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A Georgian Soiree with Austen overtones

nsw 22 Feb 2020
Indulge your interest in all things Georgian with a twilight Soiree at Grossmann House with Austen Overtones on Saturday 22 February. The beautiful Georgian Glass exhibition will be at Grossmann House for a twilight viewing, followed by a performance in the Brough House garden of period dance in Jane Austen
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Australia Day at Old Government House

nsw 26 Jan 2020
Join Old Government House on the anniversary of the Rum Rebellion and discover more about what it was like to be the Governor in the nineteenth century. The team of friendly guides will give you a glimpse into the era through the surviving fabric of Australia’s oldest surviving public building
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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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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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Children’s Easter Trail

nsw 11 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
There will be a range of activities from hopping like an Easter bunny, to balancing an egg on a spoon, to spotting a shape or animal in the clouds.  Accompanying adults can get involved by marking off each challenge as it is completed or taking part themselves.  Who can win
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Devonshire Tea at Riversdale

nsw 19 Jan 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
Enjoy a summer Sunday under the trees at Riversdale and enjoy a homemade scone jam and cream, tour the house and gardens and visit the National Trust shop while you are there.     Tickets: National Trust members: Free General admission adults (entry plus tea): $10 Concession: $8 Family: $25
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First Light: the art of Peter Kingston

nsw 27 Mar 2020 - 3 May 2020
Kingston’s passion has been to document the great energy and character of Sydney Harbour, its moods and movement, the perpetual ebb and flow of the ferries, the human activity, and that great symbol of Sydney, the Opera House. ‘I have spent countless nights watching the moon reflect upon the water
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Flora of the Hunter

nsw 4 Apr 2020 - 17 May 2020
The Friends of Grossmann House are pleased to co-host with the Maitland Regional Museum Committee, the Flora of the Hunter exhibition at Brough House from Saturday April 4 and following weekends until May 31, 10.00am – 3.00pm at Brough House. The exhibition marks the launch of the newly published book
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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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HEADHUNT REVISITED at Retford

nsw 15 Feb 2020
  After four years, Caroline returned with a wealth of ethnographic detail including 25 oil paintings, more than 40 sketches, two published books, as well as numerous notes and ephemera. Her art is one of the first and only colour interpretations of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands during
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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 of 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 – 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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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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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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Lose yourself in Tasmania

nsw 25 Oct 2020 - 5 Nov 2020
Flying into Launceston and out of Hobart, ten days are spent exploring the state famous for its fine food and breathtaking landscapes. Launceston includes time spent in the Tamar Valley, together with the historic villages and homes of the Evandale and Longford area. The tour then heads west to the
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Margaret’s Gift

nsw 4 Jan 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
The S.H. Ervin Galley is presenting an exhibition to celebrate the generous legacy of Margaret Olley AC (1923-2011) who in the course of her lifetime and following her death donated hundreds of artworks to cultural institutions across the country. Curated by Renee Porter, the exhibition will gather over 70 works
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Memorys of Woodford – Marion Memory, Music Mistress and Muse

nsw 15 Feb 2020
“When, in the shimmering Australian moonlight six years ago little Flo Nightingale agreed to elope with the handsome young traveler in the soft-goods line, Arthur William Memory, she little dreamt that she would one day have to summon the beloved object for maintenance.”   This talk by local historian Kate
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Nature’s Creations: A textile experience

nsw 1 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Being at Everglades provided Erin with the opportunity to be inspired by the Blue Mountains and its majestic scenery. Everglades and its beautiful surrounds have been the inspiration for many of her artworks, including the Glades, waterfall, blue bell walk and a variety of trees and flowers throughout the gardens.
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NSW Seniors’ Festival Morning Tea

nsw 20 Feb 2020
Celebrate the 2020 NSW Seniors’ Festival by enjoying morning tea in Miss Traill’s beautiful garden which features two 1845 pear trees. Hear about this wonderful property which was built in 1845 and step back in time and walk-through Miss Traill’s home; you will see antique furniture, paintings, horse memorabilia and
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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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Our military aviation heritage

nsw 27 Feb 2020
National Trust Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch presents:   OUR  MILITARY AVIATION HERITAGE   Explore selected artefacts of Australian MILITARY aircraft heritage as follows:   * A flying de Havilland Tiger Moth – built at Bankstown in the 1930’s and the rugged biplane trainer on which all RAAF pilots trained up to
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