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Enquiring Minds: exploration and discovery in colonial New South Wales

nsw 27 Feb 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Enquiring Minds is an exhibition which will delve into the eighteenth and nineteenth century voyages of discovery which combined the exploration of the great southern land with scientific advances in navigation, astronomy, mapping, and botanical collecting.
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In the Picture: Childrens’ Book Illustrators 

nsw 16 Sep 2021 - 30 Jan 2022
Norman Lindsay Gallery is open Thursday – Monday, 10am – 4pm. This exhibition is on from 16 September – 30 January 2022.   Explore this splendid exhibition featuring a selection of works by contemporary children’s book illustrators alongside classic children’s illustrations by Norman Lindsay, Pixie O’Harris, Ruby Lind and Percy
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x pollination

nsw 16 Oct 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
This exhibition is available to view in the grounds of Retford Park between 16 October 2021 and 3 January 2022, Fridays – Mondays, 10am – 4pm. Photo credit: Secret Garden, Mixed Media, Slavica Zivkovic, 2021. In its simplest meaning, x pollination is the joining together of two different things: genetic
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The Spectacles – live at Norman Lindsay Gallery

nsw 13 Nov 2021
Held in the gardens of Norman Lindsay Gallery, local band The Spectacles will give you an evening to remember with a fun repertoire of rock, pop and soul faves that will get you up and grooving in the grounds of our wonderful gallery. Bring a picnic, deck chair and all
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Harvest to Heritage: Armidale Farmers Market at Saumarez Homestead

nsw 14 Mar 2021 - 13 Mar 2022
  After a winter hiatus, Saumarez Homestead is thrilled to soon throw open the gate, serving Armidale and the local area a mouth-watering selection of up to 30 stalls of fresh produce from local farmers, plant products plus some speciality food producers of the New England and Coffs Coast region.
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Harper’s in Bloom 2021 – Cancelled

nsw 14 Nov 2021
*Update* Harper’s in Bloom has been cancelled for 2021. Those who still wish to visit our charming colonial Georgian house, strolling garden, maze and heritage roses are encouraged to book a general admission ticket to make the most of the sensational seasonal blooms on offer.   Visitors are welcome to
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Recycling 1940s style

nsw 14 Nov 2021
Miss Porter’s House was built by Ella and Hazel’s father in 1909 and is a freestanding Edwardian terrace containing the possessions of the Porter family. Visit and re-live sustainability as practised in the early twentieth century. Ella and Hazel Porter were not rich. Their father, the breadwinner, died in 1919
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Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair

nsw 18 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021
The Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair 2021 is from Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 November 2021, 10am – 1.00pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair Now in its 19th Year, the Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair is run by the NSW National Trust Women’s Committee, with many usual and new
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Enquiring Minds Curator’s Talk – Thursday 25 November 2021

nsw 22 Apr 2021 - 25 Nov 2021
COVID-19 UPDATE: Following NSW Government stay at home orders, this event is not confirmed until restrictions have been lifted.    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.
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Vienna Cottage 25th Annual Christmas Boutique

nsw 26 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Millbrook Estate Boutique Winery and Distillery from the Hunters Valley will be presenting free tasting of their hand-picked table wines and their range of special liqueurs including lemoncella. Crooked Creek will again be displaying their authentic English Xmas puddings, prune and Armagnac cakes, chocolate Florentines and great value hampers. A
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Christmas at Retford Park

nsw 27 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
  For the Christmas period, the downstairs interiors of Retford Park house will be beautifully decorated and styled by Coty Farquhar, creative director/stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia. The house is accessible via guided tour on weekends, and as part of our special ‘Alfresco Afternoon’ events between 27 November
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National Trust (NSW) Annual General Meeting 2021

nsw 27 Nov 2021
  National Trust (NSW) members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Members will hear the President’s report on the last 12 months and the 2021 Board of Directors election results. Recipients of the National Trust Honours Awards for 2021 will be announced, but not presented at the
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Mayfield Heritage Walk

nsw 28 Nov 2021
Known as the “Toorak of Newcastle” in the 1880-90s, Mayfield will be the site of a Heritage Walk organised by the Friends of Grossmann House, on Sunday November 28. Commencing on the corner of Regent and Hanbury Streets, Mayfield, our knowledgeable guide Wayne Campbell will take us through some of
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