Mow-vember returns to Vaucluse House


The gardening team at Vaucluse House is once again contributing to the annual Movember fundraising campaign for men’s health by nurturing a ‘grass moustache’ on the lawns of 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.


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