Napier Art Deco Festival 2018 Tour

nsw 13 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
Yes, it’s Napier for the Annual Art Deco Festival! Departing Sydney on 13 February 2017, returning 19 February 2018, D’Arcy will fly direct to Napier via Air New Zealand, and will be staying at “Toad Hall”, a really jolly place and only a short hop to town. Spaces are filling fast – so don’t wait

Ivy Mount in Gerringong – New Cottage

nsw 16 Sep 2017
Join us in the Spring to view this very interesting building and enjoy the view while having afternoon tea in the garden. Cost: $25.00 Members and $30.00 Friends (No children under 12, please) Bookings: Contact Sue on 4272 9613 or email Please note: This is a Members and Friends only event. The

Drawing Room Rocks Walking Trip

nsw 9 Sep 2017
An area of natural weathered rock formations resembling tables and chairs. A perfect place for a picnic… Drawing Room Rocks are located in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, entry is from Woodhill Mountain Road out from Berry. This is an intermediate walk for those of average fitness, but is not suitable for young children. Our guide will

Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch 2017 Christmas Lunch

nsw 18 Nov 2017
Enjoy a glass of bubbly before sitting down to a delicious 2 Couse Lunch on the verandah, overlooking the beautiful Berry countryside. National Trust Board member and Berry local – Kate Dezarnaulds, will be our special guest. Group and individual bookings are most welcome. Reserve a table and gather your friends, or book a seat

Our Early Aviation Heritage: Tour

nsw 19 Jul 2017 - 25 Oct 2017
Explore selected artifacts of early Australian aviation heritage: • A full size replica of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith’s – Southern Cross • A flying de Havilland Tiger • A full size model of the da Vinci Flying Wing, and • The blueprints from which these and similar aircraft were manufactured in Australia   HARS is a

Norman Lindsay Gallery – Proud Paws!

nsw 13 Jul 2017
You will learn to make artist’s dry points on special etching paper, so you portray your pet at their best!   This workshop is led by Liz Perfect, artist in residence.   Sessions for different ages: 9.30am to 12.30pm for 7 to 10 year olds and 2 – 4pm for

2017 Salon des Refuses

nsw 29 Jul 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
The criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation.  The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections of the ‘official’ exhibition with works which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape. The Salon des Refusés

Early Days and Georgian Buildings in Parramatta

nsw 28 Jun 2017
Visit the Parramatta Female Factory, the colony’s earliest site specifically for women. Hear tales of its inmates and what their life was like.   Bookings/enquiries: details on booking or on 02 4576 1209    

Hidden Gems of Melbourne

nsw 11 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Melbourne is thought to be the most European city in Australia. A city of excellent historic buildings, wide streets, art galleries, magnificent gardens, fabulous shopping, restaurants, and trams. The Gold Rush provided an amazing collection of buildings still preserved. This tour will show some of these cultural gems. Private tours

Sydney Observatory and Salon des Refuses at the S. H. Ervin Gallery

nsw 31 Aug 2017
This interesting collection features portraits which were “rejected” from the 2017 Archibald prize collection and is often quite controversial and billed as the “alternative Archibald and Wynne prize collection”. This will be followed by a casual morning tea at the National Trust cafe before we walk over to the Sydney

Carols by Candlelight at Old Government House

nsw 9 Dec 2017
Entry is via a gold coin and all funds raised go to support Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage (two of our most precious heritage properties) There will be food, drinks and candles for sale. Please bring rugs or low chairs for seating at the front of Old Government

Old Government House: Pioneers in Petticoats

nsw 24 Sep 2017
In 1791 First Fleet convict Mary Bryant escaped the colony in an open boat to Batavia(now Timor), with tragic results. Child pioneer Eliza Hawkins travelled on a bullock dray to Bathurst. Unsung scientist Fanny Macleay emigrated as the eldest of six unmarried daughters of the Colonial Secretary. And the legendary

S.H. Ervin Gallery: Elisabeth Cummings Interior Landscapes

nsw 26 May 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
In a lifetime devoted to art making art Elisabeth Cummings is being celebrated with a retrospective exhibition that features a selection of sixty paintings, prints and  ceramics from her opus of the past fifty years.   After her love of painting  was first discovered in children’s art classes run by

Country Weekend: Port Macquarie District

nsw 13 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
House inspections: Saturday 14 October, 10am-12 noon and 2pm-4 pm, Sunday 15 October, 9.30am-1pm Sydney–Port Macquarie coach tour: Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October   SATURDAY 14 October, 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm   GRANTHAM, PORT MACQUARIE The 1892 property was built in the Georgian style using reused convict bricks dating

Looking at Architecture: Dawes Point Day

nsw 31 Oct 2017
This allowed government to compulsorily acquire property and replace it with modern wharves and associated development.  A similar ‘slum clearance’ program was thwarted by the community and Green Bans in 1960-70s.  We are privileged to visit 3 unique buildings constructed in the early 19th century, now finding new life with

Historic Garden Island Tour – SOLD OUT

nsw 6 Jul 2017
The Island was first used as a garden after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 then in 1859 was gazetted as a Naval Depot.   By 1890 the Victorian dockyard was joined to the mainland and by 1945 the Captain Cook graving dock was completed. The tour will operate

Looking at Architecture: Killara Day

nsw 12 Sep 2017
  In the centre of the Upper North Shore, Killara has benefited from minimal commercial and industrial development, having only one small area zoned for commercial use. This is on the west side of the railway station, where the National Trust Gift Shop, the car park and railway station are

Looking At Architecture: Potts Point Day

nsw 8 Aug 2017
To raise the tone of the city, Darling offered large grants on the Darlinghurst ridge to senior public servants and professional men, with strict condtiions that ensured the building of substantial houses in the popular villa style. These villas and their surrounding gardens gradually gave way to subdivision and terrace

Walk – Berghoffers Pass

nsw 1 Jul 2017
The walk is easy with a slight incline. In fact it was built because Mitchell’s Pass was too sleep for the motor vehicles which had just been invented. It winds around the mountain ending near the bottom of Mitchell’s Pass. Construction started in 1907 and the road was closed to

Tour of the Iconic Hydro Majestic and Lunch with the Gamekeeper

nsw 11 Oct 2017
Beginning as a health resort, the Hydro was visited by many well-known personalities, including Dame Nellie Melba and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; it was for a time a convalescent home for American servicemen; and, later developed a slightly “risqué” reputation. Recently restored with great care the Hydro has again become

How Lee Weller’s Murderer was Caught!

nsw 2 Sep 2017
During our walk (Grade:Easy) there will also be an opportunity to help us to identify local flora and fauna. A delicious morning tea will be served at the conclusion of the walk, when the end of the story will be revealed. Bookings are essential : Enid Schafer   02 47541244
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