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A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 1 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
With the shutters closed to keep out the summer heat, a traditional wintery wonderland will come to life as the darkened rooms and period furniture are lit by fairy lights.  Guided by the sound of traditional Christmas carols coming from the drawing room, enter the stairhall via our Christmas archway
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A Servant’s work is never done – school holidays at Old Government House

nsw 12 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
You are in charge of the kitchen today! Starting with what to serve, you will need to put together a menu for the evening. The Governor has provided you with a list of his favourite dishes. Select the ones you want, then practice your nineteenth-century flourishes as you copy your
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Canberra, the ever changing city: A private tour

nsw 17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
Spend four nights in Canberra; a very beautiful city with an ever-changing landscape. This is a wonderful opportunity to see Floriade, an annual flower and entertainment festival in Commonwealth Park featuring extensive displays of flowering bulbs. Private tours are included, through historic Lanyon homestead, the restored 1850s homestead, with the
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First Light: the art of Peter Kingston

nsw 5 Dec 2020 - 14 Feb 2021
  This exhibition is in some respects based on an epiphany experienced by Sydney artist Peter Kingston (born 1943) following the death of his close friend and Lavender Bay neighbour Brett Whiteley in 1992. It seemed that at last Kingston was released from an enormous shadow of talent, skill and
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Lose yourself in Tasmania

nsw 12 Mar 2021 - 23 Mar 2021
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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Old Government House: Women of Distinction

nsw 31 Aug 2019 - 29 Nov 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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Ours in Trust: S.H.Ervin Gallery

nsw 3 Jul 2020 - 9 Aug 2020
  An exhibiiton focusing on the 19th & 20th century works, featuring artists including Conrad Martens, George Lambert, Jeffrey Smart, Margaret Preston, Portia Geach, Justin O’Brien, David Strachan and many more gems from the Gallery’s collection.
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Portia Geach Memorial Award 2020

nsw 14 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
  The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some
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Salon des Refusés 2020

nsw 26 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which
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Sri Lanka

nsw 1 Sep 2021
Learn more about Sri Lanka’s heritage and religion in the city of Kandy, home to the temple of the Tooth, visit tea plantations, the walled city of Galle with its Dutch-colonial influences and the fascinating rock temple of Sigiriya. Get to know the warm, friendly Sri Lankan people and explore
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Transportation Exhibition

nsw 1 Dec 2020 - 14 Feb 2021
Through a series of panels, Transportation tells the stories of individual convicts sent to Australia and the impact forced migration had upon their lives as well as the major impact convictism played in shaping Australian society.    More than 165,000 men, women and children were transported from Great Britain and
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