Mow-vember returns to Vaucluse House
The team was inspired by the story of convict adventurer, Sir Henry Browne Hayes who was transported to New South Wales for kidnapping heiress Mary Pike. Judge-Advocate Ellis Bent described Hayes as a man who ‘vowed never to cut the Hair on his Upper lip, which, is very long and gives him a very formidable and grotesque appearance’.
Our ‘Mow-vember’ team members – Tony Boland, Ronald Dennison, Andrew Gleeson, Stephen Goldsworthy, Steve Halliday, Stephen Hanson, Stuart Macpherson and Anita Rayner -
have similarly vowed never to cut the patch of grass underneath the north end of the Vaucluse House stables during the month of November 2014.
You can support the Movember Foundation’s funding for men’s health programs and the Vaucluse House team’s efforts by contributing to the team’s fundraising page at:
Make sure you follow Sydney Living Museums’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds to keep up with the latest photos and breaking ‘Mow-vember’ news from Vaucluse House including details about our ‘Mow-off’ on Monday 1 December.
Raising the prominence of Aboriginal perspectivesThursday 12 September 2019
After securing grant funding from the NSW government to support the site of First Government House, the Learning Team have seen a number of successes in in their efforts to raise the prominence of Aboriginal perspectives related to the site, in their school excursion programs and teaching practice.