Violoncello, 1814. Photo © Jenni Carter for Sydney Living Museums; Harmony before matrimony [detail], William Brocas, c1805, after James Gillray.  Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Gift of Miss A Stone 1936.


Read stories from our Songs of Home exhibition and related stories about music at our houses and museums.

Songs of Home stories

Other SLM music stories

More about music at SLM

Playing our song

Music offers a unique window into our past, and the stories and collections of Sydney Living Museums’ properties contain compelling clues about the music played and enjoyed by earlier generations.