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 unique buildings constructed in the early 19th century, now finding new life with dedicated

Historic Garden Island Tour

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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Mudgee Getaway

nsw 7 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
A full programme has been arranged, highlighted by a visit to the historic NT property Dundullimal – Dubbo’s Hidden Gem (see the Autumn edition of NT “Trust” magazine for details) and other local museums, together with a winery (a must at Mudgee!) and other attractions.   Cosy B&B accommodation has

Halloween Ghost Night at Old Government House

nsw 31 Oct 2017
As you wander through the candlelit corridors and rooms of this 217 year old residence, sense the presence of Australia’s first governors, their families, the military, the convicts who worked the Domain – and the native owners of the lands. Shiver as you visit the sites of former ghostly encounters
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Wunderkammer – The Cabinet of Wonders

nsw 10 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
The Wunderkammer exhibition of ethically-sourced taxidermied animals by artist Rod McRae will be displayed at the Leura landmark from 10 June to 27 August (11 am to 3 pm), with one of the exhibits to be displayed at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath. Wunderkammer, which means ‘closet of

Miss Traill’s House & Garden: A Traditional Night before Christmas

nsw 19 Dec 2017
Now in its 25th year, this event is guaranteed to put you in the festive mood! Once again this year the Carillon Show Band will lead the crowd in stirring renditions of our best loved Christmas carols. Whilst the entertainment will be in the award winning garden and adjoining Horse

Vienna Cottage: Annual Heritage Lecture

nsw 13 Aug 2017
Lecture: Broken Hill; Australia’s First Heritage Listed City Speaker: Hon Acting Justice Simon Molesworth AO QC Land and Environment Court of NSW In January 2015 Broken Hill was listed on the National Heritage register in recognition of it being the birthplace of the worlds two largest mining conglomerates; the place

A Winter Stroll through Everglades Gardens and Luncheon

nsw 19 Aug 2017
This is a wonderful opportunity to see the structure and design of the garden which is hidden in summer when all the trees are in leaf. The stunning dry stone walls can be clearly seen, view of the Blue Mountains Heritage area are there to delight and enjoy some of

Miss Traill’s House & Garden: Bathurst Garden Spring Spectacular

nsw 28 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Over the weekend of the 28 and 29 October 2017 About 10 gardens will be open, centered on Miss Traill’s House and Garden. Visit Miss Traill’s garden and gift stalls, enjoy a BBQ with steak and sausage sandwiches, chicken kebabs, sandwiches cakes, slices, tea/coffee, soft drinks. Sit under the large
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Harper’s Mansion: Garden and Plant Fair

nsw 29 Oct 2017
Stalls include specialist plants suppliers, gardening equipment, furniture and decorative items. Guest speakers will again enthrall the keen gardener. Sausage sizzle, Devonshire Teas and fun for the children in the Maze make this a wonderful family event. Entry $5 Enquiries Sue Maude (02) 48615753          

Everglades: Bustle to Bias Brides – 1880-1940

nsw 16 Sep 2017
The talk focuses on the period between 1880 and 1940. These 60 years saw enormous changes in fashions which is reflected in the wedding gowns of their day. This is an opportunity to examine historical gowns and accessories as they are carried through the audience, as well as hearing snippets from

Woodford Academy ‘Friday 13th’ Ghost Tour

nsw 13 Oct 2017
Recently featured in the new series Haunting Australia, the Woodford Academy is renowned for its supernatural activity.  Get your ghostly chills and thrills with an intimate 1 hour behind the scenes tour of the Blue Mountains’ oldest building on Friday the 13th October. Hear the stories of those who once
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