekend

nsw 30 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
10% off everything in the gift shop all weekend for members only (non-members can join on the day) We are thrilled to have been supplied with exclusive collectable Wedgwood ornamental ware – available in store now! FREE exquisite Wedgwood decoration to the first customer who spends over $50 on Saturday
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Heritage Rose Display at Harper’s Mansion

nsw 15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Roses and Friends will have a selection of stunning roses available for purchase, plus books and botanical illustrations will also ve available to buy. You can bring along your unnamed rose for identification and ask the experts for advice on local growing conditions and where to source heritage roses.  
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Curators Talks – Women of Distinction

nsw 26 Sep 2019 - 28 Nov 2019
24 October – 2:30pm.  The Lady of the House: Elizabeth Macquarie & Parramatta:  Elizabeth Macquarie had a significant impact on the architecture, landscape and social dynamics of Parramatta. Robin Walsh author of “In Her Own Words, the writings of Elizabeth Macquarie” will discuss the impact of this remarkable woman on
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‘Our Voices, Our Future’: The Schools Reconciliation Challenge comes to Cooma

nsw 18 Oct 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
In its ninth year, the Schools Reconciliation Challenge is an annual program run by Reconciliation NSW to inspire young artists, writers and creators. The National Trust (NSW) is proud to partner with Reconciliation NSW to host a travelling exhibition comprised of works from primary and high school students across NSW
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Life Drawing Summer School (1-4 Jan 2020)

nsw 1 Jan 2020 - 4 Jan 2020
Anthony Cahill holds a Master of Fine Art from the National Art School and is an artist exhibiting extensively both in Australia and overseas, including exhibitions in public and regional art galleries. Recently he exhibited a suite of works on paper at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. Cahill is a
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Lynette Lee: A retrospective

nsw 18 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
Lynette left school in 1934, aged 15, to study drawing and painting under A. Dattilo Rubbo (1870 –1955), an Italian-born artist in Australia from 1897. She initially worked in the commercial art studio of painter Arthur Murch (1902-1989) in Sydney, producing product drawings, lettering, colourisation and retouching of black and
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Victorian Children’s Christmas

nsw 3 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
We are setting the table and decorating the house as it was in Victorian times. Why not come and join the Christmas festivities at Riversdale and see the wonderful Victorian / turn of the century toys from Grossman-Brough, another of our National Trust properties. During your trip don’t forget to
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Canberra, the ever changing city: A private tour

nsw 30 Mar 2020 - 3 Apr 2020
Four nights in Canberra at the heritage-listed Hotel Kurrajong with inspections including historic Lanyon Homestead, the Australian War memorial with participation in the Last Post Ceremony, Old Parliament House Gardens, the award winning National Arboretum Canberra, Australian Parliament House and the National Gallery of Australia for the Matisse / Picasso
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Winged Garden – Jan Melville

nsw 5 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
Many techniques are used by artist Jan Melville in her creative journey where boundaries are often pushed. In printmaking etchings, lino cuts and wood cuts are personal favourites. Assemblage works bring out the bower bird in Melville, who collects many artifacts from both landscape and streetscape and also recycles old
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Victorian Christmas

nsw 14 Dec 2019
Come and see the dining room festively set for a candlelit dinner and take a photo with Santa. Children will be able to make a lantern to take with them to carols. Please note that the upstairs, including the exhibition, will be closed during this event.   Entry to the
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Christmas at the Porters

nsw 8 Dec 2019
See how the Porter family celebrated with cards, recipes, decorations and toys during the early years of the twentieth century. Homemade Christmas goodies for sale.   National Trust members: free General public: $10 Concession: $8 Family: $25 Children under 5: Free   Enquiries: Please call Kathryn Pitkin on (02) 4927
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To end all wars: Remembrance through discovering the men who served

nsw 16 Nov 2019
Begun in the UK in 1919 and an important Australian connection, before the launch of ‘Make Your Mark in History’, an E-book on display in the museum that tells the stories of the lives of the 58 former students who enlisted in World war 1. Rae’s talk will focus on
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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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Blank

nsw 31 Oct 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
Audiences shout, laugh, gasp and collaborate to write the story of each performance, filling in the BLANKS.   To add to the atmosphere, these three performances will be held in the amazing Round yard at Retford Park – this will only add to the performance: Linden Wilkinson (Thur 31) Andrew
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Scandinavian Capitals & more…

nsw 11 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020
Begin in the delightful Danish capital of Copenhagen, with its many historic buildings and ancient streets, the little mermaid and more… Coach to Norway and Oslo, a modern Viking capital and home to the Kon Tiki museum, then coach, train and cruise up the fjord to visit Flam and the
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NatureConnect Mindfulness Walk at Everglades

nsw 14 Sep 2019
Be guided through a gentle connection practice at the stunning National Trust property, Everglades House & Gardens, at Leura. This unique event allows participants to connect more deeply with this tranquil, beautiful heritage place famous for its landscape design, art deco house and mature exotic and natural plants.   Practice
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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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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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Retford Park Rehung – The Art of Collecting – House Tours included

nsw 9 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
“There are great benefits of collecting art. The bond between the work of art and its owner is different from the bond established by a spectator. The former involves a sense of permanence like a marriage, the latter may be nothing more than a casual liaison.” Author: unknown This November,
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The Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair

nsw 14 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
What makes this Fair so special is that you can take the opportunity to visit Lindesay, the historic harbour side villa dating from 1834.  You can also enjoy a delicious lunch or morning tea in the courtyard or under the enormous old Plane Trees. Lindesay is open to the public
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