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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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Colours of Christmas

sa 17 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
  Have a leisurely browse through 10 rooms of the heritage building filled with gorgeous traditional Christmas decorations –  in all colours! Enjoy a cuppa and Christmas treat in our tea room. Discover unique hand-made gifts in our stocked shop. Surrounded in a beautiful garden setting take time to wander
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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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Spring Art Workshop at Stangate

sa 21 Oct 2021 - 18 Nov 2021
It’s spring in Aldgate, come and be inspired by the beautiful gardens at Stangate House. No need to travel when you have a slice of England in your backyard! Join local artist Zinia King for a morning filled with lovely company, art and lots of tea in gorgeous natural environment.
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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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No Time To Spare Photographic Exhibition

nsw 27 Nov 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
In 1962, conservationist and council member of the National Trust (NSW), Dame Helen Frances Blaxland (1907-1989) initiated an exhibition of Max Dupain photographs of early public buildings and houses of Australia. Then, as now, there was “NO TIME TO SPARE” for our heritage. As the Trust prepares to mark the
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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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Open Days at Stangate Garden

sa 24 Jan 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Discover Stangate Garden, one of the Hill’s best kept secrets. Bring along provisions for a picnic and spend the day enjoying the tranquil garden setting. The garden was designed by Elsie Cornish, a renowned garden designer who landscaped with a unique sense of colour and composition. Home to one of
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Rippon Lea Wedding Open Day

vic 28 Nov 2021
See Rippon Lea Estate and gardens all dressed up for your special day
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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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Members only Viewing – A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 3 Dec 2021
Experience the house as you have never seen it before, dressed in Victorian-style Christmas splendour. 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 candlelight. Guided by the sound of traditional
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A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 4 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
  Come and celebrate with us as we dress Old Government House in Victorian-style splendour to celebrate Christmas! Experience this historic house decked in traditional ornaments, featuring festive Christmas greenery, a walkway adorned with paper snowflakes, and a beautifully decorated tree gracing the stairhall. With the shutters closed to keep
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Reimagined – In a Fresh Light

nsw 5 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
This exhibition is by a group of four printmakers Rebecca Baird, Annie Day, Jan Melville and Liz Perfect who present their impressions of what is remarkable about life in the Blue Mountains in 2021. A huge period of change has taken place during the pandemic and since the immense bush
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Christmas Styling Masterclass

nsw 7 Dec 2021
Coty Farquhar, creative director/stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia presents an exclusive full day Christmas styling masterclass to be held in the historic home and stunning surrounds of Retford Park in Bowral. This special day starts with a tour of the house that has been decorated by Coty for
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Alfresco afternoons at Retford Park

nsw 9 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021
This special series of alfresco afternoons are available on the following dates: Thursday 9 December, 4pm – 7pm Friday 10 December, 4pm – 7pm Thursday 16 December, 4pm – 7pm Friday 17 December, 4pm – 7pm   Alfresco Afternoons at Retford Park are a special way to have pre-Christmas catch
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Christmas with The Porter’s

nsw 12 Dec 2021
Go back one hundred years and what would children want for Christmas? A doll, a tin toy, a tiny tea set or that once-a-year publication, a Christmas Annual. All of these are on display at Miss Porter’s House Museum together with an extensive collection of Edwardian Christmas postcards Postcards were
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Scenes from the interior

nsw 1 Jan 2022 - 7 Mar 2022
Australian artist, David Ryrie exhibits selected works from a body of work he made during 2020 of the old Dairy at Retford Park prior to its transformation into Ngununggula, the Southern Highlands Regional Art Gallery. These selected works are the result of many hours spent over several months watching the
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Life Drawing Summer School

nsw 7 Jan 2022 - 9 Jan 2022
Let your creativity reign in an intimate three-day life drawing workshop lead by professional artist and drawing tutor Anthony Cahill at the iconic Norman Lindsay Gallery in the Blue Mountains. Anthony holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts and lectures in drawing and painting at the National Art School in
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Leura Shakespeare Festival

nsw 8 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
“Find tongues in trees and good in everything!” – Will Shakespeare.   The Leura Shakespeare Festival is back in January 2022! Sport for Jove is thrilled to be staging it’s 13th annual season at the stunning Everglades Gardens from 8 – 23 January 2022, with the performance program to be
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