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Join our very own Director of Strategy & Engagement, Caroline Butler-Bowdon, as she chairs the Documenting Hardship panel as part of Sydney Writers' Festival

Hear the winners of the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards – Stuart Macintyre, Ann McGrath and Tanya Evans as they discuss the challenges historians face when exploring sensitive topics.

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Join our very own Director of Strategy Engagement Caroline ButlerBowdon as she

Documenting Hardship Panel - Thursday 25 May 3pm - 4pm

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Sydney Living Museums
05/24/2017 at 02:34. Facebook
From 26 May until 17 June, Museum of Sydney will host two stunning light collaborations as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Find out more: slm.is/mosvividsydney

Image: Vivid Sydney 2016. Destination NSW sydney.com
From 26 May until 17 June Museum of Sydney will host two
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Sydney Living Museums
05/22/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
Over the last few months, we have been converting the silent notes on the pages of our extensive sheet #music collection into sound. At last month's Sound Heritage Sydney symposium participants heard a sample of songs from the Rouse Hill House & Farm collection dating between the 1830s and the 1870s.

Hear the talented James Doig (voice and piano) perform ‘I Love Thee Still’ (183?) by...
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Over the last few months we have been converting the silent notes

I love thee still - Jonathan Blewitt

‘I Love Thee Still’ (1830s) by Jonathan Blewitt. Performed by James Doig (voice and piano). On the 28th of March 2017, an international forum of invited expe...

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Sydney Living Museums
05/21/2017 at 06:15. Facebook
We’ve been busy developing a great program of talks and demonstrations for our upcoming Autumn Harvest at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Sunday 28 May. Led by food writer Barbara Sweeney and featuring experts including our own colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and curator Scott Hill, Anthia Koullouros of Ovvio Organics and Ankit Chopra of Eat Me Chutneys, you can hear about Rouse Hill House &...
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Weve been busy developing a great program of talks and demonstrations for
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05/19/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Happy #worldbeeday!

Photo: A Bee enjoying the dahlias at Rouse Hill House & Farm. Scott Hill for Sydney Living Museums
Happy worldbeeday Photo A Bee enjoying the dahlias at Rouse Hill House
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Sydney Living Museums
05/19/2017 at 08:20. Facebook
In celebration of National Archaeology Week, we wanted to share some interesting facts from the excavations at our Hyde Park Barracks Museum site.

Over the years we have discovered 120,000 artefacts with approximately 80% of these objects left behind by women of the Female Immigration Depot, the Hyde Park Asylum for aged and destitute women and courts and government offices. The other 20%...
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In celebration of National Archaeology Week we wanted to share some interesting

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05/18/2017 at 08:08. Facebook
Thanks to everyone who visited us today on #internationalmuseumday2017! Every day we look forward to sharing Sydney's living history with visitors to our 12 historic houses and museums.

Come and say hi soon.
Thanks to everyone who visited us today on internationalmuseumday2017 Every day we

Houses & Museums

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Sydney Living Museums
05/17/2017 at 07:29. Facebook
We’re looking for volunteers to help kids & families enjoy our exciting new LEGO® Bricks exhibition at historic Rouse Hill House & Farm.

Learn fascinating stories about the property and share your new knowledge by leading guided tours on the day.

All volunteers receive a complimentary membership to enjoy all 12 of our properties year-round. Applications close Monday 5 June.

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Were looking for volunteers to help kids families enjoy our exciting new
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Self-proclaimed ‘henpreneur’ Dave Ingham of Dave’s Rent-a-chook is an advocate for backyard chickens – they’re low-maintenance and eco-friendly, turn your kitchen scraps into garden manure and provide fresh, free range eggs year-round.

Meet Dave at our Autumn Harvest on Sunday 28 May at Rouse Hill House & Farm and find out how easy it is to introduce and maintain happy, healthy hens in your...
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Selfproclaimed henpreneur Dave Ingham of Daves Rentachook is an advocate for backyard
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Anyone have a convict ancestor with the initials 'B. A.'?

Just in time for National Archaeology Week, we have made a new discovery about convict clothing from the Hyde Park Barracks #archaeology collection. Recent conservation cleaning of textiles recovered from the main building has revealed two letters stamped on a scrap of convict shirt, for the first time illustrating a government order...
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#onthisday in 1788 on the ancient land of the Gadigal people, Governor Arthur Phillip laid the foundation stones that marked the beginning of construction of Australia’s first Government House.

For the next 50 years this house was the seat of British authority and home to the colony’s first nine governors. It was/is a powerful symbol of British colonisation of Australia.

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onthisday in 1788 on the ancient land of the Gadigal people Governor

First Government House foundation plate. Laid by Governor Arthur Phillip 1788.

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Sarah Smith
Wishing all the mothers out there a very happy #MothersDay today!

We have so many great stories of influential mothers who helped shape the history of each of our 12 properties.

In celebration of them all, find out more about Rose Seidler, whose son Harry Seidler created the iconic Rose Seidler House for his mother and father to live in.

Read more about how Rose influenced the iconic home...
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Wishing all the mothers out there a very happy MothersDay today

If these walls could talk: Rose Seidler House

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Helen Goldsack
Attention all green thumbs! We’ve launched a new blog - and you’re going to love it. From basic plant information, gardening techniques and tips, through historic vs contemporary understanding of gardens, to what’s currently in bloom at our sites.

There’s plenty to share, so take some time out and dig your way through this abundance of garden-inspo!
Attention all green thumbs Weve launched a new blog and youre going

Introducing... Plant your history

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Leslie Rogan
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Erica Dawes
Yesterday we celebrated the amazing work of our volunteers at our annual volunteer's morning tea. Every day our wonderful and hard working team of volunteers help us to bring our #museums and #stories to life and we are so grateful! #nationalvolunteerweek

Photo: David Swift / James Horan Photography PTY LTD for Sydney Living Museums
Yesterday we celebrated the amazing work of our volunteers at our annual
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Kate Fletcher
Hyde Park Barracks Museum continues to be open every day 10am-5pm, during our current gateposts and guardhouses conservation work.

Originally built by convicts, our expert team is ensuring the 200-year old stonework is conserved using traditional methods.

Read more about this fascinating work here: [ Sydneylivingmuseums.com.au Link ]

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Hyde Park Barracks Museum continues to be open every day 10am5pm during

Museum open during conservation work

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Champion soft-sand runner and Wanda beach lifesaver, Ali Najem, explains how the beach, and lifesaving, saved his life.

Another unique perspective on Sydney’s dazzling beaches from Museum of Sydney’s exhibition, Sand in the City - on until 23 July. Find out more: slm.is/sand

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This Mother's Day surprise your Mum with a Sydney Living Museums membership, giving her year-long free entry to our 12 museums and historic houses, exclusive access to events, talks and more.

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This Mothers Day surprise your Mum with a Sydney Living Museums membership
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We are excited to announce our new partnership with the University of Southampton and the Royal College of Music as part of a three-year research project exploring domestic music and heritage in the Georgian home.

The project, 'Music, Home, and Heritage: Sounding the Domestic in Georgian Britain' will be led by Principal Investigator Professor Jeanice Brooks (University of Southampton) and...
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We are excited to announce our new partnership with the University of

New Research Partnership

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For one day only, shop from a handpicked selection of products from Greater Sydney’s finest artisan producers, including Ovvio Organics, Millas Cordials, Cornersmith, Bilpin Bush Honey, CWA Castle Hill, Eat Me Chutneys and many more.

Learn about food sustainability with expert talks and hands-on demonstrations, plus discover the convict built Rouse Hill House, farm animals and outbuildings...
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Autumn Harvest festival

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**NEW EXHIBITION**

This weekend, the Head On Photo Festival launches at Museum of Sydney. See the works of the 40 finalists from the Head On Portrait Prize, along with finalists from mobile and student categories.

Enjoy a vibrant and diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices with Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait competition.

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NEW EXHIBITION This weekend the Head On Photo Festival launches at Museum

Head On Photo Awards 2017

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