Welcome to my Curtilage

nsw 17 Jun 2017
‘Welcome to my Curtilage’ is a collaborative performance / installation by puppeteer Kathy Driscoll & visual artist Jane Theau. Curtilage is a legal term used to define the space around a site which contributes to its historical significance. The work plays with the ideas of time and memories. Where are
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Historic Garden Island Tour

nsw 18 May 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
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Having a Voice: The Saumarez Story

nsw 30 Apr 2017
Having a Voice: The Saumarez Story Sunday 30th April 2017 9.30am to 3.30pm This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2017 Our speakers will use the diaries, photos, letters and family possessions to tell the story of Saumarez and its people at work, social, cultural and sporting events.
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Vintage Bazaar

nsw 8 Apr 2017
All manner of treasures to trove. Unique and beautiful cards, lovely linens and napiery, hats and fabric. Plus the National Trust’s own Old Fashioned Cakes, goodies, books and plants. Gourmet hotdogs and our famous Devonshire Teas.   Enquiries Sue 02 4272 9613 or nt_isb@nationaltrust.com.au
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Cavalcade of History and Fashion Parade

nsw 30 Apr 2017
The Cavalcade of History & Fashion will take you on a nostalgic journey of the ‘Baby Boomers’ years from 1945 to 1975. The parade will start with a post WWII wedding and onto the glamorous 1950s and a visit to the Royal Easter Show when the country comes to the
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Heritage Dinner: A Shared Table

nsw 22 Apr 2017
Pre- dinner drinks will be served in the drawing room. Service is provided by our butler, Mr Fopp and a footman in period dress. Meet and enjoy dinner with others with a love of heritage.   Limited to 12 guests. Cost: $175 Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm For further information please
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If These Walls Could Speak

nsw 1 Apr 2017
Curated by Susan Cochrane ‘If These Walls Could Speak’ is a thematic exhibition inspired by the architecture, landscape, real and imagined personalities, history and heritage of Woodford Academy – the Blue Mountains oldest building. The exhibition will feature works by select Blue Mountains Artist’s Network (BMAN) artists and poets displayed
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Everglades : Resurrect

nsw 8 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
The artists’ subjects, materials and overall mood dovetail, as does the underlying notion of creating art that breathes life into things that are sometimes overlooked. RESURRECT evokes a sense of endurance and renewal of what is often dismissed as transitory, quickly passed by, or forgotten.   JAN MELVILLE – Tales of
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Everglades: Easter Sunday Funday

nsw 16 Apr 2017
Live entertainment and old fashioned games for the kids. Magical face painting. Easter hat parade (BYO or make on the day) Cost: NT members free, $10 Children, $5 adult, $25 family (2 Ad, 2 Ch – $5 extra child). Present an Aldi docket and recieve ONE FREE ENTRY for one adult*
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Harpers Mansion : Twilight Talks – Voices from the Past

nsw 22 Apr 2017
In her biography Scholarly Scoundrel, Jan Worthington delves into the life of emancipist Laurence Hynes Halloran, fraudster, murderer bigamist, dreamer and first headmaster of Sydney Grammar School. Was he really a bad lot or a man before his times, and what was his legacy? And did he know Edward Charles
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Riversdale Photographic Competition and Exhibition

nsw 5 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
Now in its third year. Entries close Sunday 26th February 2017. Entry forms available on application to Dawn Giles 02 4821 4741 or riversdale@nationaltrust.com.au $5 entry fee to competition. Winners to be announced on Friday 3rd March.    
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Scottish Isles and Highlands

nsw 2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Here we board a traditional wooden fishing boat lovingly converted to combine romance with luxury which takes us to the Hebrides and Isle of Mull one of the most unspoilt and beautiful natural environments in the world. Tour Leader: Lorraine Collins – 0439 947479 Expressions of interest –  David Smith,
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Piedmont, Italy Tour: The Home of Slow Food

nsw 21 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
This scenic region of Italy is enclosed on three sides by the European Alps, its Italian name, Piermonte, meaning foot of the mountain from where it spreads out into the fertile plains of the Po River Valley. Tour Leader: Jill Bunning 0439 321 164 Expressions of Interest : David Smith,
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Norfolk Island Tour

nsw 16 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
Discovered by Captain James Cook in 1774, it was settled by Captain Arthur Phillip two months after settling Sydney and Parramatta. It was twice used as a penal colony and became known for its harsh treatment of its convicts. Queen Victoria allowed the descendents of the Bounty Mutineers to relocate
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Parramatta Lecture Series: In An Evil Hour: Lachlan Macquarie & the Year 1816

nsw 18 Nov 2017
Robin Walsh will explore the major personal and professional challenges Macquarie faced to his authority as governor of NSW: including clashes with the senior officers of the military garrison, and the disintegration of longstanding friendships, as well as severe illness. The year 1816 would become the pivotal year of his
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Parramatta Lecture Series : Old Government House; Where the big decisions were made

nsw 23 Sep 2017
A key focus will be the impact of the Governors’ decisions and how each in turn helped create the values, institutions, and style of governance appreciated by Australians today, including the judicial system; land policy; Aboriginal relations; constitutional development; immigration; class and class relations and the emergence of a fair
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Historic Garden Island Tour – NOW SOLD OUT

nsw 11 May 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
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NSW Parliament House and Government House Tour

nsw 19 May 2017
Hear their stories and history from knowledgeable and passionate guides.   See the ‘bear pit” where robust debate takes place and the secret foundations of the original Rum Hospital.   A short walk down Macquarie Street to Government House where the grandeur of the building and situation on the harbour will sweep
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Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

nsw 14 Jun 2017
The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is the first building in Australia designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. It is a key element of the $1 billion redevelopment of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) City Campus and will provide teaching, learning, research and office
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Ghost Night at Old Government House

nsw 17 Feb 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
This long-running tour never ceases to intrigue and amaze. As you wander through the candlelit corridors and rooms of this 216 year-old residence: sense the presences of Australia’s first governors, their families, the military, the convicts who worked the Domain – and the native owners of the lands. Shiver as
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Sunday Tea at the Cottage

nsw 12 Feb 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
Enjoy afternoon tea on the verandah and a tour of Experiment Farm Cottage. Delectable foods include scones, jam and cream, selection of dainty sandwiches, mini quiches and a variety of small cakes and slices.
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