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Looking at Architecture – Mosman 10 March

nsw 10 Mar 2020
In 1789 in a quiet cove on the north shore of Port Jackson, H.M.S. Sirius was careened to make repairs to the Flag Ship of the 1st Fleet. Later, in 1831 Archibald Mosman, a whaler commenced his operations in Great Sirius Cove and built a permanent house for himself. The
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Georgian Glass at Grossman House

nsw 9 Feb 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
What a fitting way to start 2020 at Grossmann House as they host the Georgian Glass Exhibition which has been touring the National Trust (NSW) properties. Georgian Glass: Colonial Style features items dating from 1700 – 1840, including candlesticks, serving ware, wine glasses, rummer glasses, decanters and jugs.   National Trust
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Looking at Architecture – Braidwood Weekend 2 & 3 May

nsw 2 May 2020 - 3 May 2020
The historic town of Braidwood is located just 85kms south east of Goulburn and is listed on the Register of the National Estate and the NSW State Heritage Register. Largely unchanged since colonial days the area was originally settled in the 1830s. Aboriginals called the district “Wigwigly” meaning ”plenty of
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It’s in our hands to make a difference

nsw 7 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
In 2003 Matthew Willman’s 18 month documentary on Robben Island caught the eye o the Nelson Mandela Foundation. With the approval of Mr Mandela himself Willman began an incredible journey as a commissioned photographer to the Nelson Mandela FOundation. This afforded Willman many incredibly intimate moments over the years with
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Looking at Architecture – Glebe 7 April

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. The Trustees of the Toxteth Park Estate stipulated that they would have the right to select the type of houses suitable for the estate to
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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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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 another of our National Trust properties. During your trip don’t forget to visit
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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 Exhibition.
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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
Drawing upon its time as a boarding house in the later nineteenth century, this event will capture a time when Old Government House became a temporary home for new residents celebrating their first Christmas in the antipodes. There will be a Christmas tree in the stair hall and holly in
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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 9 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 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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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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Brett ‘Mon’ Garling Exhibition

nsw 2 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
Garling’s first exhibition at Dundullimal Homestead was greatly admired and attracted many visitors. Renowned for his landscape paintings of rural NSW, and his large scale bronze sculptures, Brett Mon Garling is an award-winning artist influenced by childhood experiences in Lightning Ridge, Narrabri and Dubbo. The collection of works on display
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Retford Park House Tours – 1 & 2 February

nsw 1 Sep 2019 - 2 Feb 2020
James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia
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The Artist’s Salon – A Series of Creative Interludes

nsw 28 Jun 2019 - 5 Oct 2020
Over the next few months, the Friends of Norman Lindsay Gallery and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum will present a series of creative events, which kicked off in July with an evening to honour Rose Lindsay, Norman’s wife and model. Details of upcoming events can be found below:    
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