How did a Dharug word for an Australian native plant come to be associated with a Chinese camellia in the greenhouses of Georgian England? Vaucluse House’s ‘waratah’ camellia tells the story of an age of botanical discovery and exchange.
Sometimes good music takes a while to be appreciated. For the first time, on the 11th of October, a lively dance tune published in Sydney over 160 years ago will be performed at Vaucluse House as part of its centenary celebrations.
A century after the honorary board of trustees voted to form Vaucluse House as a museum, we celebrate their vision and pay tribute to the role Sydney Living Museums has played in preservation, conservation and interpretation.
Barbie is the iconic fasion doll of the 21st century that millions of children have grown up with. However how many people know the story of her creation? Read about Barbie's surprising origins and the dolls displayed in our Toy's Through Time exhibition.