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Drummoyne House 1860s

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Drummoyne House remembered...Wednesday 12 June 2019

A recent visitor to the Museums Discovery Centre saw SLM's immense carved, timber window cornice from Drummoyne House and was immediately transported back to her time living in the house.

Children enjoying a convict meal

Hyde Park Barracks

Nine News: A convict meal Thursday 6 June 2019

NSW Governor Margaret Beazley with school children

Hyde Park Barracks

SMH: A king's feast of beef, pudding but no rum 200 years onWednesday 5 June 2019

NSW Governor Margaret Beazley AO, QC with school children from Fort Street Public School

Hyde Park Barracks

Re-enactment marks 200th anniversary of the BarracksTuesday 4 June 2019

Tuesday 4 June marks the 200th anniversary of the first convicts to take up residency in Hyde Park Barracks – recognising the beginning of new chapter of Australian history.

Painting of Hyde Park baracks from south western courner shortly after construction with two men in front. It looks dry and there are no trees.

Hyde Park Barracks

On this day: an ‘excellent institution’ opensTuesday 4 June 2019

On Friday 4 June 1819, the Hyde Park Barracks officially went into operation.

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Deep Time Dreaming
Uncovering Ancient Australia
Underworld
Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
How Cities Work
By James Gulliver Hancock

 

Houses & Museums

On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
24 August 2019
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
24 August 2019
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
25 August 2019
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
23 August 2019
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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