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Black and white engraved illustration of shootout between bushrangers and police.

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‘Well have we loved’Monday 12 February 2018

Awaiting execution at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1880, bushranger Captain Moonlite wrote moving letters describing his feelings for fellow gang member Jim Nesbitt.

 

The icing on the cakeFriday 9 February 2018

Historic house in garden setting.

Foundation

Kia Ora: compelling Kiwi storiesThursday 8 February 2018

Sepia toned photo of Meroogal house exterior with three figures behind fence.

Meroogal

A home of their ownThursday 8 February 2018

A young woman of the Victorian era, Tot Thorburn had suitors and male friends but chose not to marry. She enjoyed a long and happy life with her sisters at Meroogal.

Print with three figures on beach and one in boat, getting ready to row out to distant ship.

Hyde Park Barracks

Love at last sightWednesday 7 February 2018

Two recently acquired love tokens give us a fascinating glimpse of the emotional experiences of convicts we otherwise know only through impersonal government records.The convicts banished to the Australian...

Colourised black and white photo of bridal party on staircase.

Elizabeth Bay House

Stage royalty comes to Elizabeth Bay HouseWednesday 7 February 2018

In the 1930s, Elizabeth Bay House emerged as a glamorous events venue after hosting the wedding reception of two of the most famous celebrities of the day.

Two kids in convict costume with man in superintendent's costume outside brick building.

Hyde Park Barracks

Convict Escapades 2018 Audition NoticeTuesday 6 February 2018

Woman and man in wedding outfits in sandstone courtyard.

Weddings

A wedding in the gardenTuesday 6 February 2018