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AUSTRALIA DAY 2010 – Celebrate at National Trust properties around NSW

January 11, 2010toJanuary 26, 2010


  • 26 January 2010
  • Various locations around NSW – see below for details.
For a gold coin donation, you can celebrate Australia Day with National Trust and sample Australia ’s heritage at the following locations:
Saumarez Homestead, Armidale will be open for a sausage sizzle and Devonshire tea. A ten-hectare property grazing property established in the 1830s including 20 buildings, charming gardens and farm area with stables, Saumarez is located on the New England Highway, Armidale.
Open: 10am – 5pm
New England Highway, Armidale.
Old Government House, Parramatta will be celebrating the bicentennial year of Lachlan Macquarie’s governorship on this historic day. Come and visit the fully restored house he and his wife Elizabeth built. Amid the music, rides, activities and crowds of Parramatta Park there will be a quiet haven in the grounds of Old Government House. Activities include children’s story telling, stalls of second hand books and other items, barbeque and lamingtons, wine tasting and house tours. Or simply while away the day in the quiet surrounds as you contemplate centuries of history. Take home a commemorative certificate and much, much more as memories of your Australia Day visit to Old Government House.
Open: 10am – 4pm
Parramatta Park , Parramatta .
Harris Park:
Experiment Farm Cottage, Harris Park offers a chance to see a charming Indian-style bungalow containing a fine collection of Australian colonial furniture – perfect for a hassle-free day out.
Open: 10:30am – 3:30pm
9 Ruse St, Harris Park.
The stunning Norman Lindsay Gallery , Faulconbridge, home to one of Australia ’s most prolific and controversial artists, is filled with the beautiful etchings, oils, watercolours, ship models and novels for which he became famous. Join a guided garden tour or bushwalk to discover this picturesque place in the Blue Mountains .
Open: 10am – 4pm
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge.
Stroll through the beautiful gardens of Everglades, Leura – Australia ’s most spectacular inter-war garden. Enjoy a performance of bush poetry by Gregory North. Gorgeous gardens, native bushland, stunning Jamison Valley views and the Art Deco house make this a spectacular day out for the whole family. Treat the family to the all-day sausage sizzle and there’ll be other food, drinks and home made cakes are available to purchase on the day.
Open: 10am – 5pm
37 Everglades Ave, Leura.
Have a great day out at Dundullimal, Dubbo, a timber slab homestead built in the early 1840s and enjoy the atmosphere of the stables and farm animals. Hear the amazing University of the Third Age recorder group and see traditional activities like silver smithing, wool spinners, whip cracking and artists painting on the day.
Open: 10am – 4pm
Obley Road, Dubbo.
Get lost in the maze at Harper’s Mansion, Berrima, a two-storey residence built in 1834, with a cool climate garden. Enjoy the beautiful garden views and learn more about this fascinating slice of history.
Open: 10:30am – 4pm
Wilkinson St, Berrima.
Standing in its original paddocks and out buildings, Riversdale, Goulburn is a fine example of a single-storey colonial Georgian cottage, surrounded by splendid flowering gardens.
Open: 10am – 3pm
Maud St, Goulburn.
Located on the banks of the Yass River , Cooma Cottage is a colonial bungalow most noted as the home of the Australian born explorer, Hamilton Hume. Join a guided tour of this historic property, built by pioneering pastoralist Cornelius O’Brien in the 1830s. See the special unveiling of the Cooma Cottage turret that has undergone extensive restoration work by our dedicated volunteers.
Open: 10am – 4pm
756 Yass Valley Way, Yass.

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