Right twice a day
... the internal workings of the Assyrian Revival clock, which graces our Breakfast Room mantelpiece.
Suffering a cracked click spring (to which clocks like this one, featuring a French movement, are quite prone), it was no longer able to be wound, and had consequently stopped.
After a careful examination, it has now been removed for repair.
For those who are horologically inclined, Vaucluse House keeps several antique clocks in good working order. They are wound every Sunday to keep them running smoothly.
Vaucluse House is open to the public from Friday to Sunday - why not come by and see how many different, fascinating clocks your can spot, both running and stopped, on display.
After all, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019
On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.