Sunday 30 August

In Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient community has determined to take back the responsibility most of us leave to businesses – caring for their own dead. As their plans for a non-profit funeral home gather steam, one of their own falls fatally ill. Lynette Wallworth’s Tender is a warm, beautiful and funny look at an extraordinary community taking on one of the most essential challenges of human life …

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28.06.15
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30.08.15

Join us for our annual commemoration, followed by music and a wreath-laying ceremony with descendants of the Irish orphan girls to remember their contributions to Australian society.

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Tuesday 8 September

As World War I passes from memory to history, the meaning of the Anzacs is more contested and problematic than ever. Join Professor Bruce Scates as he considers the fraught politics of this commemoration.

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Friday 11 September

A tiny footprint can still pack a powerful architectural impact. In an era of expanding floor plans and ever increasing pressure on resources, we explore the question: does size matter?

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Sunday 13 September

The sun is up and it’s time for kids to have fun and muck in to get the chores done. Help feed the chickens, collect the eggs, grind the corn, and churn the butter.

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Saturday 19 September

Food & Words is a program of talks, ranging from scholarly to the personal, from speakers who write about food. It is a hugely entertaining experience designed for those who love thinking about and reading about food in society.

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Monday 21 September

Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Vaucluse House colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Monday 21 September – Wednesday 30 September 2015

Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Elizabeth Farm colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Thursday 24 September

Enjoy a peachy picnic on the paddock, play carnival sports and dress up to stage a story from the past.

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Friday 25 September

Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 September. Timed tickets at 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day

Theatre & play comes together as you race to complete a convict quest!

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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Vaucluse House colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Elizabeth Farm colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Saturday 26 September

Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 September. Timed tickets at 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day

Theatre & play comes together as you race to complete a convict quest!

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Sunday 27 September

Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 September. Timed tickets at 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day

Theatre & play comes together as you race to complete a convict quest!

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Monday 28 September

Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Vaucluse House colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Elizabeth Farm colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Thursday 1 October

Explore the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland, set the table, play games and host your own tea party.

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Enjoy a peachy picnic on the paddock, play carnival sports and dress up to stage a story from the past.

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Friday 2 October

Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Vaucluse House colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)

Join us in the Elizabeth Farm colonial kitchen where you’ll bake damper, churn butter and play some games too!

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Thursday 8 October

Travel back to 1969 and step into a night inspired by Sydney’s Chequers Club on the evening of its most scandalous party – with Chicago mobster Joseph Testa in town, excess is the order of the day and Chequers doesn’t disappoint.

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Friday 9 October

As the repurposing of buildings becomes common practice, we discuss the challenges and benefits for residential spaces and large scale developments, the impact on urban environments and how we can approach the reinvigoration of buildings more sustainably.

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11.09.15
09.10.15
13.11.15

Travel back to 1969 and step into a night inspired by Sydney’s Chequers Club on the evening of its most scandalous party – with Chicago mobster Joseph Testa in town, excess is the order of the day and Chequers doesn’t disappoint.

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Sunday 11 October

Celebrate the centenary of this iconic Sydney property. Learn how Sydney Living Museums looks after the building, the gardens and grounds, and conserves and interprets the objects in the property’s collection.

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The sun is up and it’s time for kids to have fun and muck in to get the chores done. Help feed the chickens, collect the eggs, grind the corn, and churn the butter.

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Sunday 18 October

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The Tank Stream was Sydney’s first water supply in the early days of the colony. It still runs under the city streets today, through a tunnel built by colonial stonemasons.

We invite you to explore Elizabeth Farm as you browse, sample, sip and shop from a handpicked selection of products from Sydney’s finest artisan producers.

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Thursday 22 October

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Members Tour the new Superhouse exhibition with Karen McCartney

Sunday 1 November

10AM – 4PM
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Save the date! Get ready to unlock the doors to the city’s most historic and architecturally inspiring buildings and spaces usually off limits to the general public.

Friday 13 November

Designing for place is one of the foremost considerations for any architect. Learn how the history and constraints of a site along with the relationship between land, climate, form and materials all inform the outcome to create a superhouse.

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11.09.15
09.10.15
13.11.15

Sunday 15 November

The sun is up and it’s time for kids to have fun and muck in to get the chores done. Help feed the chickens, collect the eggs, grind the corn, and churn the butter.

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Sunday 22 November

Enjoy an ‘upstairs downstairs’ experience as you recreate a sumptuous Regency-style breakfast and take the rare opportunity to dine in the opulent dining room at Elizabeth Bay House.

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