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This week’s focus:
This week for #DiscoverSLM join us in celebrating all things architecture. Stay tuned for interesting stories and images from our properties and join us as we launch our first-ever digital Sydney Open program 6-8 November.
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A short history of The Mint
When Lachlan Macquarie began his term as governor of NSW in 1810, Sydney was in desperate need of a new hospital.
Papier mâché cornice
In the mid-19th century, papier mâché was used as an alternative to plaster for architectural mouldings like cornices and ceiling roses.
Mini Museum Models
Make your own mini museum! Choose from six Sydney Living Museums properties. Simply download the plans, colour, cut, fold and glue.
Family members recall Auntie Tottie Thorburn cooking these biscuits, cut into fingers, on large baking trays in the fuel stove at Meroogal.
Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums.
One of the most interesting plants growing at Vaucluse House today is the Prickly Pear. This curious succulent had a variety of uses for the early colonists in Sydney.
Vaucluse House turrets
Standing approximately 30 metres above ground level, the beautiful corner turrets atop Vaucluse House have recently undergone stabilisation and conservation work.
Artist in Resident
Dr Lisa Cooper
Find out more about our first artist in residence, Dr Lisa Cooper, a Sydney-based artist and florist.
Hyde Park Barracks
Commemorating the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park BarracksMonday 31 August 2020
On Sunday 30 August 2020 the Annual Famine Commemoration was held at The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park Barracks.