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Sydney Living Museums
12/02/2016 at 02:02. Facebook
Dolly’s ‘Cooking homework book’ is 101 years old.

Jenny (known as Dolly) Youngein lived in Susannah Place at 64 Gloucester Street, where her parents ran the corner shop from 1904.

Dolly’s cooking homework book is a diminutive ruled exercise book, with margins drawn neatly in red ink, containing over 60 pages of recipes, rules and techniques, handwritten by the then 12 year old Dolly.

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Opening Saturday 19 Nov, Museum of Sydney is hosting Demolished Sydney, an exhibition exploring the buildings that once shaped the city’s skyline, from the convict built Commissariat Stores to the city's last island of industry, the Kent Brewery.

Find out more: slm.is/demolishedsydney

Image: Demolition of the tram shed at Bennelong Point, Fairfax Media, 30 December 1958. Fairfax...
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Sydney Living Museums
11/30/2016 at 03:30. Facebook
Set within a re-created 1830s garden, blooming with pink china roses, lilies, bougainvillea and wild irises sits Elizabeth Farm. With its deep shady verandahs and elegant symmetry, the cottage is an iconic early colonial bungalow.

Plan your visit today: slm.is/elizabethfarm
Sydney Living Museums
11/30/2016 at 00:18. Facebook
Dive into the sun, fun and adventure of Sydney’s iconic coastline! Sand in the City is an exciting, ‘hands-on’ exhibition opening this Saturday at Museum of Sydney.

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Sydney Living Museums
11/28/2016 at 23:16. Facebook
Unlocking Heritage provides travel subsidies so primary school students can discover their own hidden histories.

Cudgegong Valley Public School recently discovered a local history connection when they visited Rouse Hill House and Farm for an education program assisted by the Unlocking Heritage Project.

Time is limited to access this special funding for eligible schools. Read about the...
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Sydney Living Museums
11/28/2016 at 02:13. Facebook
The family at Meroogal were avid entertainers, hosting ‘at home’ tea parties each month for family and friends, and took great pride in their homegrown produce and homemade treats.

This ledger book compiled as a keepsake by Helen Macgregor, who lived at Meroogal in the early 1900s, contains family favourites and specialties, many of them accredited to those whose recipes they originally were....
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Christmas is just around the corner, and we have curated a selection of quality books especially for Christmas giving.

As a limited Facebook offer, all online orders over $100.00 will receive 20% off when using the discount code: SHOPSLM20.

Promotion ends Monday 28th November at 11:59PM AEST, and applies to the Sydney Living Museums online shop only.

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It's Jacaranda season and one of the biggest trees can be found in the grounds of our charming Meroogal house museum on the NSW South Coast. Meroogal gardener Tony Boland shares the history of this magnificent tree, which is over 100 years old and thought to be the oldest Jacaranda in the Nowra area.

Nowra dressed in purple

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Medical treatment during Australia’s convict era was rudimentary, to say the least. Bleeding, through incisions inflicted by fleams, lancets and scarificators, or sucked out by cupping or leeches, was the standard method of treating various ailments at the General ‘Rum’ Hospital.

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November in Sydney is jacaranda season, and their blooming heralds the beginning of longer days and warmer weather. The vivid purple flowers create a sense of romance and magic in the city, transforming any street, any park into a place of fantasy and blushing calm.

Read more about this Sydney icon: sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/dream-tree-jacaranda-sydney-icon
In this fascinating interview with ABC ARTS "Demolished Sydney" curator Dr Nicola Teffer speaks about the exhibition and the the changing face of the city we call home.

Demolished Sydney is on now at Museum of sydney: slm.is/demolishedsydney

Demolished Sydney: How has the city's famous architecture changed?

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It's getting hot out at Rouse Hill House & Farm, and the heifers are having a nice cold drink. And drink. And drink. In the warmer months the average cow can consume 40+ litres of water a day!

Come and meet all the animals, we're open Wednesday to Sunday: [ Sydneylivingmuseums.com.au Link ]
Opening Saturday 19 Nov, Museum of Sydney is hosting Demolished Sydney, an exhibition exploring the buildings that once shaped the city’s skyline, from the convict built Commissariat Stores to the city's last island of industry, the Kent Brewery.

Find out more: slm.is/demolishedsydney

Image: Demolition of the tram shed at Bennelong Point, Fairfax Media, 30 December 1958. Fairfax...
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Our resident colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling was the special guest today on Margaret Throsby's Midday program on ABC Classic FM. Listen to the interview at the link below and hear more about the food cooked and eaten by Australia's colonial settlers.

ABC Classic FM - Midday - Colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling

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Following a sell out season in 2016, Tim Ross aka Rosso and Kit Warhurst return to Sydney in February 2017 to continue the premiere of their brand new show, back where it all started in 2012!

After rave reviews for Tim's recent series, Streets of Your Town (part 2 is screening tonight, Tues 15 Nov, on ABC TV), we are pleased to present Man About The House II - at the iconic Rose Seidler...
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Man About the House II

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Join colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling at 1pm this Sunday 13 November in the colonial kitchen at Elizabeth Farm, where you will have the chance to prepare a Christmas pudding in the traditional manner, using Mrs Beeton’s recipe from 1861. Take home your individual-sized pudding in a traditional pudding bowl, explore the house and discover how Christmas was celebrated in the colony.

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Colonial Gastronomy: Christmas Puddings

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Featuring a collection of original wildflower paintings from the 1890s, this exhibition highlights the partnership of amateur artist Gertrude Lovegrove and botanical collector William Bäuerlen.
The show reveals their ambitious and ultimately unsuccessful endeavour to produce a multi-part publication called 'The wild flowers of New South Wales'.

Find out more at: [ Slm.is Link ]

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Scurvy. The scourge of convicts and sailors alike. Find out how surgeon William Redfern transformed the prevention and treatment of this terrible disease from his base at the Sydney General 'Rum' Hospital - in what is now The Mint - making simple but profoundly effective recommendations about cleanliness, ventilation, and other hygienic practices.

Convicts and scorbutus at the General ‘Rum’ Hospital

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Not only is Tim Ross aka Rosso presenting Streets of your Town next week on ABC TV, he is also one of Sydney Open’s 2016 Ambassadors! Take a look at what he has to say about the Sydney Open program this Sunday 6 November. More at [ Slm.is Link ]
Only a few days to go now until our Sydney Open weekend!
Don't miss out the chance to win a double pass to one of our special tours: either Sydney Town Hall Clock Tower or St Mary’s Cathedral Bell Tower - simply purchase a Sydney Open Ticket [ Slm.is Link ] by tonight to get into the draw. Current Sydney Open ticketholders will automatically be entered.

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