Thank you to donors


We’ve been inspired by the passion and generosity of our donors and supporters during the Annual Appeal 2018.

As a result of the thoughtfulness of our supporters, we can continue to undertake important heritage conservation work, develop education and Indigenous programs, grow our collections and share our history for the benefit of current and future generations. We also thank those donors who have generously gifted $5000 or more annually and become members of our growing Governors’ Circle. These significant donations make a powerful difference to SLM and its work in heritage conservation.

In addition, we’re fortunate to receive ongoing donations from members when buying or renewing their membership, and donations made when tickets are purchased for events such as Sydney Open, Autumn Harvest Festival and Family Fair. These contributions, as well as bequests and other donations, including those made anonymously, are received with grateful thanks.

Governors’ Circle

  • Nanette & Stephen Ainsworth
  • Robert Albert AO & Libby Albert
  • Bill & Kate Anderson
  • Sir Ron Brierley
  • Emeritus Professor David Carment AM
  • Margot Chinneck
  • Cecelia Clarke
  • Keith Cottier AM & Elizabeth Cottier
  • Louise Cox AO
  • Chum Darvall AM
  • Colin Davies
  • Dr Zeny Edwards
  • Terry & Dianne Finnegan
  • The late Neville Grace
  • Bruce & Joanna Hambrett
  • Ronald & Rhonda Langley
  • Susan Maple‑Brown AM
  • Guy & Marian Paynter
  • Michael Rose AM
  • Penelope Seidler AM
  • Andrew Shapiro & Hannah Fink
  • Edward & Annie Simpson
  • Ian & Maisy Stapleton
  • Susannah Sweeney
  • Jonathan & Liz Trollip
  • Jill Wran AM

Annual Appeal 2018

  • Antoinette Albert
  • Sally Ball
  • Richard Beattie
  • Katie Bird
  • Braham Bloom
  • Keith Bradley AM & Kerry O’Kane
  • Eve Brenac-Mooney
  • Georgina Brett
  • Matthew Brigden
  • Neil Burley
  • Daryl & Julie Chipperfield
  • Terry Clarke
  • Mary Clements
  • Sibella Court
  • Elizabeth Evatt AC
  • John B Fairfax AO & Libby Fairfax
  • Daniel Feeney
  • Robyn Findlay
  • Pauline Griffin AM
  • Alison Herbert
  • Illawarra Historical Society
  • Barry Keen
  • Charles Latham
  • Michael & Sarah Lawrence
  • Mollie Lenthall
  • Kim Leung
  • Chrystal Marshall
  • Brian Reynolds
  • Craig Richardson
  • Colin Rimington
  • Judith Shelley
  • Margaret Short
  • Naseema Sparks AM
  • Pamela Summers
  • Bill Taylor & Virginia Howard
  • Caroline Thornton
  • Ellen Tilbury
  • Alex Wardrop
  • Georgia Wilson
  • Dr Edith Ziegler

To support SLM’s work, please visit or contact Joy England, Head of Development & Fundraising, on 02 8239 2433 or


About the Foundation

Sydney Living Museums is the State’s most active and experienced heritage institution and the Foundation plays a crucial role in helping SLM to engage with those who have a passion for the outstanding work done by SLM in maintaining, interpreting and managing NSW heritage sites.

Sound Heritage Project

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Large gathering in garden around wooden house, surrounded by white picket fence.


Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018 – finalists announcedWednesday 22 August 2018

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize.

Boy flying kite in field.

School holidays

Spring School Holidays 2018: opening hoursMonday 17 September 2018

To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

Wallpaper Neeves cottage


Wallpaper recreated for 'The Harp of the South'Friday 14 September 2018

For anyone attending the new Sydney Theatre Company (STC) play, The Harp in the South, adapted from Ruth Park’s well-known novels, you might spy wallpapers running up the back wall of the set.

Set of four photos from different angles of metal box with lens and chimney.

Library Display

New Library DisplaysFriday 14 September 2018

Two new displays in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection showcase the Rouse Hill magic lantern, and the work of textile designer Ronaele Jones


Mourning foodWednesday 12 September 2018