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Visit to Hartley Village – Courthouse and River walk

nsw 18 Apr 2020
Step back in time within the historic village of Hartley and set into the western edge of the beautiful Blue Mountains. The lovely sandstone buildings here preserve an important piece of history – the settlement of inland Australia. Seventeen buildings tell the story of the village, from the 1837 Greek
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Cumberland Experience V – Windsor: Sydney’s third British settlement

nsw 25 Mar 2020 - 1 Apr 2020
This tour, led by expert Hawkesbury locals Graham Edds (Heritage Architect) and his wife Carol (Heritage Consultant) will visit: Francis Greenway’s St Matthew’s Anglican Church (foundation stone laid by Governor Macquarie in 1817) and graveyard; Windsor Museum, North Street Houses (1840s); the site of the original Government House; Thompson Square;
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Lennox Bridge and Glenbrook area walk

nsw 21 Mar 2020
At Marge’s Lookout, we will have a short break and enjoy views over the Penrith Lakes Scheme and plains beyond. We then proceed down to the Lennox Bridge, the oldest surviving bridge on mainland Australia. Then we proceed up another track past the quarry from which the stone came to
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Ghost Tours at Old Government House

nsw 20 Mar 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
The Friends of Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage invite you to join us as we explore Old Government House by candlelight. Explore the Georgian house which was once to the home of many of our early governors and their servants. Hear from our guides the mysterious stories co9llected
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Parramatta Regional General Meeting

nsw 8 Feb 2020
Haunted Theatres and Ghostly Tales Join us for an afternoon of spooky fun and grisly tales as Les Tod OAM relates stories of haunted theatres and their ghostly residents, of murder most foul, screams in the night, dark seances and ghostly apparitions. Was there really a Phantom of the Opera?
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Sunday Tea at the Cottage

nsw 9 Feb 2020 - 8 Mar 2020
Sunday Tea at the Cottage 9 February: Enjoy delicious afternoon tea of sandwiches, small sweet delights, scones and jam and cream on the veranda of Experiment Farm Cottage. What a great way to catch up with old friends or to celebrate a special occasion.   Sunday Tea at the Cottage
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Pictures from the past

nsw 12 Apr 2020
Where did Florence Porter hang the washing to dry? This pre-1919 photograph of her husband Herbert in their Newcastle West backyard helped the volunteers at Miss Porter’s House Museum to solve the mystery. See this and other PICTURES FROM THE PAST in the museum’s monthly display. A picture really is
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Homemade by The Porters: arts, crafts and needlework

nsw 8 Mar 2020
See homemade clothing and textiles 1910-1997 made by Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel. On display are clothing and accessories plus exquisite crochet, lace and embroidered household linens. Marvel at the making and mending of yesteryear. Visitors will also see some of the certificates won by the Porter
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Miss Porter’s Everyday Objects Exhibition

nsw 9 Feb 2020
Take a look around your home and you’ll find that we surround ourselves with everyday objects. From mobile phones to toasters and hair products these possessions tell a story reflecting our culture, time, economic status, work, leisure and taste. They reflect what’s important to us. The Everyday Objects in the
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Hartnell of Melbourne Retrospective at Como House

vic 8 Mar 2020
Head designer from Brain Samuel will discuss intimate and fascinating details with fashion historian Tom McEnvoy, reviving Melbourne’s heady post war fashion circuit. The exhibition will be an interactive storytelling journey through the highs and lows of this once loved fashion house. Models will bring the garments to life, dress
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Reading the Loved Land by Dr Bruce Baskerville

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Exploring Legacies in Western Australia’s National Trust Estate ‘Reading the loved land’. It’s an evocative phrase penned by Western Australia’s unofficial poet laureate Randolph Stow in 1966. It speaks to the heart of all who love country, who sense a spirit of place, who surrender to the genius loci. It
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2020 Prelude Residencies for four multi-genre Australian composers

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Sydney Australia 22 January 2020: Bundanon Trust is excited to announce the four Australian composers awarded the Prelude residencies in 2020. Prelude is a national network of long-term residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and providing time and space for the creation of new work. In 2020 the
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Sri Lanka

nsw 14 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020
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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Jazz in the Garden

nsw 29 Feb 2020
Iconic jazz band Galapagos Duck will again feature in this annual picnic event which brings world-class musicians to the grounds of Norman Lindsay’s home and Gallery. This celebration of Norman’s birthday captures the true essence of jazz. If you remember ‘The Duck’ from the 70s or the Chalet, or the
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Goyder’s Day Commemoration 2020

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Goyder’s Day South Australia’s Surveyor-General, George Woodroffe Goyder, arrived in Port Darwin on 5th February 1869 with a team of 135 men to survey land for a settlement. His ship Moonta dropped anchor in the harbour that afternoon and Goyder with a small party rowed ashore in a small boat
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Country Connections

nsw 8 Feb 2020 - 4 Apr 2020
Curation by Milena Sallustio, Dubbo artist. There are 18 participating artists, they include: Shanli Alizadeh Rae Ayling Kerri Capill Susan Carter Michael Dunn Sandra Gaffney Alleyne Graham Pauline Griffiths Margaret McColl Noni Nixon Sally Noble Gill Pedrana Noelene Rawson Felicity Rostron Dianne Saunders Judy Shalhoub Rhonda Vang Stuart Vorias  
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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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Expression of Interest

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  2020 Darwin Heritage Festival Coordinator Great opportunity to deliver the 2020 Darwin Heritage Festival Festival is between 18 April and 19 May 2020 Festival theme is ‘Our Heritage for the Future’ Unleash your creativity, exercise your people and organisational skills, become a part-time festival coordinator. The National Trust (NT)
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Alice Springs Heritage Festival 2020

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The National Trust McDouall Stuart Branch is now inviting expressions of interest from organisations, groups and individuals to participate in the Festival.  Participants can relate their events to the festival theme and this will contribute to making the 2020 festival a celebration of the diversity of cultures that reflects Central Australia as a special and unique community.
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Victorian Bushfires

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is deeply saddened by the significant loss of life and impact to our natural and cultural heritage during this time of crisis, and continues to monitor the bushfire activity in the State.   We are fortunate that no National Trust properties have been lost or damaged at this
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