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Inside This edition of the New South Wales National Trust Magazine is full of great features to read and a vast array of events, exhibitions and activities for Members and heritage lovers to enjoy from January to April 2020.


Tribute From the Board of Directors


From the CEO Debbie Mills




Member Moments Everglades for Everyone

Protect Fire and Water


Conserve 8 Open Doors for Fifty Years at Old Government House Reflect Natural Origins


Calendar More than forty events celebrating heritage


Horizon 22 Find out what’s coming up in the next edition of the New South Wales National Trust Magazine


Hell This is the title of the image captured by north coast photographer, Martin von Stoll. The photograph conveys the intensity of the November 2019 bushfires that impacted the north coast, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Sydney’s Upper North Shore. The bushfires took lives, incinerated native wildlife, razed homes and towns to the ground. Read more on page 6.

National Trust (NSW) Observatory Hill, Millers Point, Sydney 2000 GPO Box 518, Sydney 2001 Telephone: (02) 9258 0123 Fax: (02) 9251 1110 President: Mr Neil Wykes OAM CEO: Debbie Mills Editor: Angela le Sueur Designer: Monogram Partners Editorial Committee: Debbie Mills, Nicole Crabb, Graham Quint, Gaetano Sanacore, Richard Silink, Soma Somavarman, Lyndal Stuart, Anne Weinman. The New South Wales National Trust Magazine is published by the National Trust of Australia (New South Wales). Published articles reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily reflective of the views of the National Trust. This magazine is printed by Enviropress, a division of Bright Print Group, on paper that is independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), carbon neutral and made with 100% recycled post-consumer waste in a chlorinefree environment.


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On 12 November 2019, the National Trust (NSW) lost one of its most devoted Members. He was a volunteer for the National Trust. He was our President and a great leader. Brian Powyer will never be forgotten and we pay tribute to him here. Born in Bathurst in 1948, Brian Powyer worked tirelessly as an educator with a passion for sharing knowledge and as an advocate for the protection and conservation of Australia’s natural environment, Indigenous heritage, and our built and cultural heritage. He loved history and the interpretation of stories that have shaped places and communities. Brian Powyer was elected President of the National Trust (NSW) in 2017, having previously served as Deputy President. He was Chairman and, before that, Treasurer of the Parramatta Branch and Chair of the Education Committee. He was also the President of the Australian Council of National Trusts from 2017. Brian was a visionary and wanted to ensure the progress, continued relevance and importance of the National Trust for future generations. In parallel to his leadership roles, Brian was a volunteer guide at Old Government House dressed in full colonial regalia, channelling his inner Governor. Visitors would delight to discover that their animated guide was the President of the Trust. That was Brian. He was a man of the people. He was one of the great voices devoted to celebrating and protecting his beloved city of Parramatta through the City of Parramatta Council Heritage Advisory Committee, Parramatta & District Historical Society and various bushland conservation organisations. He was an important voice in the Save the Roxy campaign. He was a diehard Eels supporter. He was known, respected and warmly received across the state and attended as many events as he could possibly get to. Brian was always an optimist with a ‘glass half full’ approach to life and work, and this outlook was infectious to all who met him.

In the weeks following his death the National Trust was overwhelmed with messages from people sharing their fondness for Brian. Recurring themes were his values, his commitment, authenticity, warmth, enthusiasm, optimism, humour and generosity. We have shared everyone’s thoughts and messages with Brian’s wife, Lorenza, his two children and grandchildren. We will miss him and he will never be forgotten.

Vale Brian Powyer (1948 – 2019)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: ELECTION RESULTS In accordance with The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) Act 1990, our Members are invited to elect six Board Directors annually. Our Board of Directors for 2020 is as follows:

Mr Neil Wykes OAM, President and Treasurer Ms Susan Hunt, Deputy President Mr Noel Burgess (continuing) The Hon Garry Downes AM (elected) Ms Meredith Hutton (elected) Ms Fenella Kernebone (continuing) Dr Clive Lucas OBE (elected) Ms Caroline Mackaness (elected) Mr Keith Parsons (elected) Ms Kathryn Pitkin AM (elected) Mr John Richardson (continuing) Mr Ian Stephenson (continuing) Ms Debbie Mills, Chief Executive Officer (appointed)

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From the Chief Executive Officer BY DEBBIE MILLS

Dear Members, It is the year 2020. Can you believe it? It really does sound like the future. We are so excited to be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Trust in New South Wales this year. Accompanying this edition of the New South Wales National Trust Magazine is a lift-out, providing you with just a glimpse of the fantastic events we have planned at our properties and across various regions of the state. Milestones like these allow us to reflect, acknowledge and appreciate the people, places and events which have woven the intricate tapestry of our history as an organisation. Significant moments in time like this also mean we can consider our vision, look forward, evolve and adapt as heritage and stories always do. This year also marks the commencement of our work to realise our Strategic Plan for 2020 – 2024. A part of our plan is to realise a ‘big picture’ advocacy strategy. The National Trust (NSW) is a movement – embraced and driven by our dedicated Members throughout the state – and we recognise that. You will note here on this page that we reflect on The Globe Theatre in the centre of Sydney,

which – amongst its many stories – was the site of the National Trust’s first meetings. We are strongly voicing our opposition to its demolition. As we reflect on 75 years of history, we recall in this edition of our magazine the ‘natural origins’ of the National Trust (NSW) and pay homage to some of our founding Members. Protecting our natural heritage has never been as important as it is now – especially in light of the bushfires that ravaged New South Wales and Queensland in recent months. You can read more about this on page 6 and 10. To hear more about climate change and the impact on heritage, we invite you to our Trust Talks this year and will continue to share the news of our Advocacy efforts in future editions of this magazine and via our eNews. I look forward to sharing our celebrations with you throughout the year.


The Globe Theatre, Sydney The former Globe Theatre, located on George Street in the heart of Sydney. Designed by Clarence Backhouse, the theatre’s Romanesque style façade has been a landmark for more than 105 years, mirroring the style of the Queen Victoria Building directly opposite. It is historically significant as Sydney’s only surviving Victorian Romanesque style theatre, as a broadcasting studio for Radio Station 2UW, as the first recording studio for Albert Productions and the first demo recordings for the Australian group, The Easybeats. The National Trust opposes the proposed demolition of this built and cultural heritage treasure.


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People like Trish Lloyd bring the National Trust’s community spirit to life and made Christmas a magical time at Everglades House & Gardens last year. The National Trust is more than an organisation – we’re a community that comes together with a shared passion for heritage. It is often said that we are like a big family. Christmas is a time to be with people you care about and one of the weekend managers at Everglades House & Gardens, Trish Lloyd, realised that a colleague would be spending the festive season alone. She was about to extend an invitation for her friend to share Christmas with her family when it occurred to her that there may be other people in the Everglades community without family or friends close by.

Better Together Christmas is a time to celebrate a sense of community and belonging. At Everglades House & Gardens, 17 people who would otherwise not have had friends and family to share the occasion with enjoyed a festive lunch, a laugh and great company in a beautiful place.

Guy McIlraith, the National Trust’s Property Manager at Everglades House & Gardens, agreed to open the Art Deco house to 17 people on Christmas Day who enjoyed a festive lunch, each other’s company, and the spectacular gardens and views to Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley.

ELSEWHERE IN THE MOUNTAINS… DONORS DAY OUT In late October 2019, 32 of the National Trust (NSW)’s generous donors were bussed up the Great Western Highway bound for the Blue Mountains. The group was provided with a tour of Woodford Academy and heard from the volunteer Management Committee while they explored the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains. The tour was followed by lunch at the Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge. Here, guests dined under the verandah and saw firsthand the investment needed in this historic site that is now over 100 years old. We are very grateful to have had the chance to share these special places with our supporters and demonstrate how valuable investment in heritage is for the community. From September to December 2019, the National Trust (NSW) appealed for donations for urgent conservation works and restoration to areas of the Norman Lindsay Gallery. At the time of printing this magazine, $85,000 had been raised of the total $100,000 needed. The National Trust (NSW) would like to thank all donors for their generous support of this appeal. All gifts make a difference and ensure the ongoing conservation of our state’s heritage are shared for the next generation.

“I discussed the idea with my mother and three daughters, and they were totally on board!” Trish Lloyd says. “They thought it would be lovely to spend the day with people who were at that time relatively unknown to them. This took nothing away from us spending the day together as a family, in fact it brought a deeper sense of meaning to the day. So my family also benefited. “For us, Christmas Day and the days just before and just after Christmas have always been special in the sense that it is a time of year when we all get together as a family and share quality time,” Trish says. “Apart from that though, we wanted to recapture the Christmas spirit, something we all felt had been missing over the past years. “The day was about good food, good company and sharing the Christmas spirit – without the gifts,” said Trish. “We had complete backing and support from Guy McIlrath and the National Trust, otherwise Christmas at Everglades would never have eventuated.”

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This article wasn’t written yesterday. It was written in November 2019. In that month, the New Zealand Parliament unanimously passed its Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill. Days later, fuelled by New South Wales’ longest drought on record, there were massive bushfires that tore through the state and burned through one million hectares of bush, homes and surrounding areas. The Hunter Region and Greater Sydney were under threat. For the first time ever, a ‘catastrophic’ fire warning applied to Sydney. A statewide emergency was declared. From its earliest days in the 1940s, the National Trust in New South Wales has acted to recognise and conserve Australian native bushland for its ecological, scenic, cultural and fauna habitat values. We need to protect our natural heritage now more than ever. The National Trust (NSW) has always been committed to protecting our natural environment – our bushland regeneration techniques have advanced and evolved over 40 years to become one of the most innovative and successful native vegetation conservation initiatives. Our newly adopted Koala Conservation Policy is the most recent in a range of actions aimed at better recognising and protecting New South Wales’ unique native vegetation and biota. I was visiting Forster on the mid north coast when the November bushfires started. It gave me firsthand experience of how extended drought, climate change and historic lows in rainfall are having an impact that is testing the capacity of our most skilled and experienced firefighters.

eastern Queensland. The 1930s Binna Burra was a much-loved feature of the World Heritage listed Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia. World on Fire In 2019, over 600 wildfires consumed more than 2.4 million acres of forest across Alaska and northern Canada. The University of Alaska’s International Arctic Research Center found that: ‘recent fires are too frequent, intense and severe. They are reducing older-growth forest in favour of young vegetation, and pouring more carbon into the atmosphere at a time when carbon dioxide concentrations are setting new records’. Former NSW Fire & Rescue Commissioner, Greg Mullins, was in northern California in early November 2019 to assess the damage caused by the Kincade Fire, which had swept through the state’s famed wine country north of San Francisco. Mullins said that in this area 18,000 structures were destroyed in 2018, 9,000 in 2017 and 3,000 in previous years. Mullins states that: “as in Australia, California’s fire season is getting longer, stretching resources with fire speed, size and intensity increasing”. He warned that our fire services would not have access to use the aircraft needed – as has been historically possible – because of the overlap in seasons. Mullins and 22 other expert firefighters had written to the Prime Minister of Australia to express their grave concerns with predictions of what was coming in November. Koalas Lost In late October 2019, major fires near Port Macquarie swept through prime Koala habitat and as many as 350 were, as was described in the news, ‘incinerated’. The total estimated population of Koala in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory is 16,130.

“I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” Greta Thunberg, World Economic Forum 2019.

World Heritage Lost Only eight days into spring in 2019, the Binna Burra Lodge was totally destroyed by the bushfire that swept through south 6

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Forster Fires This is the transcript of an emergency despatch call reported on local television in Forster: “Multiple houses under threat on Southern Parkway. We need units now, we need them now. We have fire everywhere. It has jumped. I repeat it has jumped. Give me everything you’ve got. Just get me everything you’ve got as soon as you can.” The fires in and around Forster and Tuncurry were extensive, fierce and frightening. As this is written, a nine-hectare fire came dangerously close to a retirement village and the main Forster shopping complex on the Lakes Way. In the Sydney Morning Herald on 11 November 2019, Peter Hannam’s article Old Hat: Is there a link between climate change and bushfires detailed recent Victorian Country Fire Authority research, which has found that human-led climate change is the primary driver of the upward trend in the fire danger index, through both higher mean temperatures and, potentially, through associated shifts in large-scale rainfall patterns. Action Across the Tasman On 7 November 2019, the New Zealand Parliament passed its Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s coalition government comprised of Labour, the Green party and NZ First also had the support of the opposition National Party to pass the legislation, which is intended to set a course for the country to radically reduce emissions by the year 2050. It’s Time The summer is not over and Greater Sydney, the Hunter and Illawarra Regions have catastrophic fire dangers forecast by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The National Trust calls for urgent coordinated action by Governments at all levels to avoid a situation as has been occurring in California and now in New South Wales. The National Trust welcomes the statements made by NSW Environment Minister, Matt Kean, at the Smart Energy Summit in Sydney and reported by Alexandra Smith and David Crowe in the Sydney Morning Herald. Lives, homes, property, our built and natural heritage and Australia’s unique ecosystems and fauna are all under immediate threat if urgent action is not taken.


Top image – Hell

Trust Talks: Climate Change and Heritage

The image captures the intensity and devastation of the November 2019 bushfires that impacted the north coast, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Sydney’s Upper North Shore. The bushfires took lives, incinerated native wildlife, razed homes and towns to the ground.

Our Trust Talks series will commence in June this year with our first topic to focus on Climate Change. Register your interest in attending here: by emailing Jilly Clark, and write ‘Trust Talks’ in the subject header.

Bottom image – Brothers in arms

Middle image – Where there is smoke Bushfires moving towards Hallidays Point in New South Wales. Children watch from the beach as bushfires ravage the north coast of New South Wales in November 2019. Photography by Martin von Stoll.

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Old Government House was built in 1799 and the site on which it sits has been used by the first 10 governors of the colony from Arthur Phillip to Sir Charles FitzRoy. Private tenancy and housing The King’s School followed until, in 1967, the National Trust (NSW) was entrusted with its care and opened the site to the public as a museum in 1970. This year marks half a century of Old Government House playing an important role as a tourist destination, a venue for special occasions, a centre for education and historical discovery, and a place for the community.

time when the most dominant structure in the area was Old Government House.

What makes Old Government House special is not just the house – or what’s in the house – it is its location and setting within the 110-hectare Parramatta Park overlooking the Parramatta River. Although you can see the tops of the office buildings, visitors are immediately transported to a place and

The property was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register in 1999. Old Government House and the Government Domain were included in the Australian National Heritage List  in 2007.


The park and house show evidence of the original custodians of the land. Scars on trees still standing in Parramatta Park tell the story of the Burramatta land management and there are shells used in the mortar of Old Government House that have been found to originate from Aboriginal middens. Once inside, history lovers are transported back to the days of the Macquaries with the downstairs of the house recreated to match the 1820 inventory of Macquarie’s furniture. Every year, 15,000 to 20,000 visitors from Sydney, across Australia and from around the world come to Old Government House to explore its history or take part in the rich program of events at the site. A number of stories are told at Old Government House, including the life and times of Lachlan Macquarie and his family, the convicts who served them, women in various roles, emancipists and free-settlers.

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Top image – An International and National Heritage Treasure World Heritage listed, Old Government House, is located at Parramatta Park overlooking the Parramatta River. It is a highlight on the Great West Walk - see for details. Bottom image – The Days of the Macquaries Old Government House conveys to visitors what life and work was like at the time of the Macquaries. The kitchen is shown here. Photography by Stephen Gustav Reinhardt, SGR Photo.

People Make the Story


Old Government House would not be open to the public without the support of a dedicated team of staff and 150 volunteers. The property is also supported by the Friends of Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage, who fundraise and share the heritage of the site with the community and tourists through events and local initiatives. Two of Old Government House’s many volunteers have dedicated their time and historical knowledge to the National Trust for more than 45 years each.

Old Government House is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). For more information and to find out about upcoming events visit places/old-government-house/.

CELEBRATED INTERNATIONALLY At the UNESCO World Heritage Committee session held in July 2010, the Australian Convict Sites were placed on the World Heritage List. Old Government House and the Domain (Parramatta Park) are one of the Australian Convict Sites, which includes Hyde Park Barracks and Cockatoo Island.

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The National Trust (NSW) will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year. The organisation has evolved to represent not just one movement for the conservation and protection of heritage, but the work of many. We represent a collective of like minds passionate about unique beauty, vulnerability and the irreplaceable value of our natural, cultural and built heritage. Two of the organisations pioneering stories are those of Annie Forsyth Wyatt, and sisters Joan and Eileen Bradley. Annie Forsyth Annie Forsyth Wyatt OBE is celebrated as the founder of the National Trust movement in New South Wales. Born in 1885 in Redfern, she was an avid conservationist with a keen community spirit who dedicated her time to a number of causes and saw the valuable contribution of women in public service during World War I. She established the Ku-ring-gai  Tree Lovers’ Civic League and noted the success of the National Trust in England. In 1944, she presented to the Forestry League (NSW) Conference and made the case to form a National Trust in Australia which was approved on 6 April 1945. The first committee included Walter Cresswell O’Reilly, Annie Wyatt and Arthur Cousins. One of the first campaigns was to protect Macquarie Street against proposed developments and the National Trust produced an initial list of items to be preserved – which was supported. Joan and Eileen Bradley: Bush Regeneration Pioneers The National Trust has worked for four decades in the field of restoring urban bushland. I recall being, together with my wife Jenny, among the group of people who attended the first National Trust Bush Regeneration School run by Joan Bradley in 1979. This took place at Athol Hall located at Bradley’s Head in Sydney. 10

In the 1970s the National Trust’s Landscape Conservation Officer, Evelyn Hickey (nee Bloom), consulted with the Bradley Sisters, Joan and Eileen, extensively. They had developed their ‘minimal disturbance’ method of regenerating bushland, which had been taken up by Lane Cove Municipal Council. Other Councils had expressed interest in the program to counter the invasion of Sydney’s urban bushland valleys by weeds such as privet and lantana. At the time, many Councils considered it impossible to control these weeds, which were dominating Sydney’s bushland. The National Trust worked initially with the Bradley Sisters and, following Eileen’s death, with Joan to establish its Bush Regeneration program. The program expanded quickly to cover most of the local councils in Sydney and across the state to as far afield as Lismore. It was a breakthrough in those early years to convince Councils that it was economically feasible and viable to remove weeds and restore bushland. The collaboration between Joan Bradley and the National Trust was crucial to the early success of the program, which has – over the years – evolved into a now generally accepted and essential restoration process for countering urban impacts on bushland ecosystems. Joan Bradley was a chemist and her scientific approach to documenting her work contributed greatly to the National Trust’s initiation of this work and set the scene for the later establishment of a Bushland Management Committee. The committee was comprised of botanists, ecologists and weed science experts and advised on expanding the program to deal with weed-dominated areas adjoining bushland to reduce the impacts of weeds propagules on bushland areas. The National Trust salutes Joan and Eileen Bradley for their pioneering work and contribution to the National Trust’s work on conserving the natural heritage. We continue this work with our Bushland Management Service led by Gaetano Sanacore.

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Top left image Annie Forsyth Evans (later Wyatt) is photographed here at approximately age 19, surrounded by the Australian bush and holding wildflowers – both of which she loved. Bottom left image The National Trust founder believed women had an important role to play in community service. Right image Joan Bradley, pioneering bush regenerator.


Jillian Oppenheimer OAM The National Trust (NSW) lost a dedicated member on 9 October 2019. Jillian Oppenheimer was the founding Chairman of the New England Regional Committee of the National Trust and was elected to the Board of Directors with overwhelming support and was Deputy President of the National Trust (NSW) for 10 years. Her volunteering efforts and love of heritage and history benefited many organisations. She was a founding member of the Walcha Branch of the National Parks Association of NSW and in 1975, was instrumental in creating the Oxley Wild Rivers & Werrikimbe National Parks. Jillian also served on the Board of the University of New England. In 1999, Jillian received an Order of Australia in part for securing Saumarez Homestead for the National Trust. The Oppenheimer family has donated to Saumarez Homestead for sale, and other purposes, the remaining stock of Jillian Oppenheimer’s various books. The National Trust (NSW) is very grateful for Jillian’s years of significant contribution and dedication to the work of the Trust and, of course, for Saumarez Homestead in Armidale. She will be greatly missed.

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Calendar We have more than 40 events coming up – including exhibitions, talks, tours, family activities, theatre performances and weekends away. There is something for all lovers of heritage, history, art and culture to enjoy. Take a look at our calendar of fun for the whole family from January to April, with some dates to keep in mind for the future. You can find the full addresses of National Trust properties at and see a full listing of all our events at


Margaret’s Gift

4 JANUARY – 22 MARCH 2020, 11AM – 5PM S.H. ERVIN GALLERY, OBSERVATORY HILL, SYDNE Y Celebrating the generous legacy of Margaret Olley AC, who donated hundreds of artworks in her lifetime, this exhibition has been curated by Renee Porter and brings together over 70 works from various collections. The exhibition is organised in association with the Margaret Olley Art Trust. Tickets: Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm. Closed on public holidays. Admission: Members $4, non-members $12, concession $10. Booking/enquiries: Email CRESSIDA CAMPBELL. White Waratah 2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2002 ©Cressida Campbell.

School Holidays Cross Stitch for Children COMING SOON

Australian Heritage Festival 2020 This year’s theme for the Australian Heritage Festival is Our Heritage for the Future. The National Trust is calling for events to be registered for the 2020 festival. The Australian Heritage Festival in New South Wales is proudly supported by the NSW Government and the Heritage Council of NSW. 18 April – 19 May 2020 Visit the website for more details and save the date to come to festival events:


7 JANUARY – 19 JANUARY 2020, 10AM – 4PM OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PARR AMATTA A great activity for children age seven to 12. Recreate the designs of Jane Marlow Ward and Jane Harris – two nine-year old girls whose samplers are on display in the Women of Distinction exhibition. Tickets: Includes entry and exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Members free, general admission adults $15, concession $10, family $35. Bookings/enquiries: Email or phone (02) 9635 8149. Last entry is 3.30pm. Allow 30 minutes.

Leura Shakespeare Festival 11 JANUARY – 26 JANUARY 2020 E VERGL ADES THE ATRE, E VERGL ADES HOUSE & GARDENS The Bard’s fans will enjoy perennial favourites Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, brought to you by Sport for Jove. Tickets: General admission adults $42, concession $32, children under 10 free. Bookings/enquiries: For all details visit

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January Devonshire Tea


19 JANUARY, 16 FEBRUARY, 15 MARCH 2020, 10AM – 2PM RIVERSDALE HOMESTE AD, GOULBURN Enjoy homemade scones, jam and cream in the prize-winning heritage grounds of this 1830s property. Pets are welcome but must be on a lead. Tickets: Available at Riversdale. Members free entry, Devonshire teas from $6 per person. General admission adults (entry plus teas) $10, concession $8, family $25. Booking/enquiries: Email or phone 0417 491 139.

Winged Garden

5 JANUARY – 26 JANUARY 2020, WEDNESDAYS – SUNDAYS, 11AM – 3PM E VERGL ADES HOUSE AND GARDENS, LEUR A Winged creatures are captured in two and three dimensional images in mixed media and on canvas. Created by Jan Melville. Tickets: Available at Everglades House & Gardens. Members free, general admission adults $15, concession $10, children under five free.


School Holiday – Colonial Cures

Sirens – Movie Memorabilia


22 JANUARY – 26 JANUARY 2020, 10.30AM – 3PM E XPERIMENT FARM COT TAGE, HARRIS PARK Children will play early colonial games and use picture cards to learn how to identify plants used by the early colonists and in 19th century medicine. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: Available at Experiment Farm Cottage. Members free, general admission adults $10, concession $8, family $25. Allow 30 minutes. Bookings/enquiries: Email or phone (02) 9635 8149.

Filmed in 1993 at the iconic Norman Lindsay Gallery, the film ‘Sirens’ starring Hugh Grant and Elle Macpherson is based on life at Springwood during the Interwar period. See the costumes, costume designs and photographs for this Hollywood movie. Tickets: Available at Norman Lindsay Gallery. Members free, general admission adults $17, concessions/children $15. Open daily. Enquiries: Email

Brett ‘Mon’ Garling Art Exhibition B

Family Open Day


26 JANUARY 2020, 10AM – 4.30PM SAUMAREZ HOMESTE AD, ARMIDALE Australia Day fun for the family including stalls, sausage sizzle, music, face painting, a jumping castle, quilt raffle and demonstrations by Armidale and New England Spinners & Weavers Guild. Saumarez Café will tempt you with Aussie treats and light lunches.

Regarded as one of Australia’s foremost plein air painters and sculptors in bronze, Garling’s oil paintings are on display at Dundullimal Homestead. Tickets: Free. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays. Enquiries: Email or phone 0403 912 272.

Tickets: Free entry. Enquiries: Email or phone (02) 6772 3616.

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Inspired by the beauty of Everglades House & Gardens and the scenery of the Blue Mountains, Erin Brique’s artworks feature patchwork, applique, free motion embroidery, felting, rust dyeing, bag making and weaving. Tickets: Members free, general admission adults $15, concession $10, children under five free. Open Wednesdays to Sundays.

9 FEBRUARY 2020, 1PM – 4PM Find out what an egg has to do with darning, why an iron was SAD, why trees fitted into shoes, and see how these everyday objects tell stories about the Porters.



See exquisite crochet, lace, embroidered household linens and clothing made by Florence Porter and her daughters Ella and Hazel between 1910 and 1997.


Tickets: Available at Miss Porter’s House. Members free, general adult admission $10, concession $8, family $25, children under five free. Enquiries: Email or phone (02) 4927 0202.

Norman Lindsay Gallery welcomes a special guest artist to each of these evening events. Meet artist Owen Thompson in February, Helen Glad in March and abstract artist, Kym Morris, in April. Enjoy gourmet refreshments and take home a beautiful memento of the night.


Tickets: $50 per person. Bookings: and search for Norman Lindsay Gallery.





More than 40 rare and delicate examples of Georgian glassware bequeathed to the National Trust in 2014 by Dean Donald Havelberg are included in this touring exhibition. As part of this program, you are invited to a Georgian Soiree with Austen Overtones, which will include a twilight tour of the exhibition, a performance of dance and harp music from the Georgian era, drinks and finger food.

Enjoy outdoor performances of Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. Bookings: Visit

Tickets: For the exhibition at Grossman House, Members free, general admission adults $5, concession $4, family $15. For the Georgian Soiree Members’ tickets are $30, non-members $35. Bookings:

SUNDAY TE A AT THE COTTAGE 9 FEBRUARY, 8 MARCH 2020, 2PM – 4PM E XPERIMENT FARM COT TAGE, HARRIS FARM Sample homemade delicacies on the verandah overlooking the gardens of Surgeon John Harris’s colonial property, sited on the colony’s first land grant. On 8 March, enjoy Tiffin Afternoon Tea with Indian delicacies. Tours of the cottage and tea commences at 2pm, for tea only arrive for 2.30pm. Tickets: Teas plus tour $35 per person, for teas only $30 per person. Bookings: Close one week prior via or phone (02) 9635 8149.

HAUNTED THEATRES AND GHOSTLY TALES 8 FEBRUARY 2020, 1PM BURNSIDE GARDENS COMMUNIT Y CENTRE, OATL ANDS At the next meeting of the Parramatta Regional Branch of the National Trust (NSW), Les Tod OAM will share spooky and grisly tales of haunted theatres and their ghostly residents followed by afternoon tea. Free and ample parking available. Tickets: Free (donation appreciated). Enquiries: Phone (02) 9261 8645.


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WELCOME FOR NEW MEMBERS 22 FEBRUARY 2020, 2PM WOODFORD ACADEMY, WOODFORD The Blue Mountains Branch is hosting an afternoon tea to welcome new National Trust (NSW) Members. Visit the oldest building complex in the Blue Mountains, hear about its history, tour the property , meet National Trust staff, volunteers and Members and make new friends. Tickets: Free for new Members. Bookings/enquiries: By 15 February email or phone Rhona (02) 4757 2424.


MEMORYS OF WOODFORD: MARION MEMORY, MUSIC MISTRESS AND MUSE 15 FEBRUARY 2020, 1PM – 4PM WOODFORD ACADEMY, WOODFORD Using material from Woodford Academy’s archives, historian Kate O’Neill will piece together the intriguing history of Madame Memory and her daughter, partner and muse of Australian composer Raymond Hanson, and their relationship with the cultural and artistic societies of Sydney and the Blue Mountains in the 1920s and 1940s. Tickets: Available at Woodford Academy at the door. Adults $10, seniors/students (5 to 15 years) $8, family $25 (2 adults, 2 children), children under 5 free. On-street parking on Vale Road. Bookings/enquiries: Email

NSW SENIORS’ FESTIVAL MORNING TE A 15 FEBRUARY 2020, 10.15AM – 12PM MISS TR AILL’S HOUSE AND GARDEN, BATHURST Celebrate the NSW Seniors’ Festival 2020 with morning tea in the garden of this 1845 property in Bathurst. You can view Miss Traill’s antique collections, paintings, equine memorabilia and china from Bathurst’s famous Lee family. Tickets: $7 per person. Bookings/enquiries: By 17 February at Books Plus, Howick Street, Bathurst. For enquiries email

An exclusive tour to explore our military aviation heritage, led by a senior Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) member. Selected flying aircraft demonstrate advancements in military aircraft designs and technologies for military purposes, from a 1930s de Havilland Tiger Moth through to the F111 Swing Wing Bomber and three flying variants of the famous Douglas DC3/C47 Dakota. Other favourites include the Catalina Amphibian – and many more. Tickets: Including morning tea, orientation, tour and light lunch for Members $70, general admission adults $80. No children under 12 years. Bookings: By 20 February email or phone 0488 037 234.

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION: CUR ATOR’S TALKS 27 FEBRUARY, 26 MARCH, 23 APRIL 2020, 2.30PM OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PARR AMAT TA Enjoy this series of talks with the curator drawing out the stories of the women featured in this exhibition that reveals the lives of the residents, guests and servants of Old Government House. Last entry is 3.30pm. Tickets: Include exhibition and talk. Members free, general admission adults $15, concession $10, family $35. Bookings/enquiries: Email or phone (02) 9635 8149,

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN 29 FEBRUARY 2020, 5PM NORMAN LINDSAY GALLERY, FAULCONBRIDGE Iconic jazz band, Galapagos Duck, will again headline this annual event which brings world-class musicians to Norman Lindsay’s former home. ‘The Duck’ presents a spontaneous, exciting and unique jazz performance. Bring family and friends, something to sit on and a picnic. In the event of inclement weather, the venue will be changed.

SPANISH LUNCHEON AT EVERGL ADES 22 FEBRUARY 2020, 12.30PM – 4PM E VERGL ADES HOUSE AND GARDENS, LEUR A Enjoy a sumptuous home-cooked, three course Spanish luncheon prepared by the excellent cooks of the Friends of Everglades in the fabulous Art Deco dining rooms. Afterwards, stroll through the gorgeous gardens and gaze on views over the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Tickets: Includes event entry (gates open at 4pm), Gallery admission and parking for Members $30, general admission adults $35, children $20. Bookings/enquiries: Purchase tickets through and email Maree at with any enquiries.

Tickets: Members $45, general admission adults $50. BYO wine. Bookings/enquiries: By 17 February at, email or phone 0410 312 827.

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20 MARCH, 17 APRIL 2020, 7PM OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PARR AMATTA These tours never fail to chill and thrill. Arrive by 7pm for a 7.30pm start and move through the candlelit corridors and rooms of Australia’s longest standing public residence. Tours are not suitable for people under 16 years of age.

Nelson Mandela had a vision for the future. He told the world that “it’s in our hands to make a difference”. Photographer Mathew William worked for over 10 years with the Nelson Mandela Foundation creating intimate and personal portrayals of South Africa’s former leader while his collaborate partnership with the Zululand Conservation Trust and Zululand Rhino orphanage also grew. The Mandela/Rhino Heritage Collection – celebrated in America, Europe and Asia – visits Australia for the first time at Retford Park. The image shown here depicts Ntoto, saved from poachers and rehabilitated over four years then released back into the wild.

Tickets: Include food and beverages for Members $32, general adult admission $35. Bookings/enquiries: Online at or phone (02) 9635 8149.

Bookings/enquiries: Visit and search ‘difference’.

A MESSAGE TO YOUR 21 YEAR OLD SELF: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 MARCH 2020, 10AM – 4PM OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PARR AMATTA On International Women’s Day, create an illustrated postcard to your 21 year old self and add this to the collage of postcards with thoughts and hopes for women of the future. What would you like to see future generations achieve? Last entry to house is at 3.30pm. Please allow 30 minutes for this activity.


Tickets: Available at Old Government House and includes entry to the Women of Distinction exhibition. Members free, general admission adults $15, concession $10, family $35. Enquiries: Email or phone (02) 9635 8149.

TWILIGHT JAZZ 8 MARCH 2020, 5PM – 8PM ERYLDENE HISTORIC HOUSE AND GARDEN, GORDON Bring a picnic and blanket and take in the wonderful sounds of The Moods as they play their repertoire of jazz, swing and jive including classics from the songbooks of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Treats from the Garden Café available but please order gourmet rolls before 5 March. Gates open at 4pm. Tickets: Members (Eryldene, National Trust and HHA) and students under 25 years $35, general admission adults $40, children (6 to 15 years) $15, family $95 (2 adults, 2 children). Bookings/enquiries: Online at or at eryldene. For enquiries email or phone (02) 9498 2271.


21 MARCH 2020, 10AM – 4PM WOODFORD ACADEMY, WOODFORD The Festival echoes a pagan British tradition observed at the Academy from 1908 – 1965, and includes live music, produce, children’s games, foods – fun for everyone! Tickets: Free. Parking is available on Vale Road. Bookings: All welcome.

COX’S ROAD WALK SATURDAY 21 MARCH, 9.30AM MEET AT MT YORK CARPARK A walk along part of Cox’s Road, built in 1814 – 15 by William Cox with his band of 30 convicts. View relics and hear tales of this extraordinary feat, and those who built and used it. Not a difficult walk but steep in parts. Wear strong shoes. Tickets: Includes morning tea, lunch and return bus fare. Members $40, general admission adults $40, children $10. Bookings/enquiries: By 15 February. Email or phone Rhona (02) 4757 2424.

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THE LITTLE BL ACK DRESS: A CAVALCADE OF HISTORY AND FASHION PRESENTATION 22 MARCH 2020, 2PM – 3.30PM OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE – L ACHL AN’S MARQUEE, PARR AMAT TA The LBD is a wardrobe must have for any occasion. This presentation looks at how the black dress went from being the attire of mourning to the most indispensable fashion item. See changes in its silhouette over the decades from the late 19th century to today – and feel free to wear your own. Tickets: Including presentation and light refreshments for Members $27, general admission adults $30. Bookings/enquiries: By 14 March online at email with enquiries.

March – April

FLOR A OF THE HUNTER 4 APRIL – 21 MAY 2020, 10AM-3PM BROUGH HOUSE, MAITL AND An exhibition co-hosted with The Maitland Regional Museum Committee, marking the launch of the book Flora of the Hunter Region – Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs. Artwork by graduates of Newcastle University’s Natural History illustration program; text by University conjoint Stephen Bell. On show Saturdays and Sundays only to 2 May. Tickets: Adult $4, family $15, children free.

CHILDREN’S E ASTER TR AIL 11 APRIL – 19 APRIL 2020, 10AM – 4PM OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PARR AMAT TA Children can test their egg hunting detective skills and are in with a chance to win a colourful craft egg prize at the end. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is weather permitting.

WINDSOR: SYDNE Y’S THIRD BRITISH SETTLEMENT 25 MARCH OR 1 APRIL 2020, 8.30AM – 4.30PM MEE T AT HAMBLEDON COT TAGE, 47 HASSALL STREE T, HARRIS PARK The town of Windsor was proclaimed by Governor Macquarie in 1810. The fifth tour in the Parramatta Branch’s Cumberland Experience series, led by Hawkesbury local historians Graham and Carol Edds, will visit: Francis Greenway’s St Matthew’s Anglican Church and graveyard; Windsor Museum; the 1840s North Street Houses; the site of the original Government House in Windsor; and Thompson Square. Enjoy lunch at Australia’s oldest hotel, the 1815 Macquarie Arms.

Tickets: At Old Government House and includes museum entry and the exhibition Women of Distinction. Members free, general admission adults $15, concession $10, family $35. Enquiries: Email or phone (02) 9635 8149.

VISIT TO HARTLE Y VILL AGE: COURTHOUSE AND COX’S RIVER WALK 18 APRIL 2020, DEPART 9AM HARTLE Y HISTORIC VILL AGE, LITHGOW Seventeen buildings tell the story of historic Hartley Village, including the 1837 Greek Revival Courthouse, and Corney’s timber and iron garage, built in 1945. This is a self-guided tour with talk and stroll around the recently completed Cox’s River Walk.

Tickets: Include coach, morning tea, lunch for Members $70, general admission adults $75. Bookings/enquiries: By 11 March, phone 0402 358 910 or email

Tickets: Includes return bus, building entry, morning tea and lunch. For Members $50, adults $55. Bookings/enquiries: Email or phone Bob, 0405 813 159.

FIRST LIGHT: THE ART OF PETER KINGSTON 27 MARCH – 3 MAY 2020, 11AM – 5PM S.H. ERVIN GALLERY, OBSERVATORY HILL, SYDNE Y One of Sydney’s best known artists, Peter Kingston is known for his illustrations, paintings and work as a draughtsman. His passion has been to document the energy and character of Sydney Harbour. Curated by Barry Pearce, Emeritus Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this exhibition coincides with the release of a monograph published by The Beagle Press, Peter Kingston; Paintings and Drawings. Tickets: The S.H. Ervin Gallery is open Tuesdays to Sundays and closed on public holidays. Members $4, general admission adults $12, concession $10. Bookings/enquiries: Email or visit

VIVID FROM SYDNE Y HARBOUR 27 MAY, 7.30PM – 10.30PM Back by popular demand – this sell out event was first held in 2019 and will take place again in May 2020. The S.H. Ervin Gallery is partnering with Australian Cruise Group to offer a Vivid Sydney Clearview Blue Room Glass Boat Tour. Enjoy an eight-course degustation menu, a selection of premium beer and wine while you watch the star attractions of Sydney Harbour illuminated with the magic of Vivid. Tickets: $125. Bookings/enquiries: Phone (02) 9258 0150 or email

January – March 2020



Looking at Architecture

Looking at Architecture is a long-running, highly successful program created by the Women’s Committee of the National Trust in 1961. For National Trust Members only, Looking at Architecture gives lovers of heritage the exclusive privilege of visiting private houses of architectural, historical or cultural interest.



10 MARCH 2020, 10.30AM – 12.30PM OR 1PM – 3PM

7 APRIL 2020, 10.30AM – 12.30PM OR 1PM – 3PM

Mosman takes its name from Archibald Mosman, whose successful whaling enterprise encouraged him to build his own home in what was rugged terrain but with spectacular views. By the 1890s, new roads were making the area accessible to city workers and from 1890 to 1914, many of the classic Edwardian and Federation homes that characterise Mosman as we know it today were built. Many survive, along with new architect-designed homes of successive periods.

Toxteth Park Estate was the first example of the European development of Glebe. Its predominant Victorian and Federation character resulted from the first wave of subdivision, which occurred in 1884 after the death of the Estate’s first owner – the solicitor, politician and philanthropist, George Wigram Allen. Further subdivision and consolidation occurred from 1904, with high quality residential development assured by the Trustees of the Toxteth Park Estate and covenants put in place by the Allen family. The area is recognised as one of the most significant turn of the century townscapes, where many original properties remain intact.

TOXTETH LODGE, TOXTETH ROAD, GLEBE BY COURTESY OF MOR AN AND ELIZABETH STANBURY Built as a Gate House for George Allen, who went on to become Sir George Allen, Mayor of Glebe and a Member of the Legislative Assembly, this property is a fine example of the Picturesque Gothic Style. Allen lived in the house in 1878 while a third story was added to the main house on Toxteth Park, now St Scolastica College.

REDAN STREET, MOSMAN BY COURTESY OF THE OWNERS This classic Federation house with views across the Harbour to Manly and North Head was built in 1900 by the acclaimed artist, William Lister. Seven times winner of the Wynne Prize for landscape painting, as well as other awards, he lived in Mosman for many years with his wife, Bessie.



Mosman resident, Sidney H. Cabban, developed four large Federation Houses in Buena Vista Avenue at the turn of the 20th Century. All four shared the same floor plan and were built at a time when transport to Mosman began to improve. This house has an extensive garden, which encompasses the tennis court and pool. The current owners made interior alterations in 1996.

This gracious, freestanding Victorian Italianate, two-storey villa, built in 1895, is now a family home. Retaining its classic details it has been updated for contemporary living.

Ticket holders will be directed to a third property. Tickets: For National Trust members only $40 adult, $20 youth (12 – 20 years). No children under the age of 12. Conditions of entry are no photography, large bags or damaging footwear permitted. Bookings/enquires: or see the Ticket Application Sheet on the reverse of this magazine’s address sheet. For enquiries, email or phone (02) 9363 2401.


AVONDALE, ALLEN STREET, GLEBE BY COURTESY OF THE OWNERS A late Victorian double-fronted villa, the house was built in 1905 during the last phase of the subdivision of the Toxteth Park Estate. Tickets: For National Trust Members only $40 adult, $20 youth (12 – 20 years). No children under the age of 12. Conditions of entry are no photography, large bags or damaging footwear permitted. Bookings/enquires: or see the Ticket Application Sheet on the reverse of this magazine’s address sheet. For enquiries, email or phone (02) 9363 2401.

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March – May


2 MAY – 3 MAY 2020 Listed on the Register of the National Estate and NSW State Heritage Register, the historic town of Braidwood was settled following ‘discovery’ in 1822 by three Currency Lads of the area known by Aboriginals as ‘Wigwigly’, or plenty of fur. The town grew around the courthouse and lock-up necessitated by the criminal activities of bushrangers and convicts, while the 1850s gold rush brought excitement and more settlement, with the district becoming known for the production of fine wool, beef cattle and fat lambs. In more recent years mining has re-commenced and the town’s colonial charm and employment opportunities have attracted a new wave of residents. The details for the Country Weekend listed here are for self-drive visitors.

CHARLESTON LODGE, FARRINGDON BY COURTESY OF WAYNE MACTIER AND DEBBIE HERMAN The 1830s Georgian cottage with sympathetic additions designed in 1970 by architect Hugh Gordon is now a comfortable family home. Set in landscaped gardens overlooking a lake, with a panoramic view of the Great Dividing Range, this is a cattle property with farm shed, horse stalls and architect-designed stables, surrounded by 14 kilometres of iron bark post and rail fencing.

The 1830s cottage with later additions is now a family home of great charm. Originally settled by the Wallace family from Scotland, the region was a favourite haunt of bushrangers. The current owners have restored the old c1860 gaol located on this beautiful cattle property. Details of further properties to visit will be included in the next edition of the New South Wales National Trust Magazine. Tickets: For house inspections only, tickets for Members $85, friends (only two per member) $105, youth (12 – 20 years) $25. Light lunch at Braidwood on Saturday 2 May $19 per person (tickets are limited). No children under the age of 12. Conditions of entry are no photography, large bags or damaging footwear permitted. Please note that surfaces in some country properties are uneven. This is a weekend for sure-footed visitors only. Bookings/enquires: Closing date for bookings is 30 April 2020. Book through or see the Ticket Application Sheet on the reverse of this magazine’s address sheet. For enquiries, email or phone (02) 9363 2401. Cancellations must be made three weeks prior to departure.




1 MAY – 3 MAY 2020

Set in a large country garden the modern, light-filled house provides the perfect foil for the artistic talents of the owners. Skilful use of vibrant colour creates a warm welcome inside, while the beauty of the courtyard and garden invites the visitor to admire the picturesque countryside beyond.

Join the Coach Trip for the Braidwood Country Weekend, leaving Sydney on Friday 1 May. The coach will depart from the street that gives access to the Country Trains main concourse of Central Station. Please be at the departure point at 10am for a 10.30am departure. The coach will return to Central Station before 5pm on Sunday 3 May.

MONKITTEE STREET, BR AIDWOOD BY COURTESY OF SHEEL AGH NOONAN Probably built as the Gate House to historic ‘Bedervale’, this 1860s cottage on the edge of town has been restored recently to become a comfortable home with extensive views towards ‘Bedervale’ and the Budawang Mountains.

BEDERVALE, BR AIDWOOD BY COURTESY OF MARK AND SONIA HOR AN This important colonial house and outbuildings contain a unique collection of family possessions, vested to the National Trust (NSW), which date from 1840 to the 1900s. A large country house designed by John Verge in 1836, it was built by Captain James Coghill for his wife and family.

Tickets: Including house inspections and accommodation for two nights with two hot breakfasts, and two dinners at the Grand Manor Motel, 45 Macquarie Street, East Queanbeyan, phone (02) 6299 2800. Also includes two lunches in Braidwood. Twin share per person: Members $570, friends $580. Singles per person: Members $620, friends $630. Bookings/enquires: Closing date for bookings is 30 April 2020. Book using the Ticket Application Sheet on the reverse of this magazine’s address sheet. Cancellations must be made three weeks prior to departure. For enquiries, email or phone (02) 9363 2401.


Haberfield Day Known as ‘the garden suburb’ from the early 20th century, Haberfield is distinctive for its parks, tree-lined streets and Federation-era homes. Today, Haberfield is a hub of creativity and renowned for its delicious Italian eateries along Ramsay Street. The next edition of the New South Wales National Trust Magazine will feature details of the Looking at Architecture day planned for 7 June 2020 in Haberfield.

January – March 2020



National Trust Way Holiday Tours

National Trust (NSW) guided holiday tours take you to special heritage places around the world to experience different cultures, environments and histories in comfort and style.

SRI L ANK A – NEW TOUR 14 NOVEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER 2020 This beautiful island nation ringed with picturesque beaches is known for its lush landscapes, ancient monuments and colourful cultural centres. Highlights include the city of Kandy, the walled city of Galle, the Rock Temple of Sigiriya, a tea plantation and wonderful cuisine. Bookings: David Smith, Travel on Capri, phone 1800 679 066.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS AND MORE 11 JUNE – 23 JUNE 2020 Visit the capital cities of the Nordic countries, with guided tours of Royal palaces, castles, museums and much more. From Copenhagen, travel by coach to Norway and its modern Viking capital, Oslo, home to the Kon Tiki museum. Train and cruise to Flam and the charming city of Bergen before flying to Stockholm, Sweden’s Venice of the North. The tour ends with an overnight cruise to Finland for two days in the city of Helsinki and its stunning architecture and design experiences. Bookings: Contact David Smith, Travel on Capri, phone 1800 679 066. Enquiries: Jill Bunning, Tour Leader, phone 0439 321 164.


14 – 25 NOVEMBER 2020

TASMANIA NEW TOUR This beautiful island–nation ringed with picturesque beaches is known for its lush landscapes, ancient monuments 25 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2020and colourful cultural centres. Highlights include the city of Kandy, the walled city of Galle, Tasmania’s natural, andacultural heritage, and its wonderful the Rock Temple of built Sigiriya, tea plantation and wonderful cuisine. cuisine and wines are all there for you to enjoy. Flying into Launceston Enquiries: onsee Capri, and leavingDavid from Smith, Hobart,Travel you will thephone Tamar1800 Valley,679 the066. historic villages and homes of Evandale and Longford, cruise the Gordon River and take the West Coast Wilderness railway. From Hobart you will experience the unforgettable MONA, and find plenty to buy at the Saturday Salamanca Markets. Bookings: David Smith, Travel on Capri, phone 1800 679 066. Enquiries: Jill Bunning, Tour Leader, phone 0439 321 164.

National Trust Way Short Tours Explore the natural, built and cultural heritage of New South Wales and Australia with a National Trust Way Short Tour.

THE STATE LIBR ARY OF NSW 5 MARCH 2020, 10.30AM Visit Australia’s oldest library for a history and heritage tour followed by morning tea. Learn about the decorative stonework, stained glass windows and the magnificent bronze doors of the Mitchell Library. You will view the marble mosaic reproduction of the Tasman map in the Mitchell Library vestibule of the beautiful Tudor-style Shakespeare Room. Meet on ground floor of the Macquarie Street Building, Sydney. Tickets: Including morning tea for Members $45, non-members $50. Bookings/enquiries: Bookings are essential. Please book through TryBooking. For enquiries contact Jill Bunning, Tour Leader, phone 0439 321 164.


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April – November


THE COAL LOADER TR ANSFORMED 30 APRIL 2020, 10.30AM The newly built Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability opened in 2011. A former industrial site with an interesting history, it was dedicated as public open space in 1997 and now includes a sustainably retrofitted cottage, wetlands, community gardens, native bushland nursery, historic tunnels, Aboriginal engravings, the platform green roof, regenerated parklands and a beautiful adjacent bushland reserve. Meet at the Coal Loader Office, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton – a 10 minute walk from Waverton Station. Please note, there is limited parking.

CANBERR A: THE EVER-CHANGING CIT Y 30 MARCH – 3 APRIL 2020 Take a private tours through the historic Lanyon Homestead, the Australian War Memorial, Old Parliament House Gardens, the National Arboretum, Australian Parliament House and the Matisse/ Picasso exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. Tour guests will be staying at the heritage-listed Hotel Kurrajong.

Tickets/bookings: Tickets include morning tea in the café for National Trust Members $45, non-members $50. Book online via TryBooking. Enquiries: Jill Bunning, Tour Leader, phone 0439 321 164.

Tickets/bookings: David Smith, Travel on Capri, phone 1800 679 066. Enquiries: Jill Bunning, Tour Leader, phone 0439 321 164.

Celebrate our 75th Anniversary with FREE Windsor Estate Sparkling! Worth



Members of the National Trust are invited to celebrate our 75th anniversary with this ‘royal offer’ fit for a Queen. Enjoy 12 rich reds and a bottle of premium English Sparkling, made from vines managed by The Crown Estate! All delivered by the National Trust Wine Service1 at below cellar-door prices. Best of all, each purchase helps support the valuable work of the National Trust.


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12 premium quality reds for just $139.99, SAVE $112 FREE bottle of Windsor Great Park Vineyard Sparkling, worth $75 Choose all-red, all-white or a mixed case with FREE DELIVERY

Call 1300 763 403 quoting ‘4651001’ or visit Terms and conditions: Offer available while stocks last. Valid for new customers only. One bottle of Windsor Great Park Vineyard per household. Order acceptance and the contract between you and us will only be formed on the dispatch to you of the product(s) ordered. Orders not accepted (nor will wine be delivered to) persons under the age of 18 years. We do not deliver to parcel lockers, and unfortunately due to rising delivery costs and current liquor laws are unable to deliver to the Northern Territory. Most orders are fulfilled within a week but please allow a few extra days if you live in a remote area. If a wine becomes unavailable, a similar wine of equal or greater value will be supplied. If you are unhappy with the substitute we’ll refund you. $112 saving is off normal retail prices of the reds case only as provided by the wineries at time of printing. All our wines are covered by our guarantee – if you don’t like a wine for any reason Wine People will refund you and arrange to collect the wine. Please see our full Terms and Conditions of Sale and details of our Privacy Policy available here: or call us on 1300 763 403. ©2019 Wine People Pty Ltd. LIQP770016550. Level 2, 407 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. All rights reserved. You must be 18 years of age or over to order wine from this site. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18.

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Horizon Our next edition features an exciting line up of events from April to June, including our guide to the National Trust (NSW)’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, details on more events and exhibitions, and the Australian Heritage Festival.

Australian Heritage Festival Get your guide to enjoying the 2020 Australian Heritage Festival, starting on 18 April until 19 May 2020. The theme this year is ‘Our Heritage for the Future’ and we have all the essential information for you to explore heritage events with the National Trust. You can also see what events are taking place across the country at australian heritage

Events for Your Health After you’ve gone to the Children’s Easter Trail at Old Government House in April, explore the early days of women’s health in the colony at Experiment Farm Cottage from 18 – 19 April then bring the kiddies’ teddy bear to see the doctor from 22 – 26 April. Find out more

Trust Time Travel Our 75th Anniversary celebrations will commence on 6 April 2020 with an exhibition of photography, ephemera and collection items at the National Trust Centre. You can look forward to our next Reflections article providing a snapshot of what’s on show.

The next edition of the New South Wales National Trust Magazine will be delivered to Members by early April 2020. You can also read the magazine online:

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Sponsors, Patrons, Supporters and Corporate Members The National Trust (NSW) acknowledges and appreciates the support we receive from these generous individuals and organisations. Patrons Mrs L Baumgart Mr R Butler OAM LLB Mr J Callaud Ms L Callaud Emeritus Professor D Carment AM Mr J Church Mr P Flick Ms R Flick Mr B Hayward Ms A Hayward Ms H Hewitt Mrs I Kaiser Mr P Poland OAM Mr J Pratten Mrs A Pratten Ms S Thomas Mr P Wade Mrs R Wade The Hon. William Windeyer Mrs G Windeyer

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Australian Heritage Festival and National Trust Heritage Awards Proudly supported by the NSW Government and the Heritage Council of NSW S.H. Ervin Gallery Supporters Holding Redlich Perptual as Trustees Art Gallery of New South Wales Fine Music 102.5FM Jolimont Foundation Margaret Olley Art Trust Winsor and Newton


Holiday Reading Motel. Images of Australia on Holidays by Tim Ross celebrates Australians love of a good holiday. Sunshine, beaches and the desire to hit the road and get out of town is an enduring part of our cultural identity. Central to those memorable journeys: the motel (and whether it had a colour TV or a pool). In his new book, Tim Ross captures the heyday of Australia’s motels via a deep trawl through the National Archives, presenting a fun snapshot of Australians on holidays.

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