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Enquiring Minds: exploration and discovery in colonial New South Wales

nsw 27 Feb 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
  This exhibition is on display from 27 February – 28 November 2021, Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3:30pm) except public holidays.   As a government residence, Old Government House was at the centre of these discoveries. When Governor King arrived in 1800, he brought with him
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Between friends Margaret Coen and Norman Lindsay: Letters and Art

nsw 1 Apr 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
This exhibition is open Thursday – Sunday (10am – 4pm) Thursday 1 April – Sunday 25 July 2021. The letters were selected from an extensive correspondence between the two that is held in the State Library of New South Wales. Initially lovers, Coen and Lindsay remained close friends for almost
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Our Aviation Heritage – Attack Aircraft

nsw 24 Jun 2021
National Trust Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch and HARS Aviation Museum presents: ATTACK AIRCRAFT AVIATION HERITAGE With a senior HARS member as your guide, explore selected artefacts of Australian military aviation heritage, including: * A flying de Havilland Tiger Moth – built at Bankstown in the 1930’s and the rugged biplane trainer
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Enquiring Minds – Curator’s Talk

nsw 25 Mar 2021
Find out how Governor Brisbane’s star catalogue was created at the Parramatta Observatory over four years by his astronomers Charles Rumker and James Dunlop, using instruments featured in the exhibition. Learn more about the explorations of John Oxley and Allan Cunningham when they ventured west beyond the Blue Mountains and
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Reconciliation NSW School Art Exhibition

nsw 26 Jun 2021 - 22 Aug 2021
The Friends of Grossmann House are proud to be hosting the School’s Art Exhibition from Reconciliation NSW which is the result of the Schools’ Reconciliation Challenge from 2019. After the wonderful exhibition held in 2019, and the cancellations of 2020, we look forward to this superb exhibition again where our
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Riddle Collectors Challenge for Children

nsw 26 Jun 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
Can you unpick all of the clues, solve the riddles and collect all the items? A riddle sheet and bag to hold the collected items will be provided for the activity and can be taken home as a memento of your visit. An answer sheet can be provided for the
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The Doctor Will See You Now – Travelling Exhibition

nsw 12 Jun 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
Travelling throughout New South Wales, The Doctor Will See You Now delves into the histories of six National Trust properties, exploring each site’s association with health and medicine. The intertwining stories from Experiment Farm Cottage, Everglades House and Gardens, Miss Porter’s House, Dundullimal, Saumarez Homestead and Miss Traill’s House and
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Motorlife Museum Tour

nsw 15 Apr 2021 - 23 Sep 2021
The considerable changes in technology, developed alongside the motor vehicle from 1880 – has changed the way we live. The museum proudly embraces this technology and provides a showcase of many of these items alongside the vehicles of the period! The museum hosts 4000 sq. m of display area and
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The Porter’s in Newcastle’s West End

nsw 11 Jul 2021
Enjoy a journey back in time at Miss Porter’s House Museum. In 1910 Herbert Porter, a local carrier and grocer’s son, brought his new bride to what is now Miss Porter’s House. After Herbert’s untimely death in 1919, Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel lived in the house
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Ghost Night at Old Government House, Parramatta

nsw 16 Jul 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
As the weather cools it is time to book your tickets for our ever-popular ghost night at Old Government House, Parramatta. These tours have run for many years and guests always enjoy the tours. Tour this Georgian house by candlelight. Imagine the people who once walked these halls. Hear stories
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Art at the Academy: Yvette Hamilton

nsw 17 Jul 2021
  Using photographic and archival resources, Yvette Hamilton delves into the history of Alfred Fairfax’s role in the observations of the Transit of Venus at Woodford Academy in 1874. Yvette explores the significance and value of the light-pollution-free ‘dark skies’ of the Blue Mountains region, which links the past to
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Carisbrook House Tour

nsw 27 Jul 2021
  Attendees of this event are invited to inspect the single-storey sandstone house and its fine collection of period furnishings and appliances. The house and garden provides a unique glimpse into how middle class Victorian Aussies lived on the North Shore before electricity and plumbing was introduced. The verandahs feature
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Southern Highlands Country Garden Week-end – From Exeter to Bowral

nsw 15 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
This Garden Week-end replaces the normal “Looking at Architecture Program” due to uncertainty following the pandemic. National Trust Visitors can enjoy an optional game of Golf on the Friday afternoon and a casual dinner at the Golf Club. There will be 8 private Gardens to be visited, four of which
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