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Chinese market gardens have a very significant place in the history of Chinese settlement in Australia. For many years they were a feature in Sydney’s landscape but as the city grew, they were replaced by residential and other urban forms of land use. Hear Daphne Lowe Kelley discuss the heritage listed Chinese market gardens in La Perouse and the battle for their continuing existence at our Coffee Conversation on 3 September. Tickets available via our website: www.hha.net.au/upcoming-events Photo repost from @randwickcouncil #chinesemarketgardens #laperouse #heritage #chinese #gardens

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This Saturday join us for an expert-led tour of the Trades Hall in Sydney. Enjoy a behind the scenes exploration of this architecturally significant heritage site and museum. Designed by Australia’s first locally born architect, John Smedley, in 1895 and intended as a meeting place for trade unionists. Tickets available via our website www.hha.net.au/upcoming-events Photo repost from @ivanlsy #sydney #sydneycbd #nsw #architecture #museum #heritage

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Tonight Robert Griffin and Robert Brown will be giving a talk on the history of the Paddington terrace house. Starts at 5.30pm and held at History House, Macquarie Street. Purchase your tickets online: www.hha.net.au/upcoming-events #paddington #history #heritage #architecture #talk #Sydney #house #terrace #Repost from @cityofsydney

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Heritage Stoneworks at our Living Heritage Festival last Sunday at Tempe House, Wolli Creek. #stone #stonemason #heritage #historichouse #historicpreservation #architecture #nsw #wollicreek

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Members of the wonderful #Quilters Guild of NSW at our Living Heritage Festival last Sunday. #craft #quilting #quilts

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Come and get a free antiques valuation with Hamish Clark from Leonard Joel. Here at the Living Heritage Festival, Wolli Creek. #antiques #vintage #vintagedecor #antiquestyle #ceramics #pottery #collectable #wollicreek #lhf

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3 weeks ago

To help you plan your day at the Living Heritage Festival, the program and site map is now available to download from the website: www.hha.net.au/festival #wollicreek #festival #history #heritage #historichouse #daysout #events #market #boats #plants #bees #golf #music #lhf #arncliffe #fashion #fun #doggos #tempehouse #discoverypoint #dogfriendly #discoverypointdogcommunity #antiques #vintage #visitnsw

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FREE ANTIQUE VALUATION! Find out about your collectable – Hamish Clark, of Leonard Joel Auction House offers specialist expertise in valuing your private heirlooms, antiques and collectables. Do you have an item of significance lying around the house? Have you always wondered if that special item from your grandmother is worth anything? Bring along one of your antiques for fast valuation by an expert in the trade. Join Hamish and all our exciting demonstrators, exhibitors and stall holders at the Living Heritage Festival. This Sunday 4 August at Tempe House, Wolli Creek. More info: www.hha.net.au/festival #wollicreek #daysout #history #heritage #antiques #festival #fineart #auctionhouse #valuation

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Fashion is the perfect way to make a statement and express your personality. Join us in our 'Ruff Parade' at 2pm and show off your (or your dogs ) historical attitude as part of the Living Heritage Festival. More details and a ruff template can be found on the website: www.hha.net.au/lhfparade #parade #history #festival #dogs #wollicreek #discoverypoint #dogfriendly #discoverypointdogcommunity #daysout #lhf #arncliffe #fashion #fun #doggos #tempehouse

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As part of our upcoming #Adelaide tour we visit Collingrove Homestead. Currently closed to the public, the National Trust have invited HHA members for a private opening. Collingrove Homestead, commenced in 1856, provides a fine example of a new Australian #architecture Conceived as a little piece of England, #Collingrove is built of local stone with a slate roof. More info: www.hha.net.au/tours Photo #repost from @kayleen christie.nelson #historichouse #historicpreservation #historicalbuildings #heritage #daysout #explore #southaustralia #tour

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Experience traditional #stonemasonry skills from the State Government Heritage Stoneworks Team at the Living Heritage #Festival 4 August, Tempe House, Wolli Creek. See demonstrations of banker skills shaping recently quarried Pyrmont Yellow Block sandstone and learn about the many aspects of #heritage #restoration and #conservation practices. Come over to have a chat with expert stonemasons - specialists in conservation and restoration of buildings and structures which are of high state heritage significance whilst promoting the future of the trade through #apprentice learning of traditional trade skills. More Festival details on the website: www.hha.net.au/festival #daysout #history #wollicreek #discoverypoint #stone #trade

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4 weeks ago

We are delighted that Thorne Decorative Plasterwork are joining us for the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August at Tempe House. Thorne Decorative Plasterwork specialises in heritage plaster restoration and decorative plasterwork. Ornamental plasterwork began to feature in many Australian homes in the early 20th century and has many different styles such as Georgian, Victorian, Federation and more recently art deco which was introduced around the early 1920s. Have a chat with Callum Thorne to hear about the traditional craft methods used to restore, replicate and preserve decorative plasterwork and view a live demonstration of plasterwork moulding using hand tools. www.hha.net.au/festival Photo #Repost from @thornedecorativeplasterwork

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We hope all the delightful #discoverypoint #dogs can join us for the ruff parade. Part of the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August at Tempe House. More info on the website: www.hha.net.au/festival #wollicreek #woof #dogsofsydney #dressup #event #fun #doggos #discoverypointdogcommunity Photo #Repost from @mrskatyjayne

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last month

Reading the Landscape: The History & Heritage of a Site 4 August at the Living Heritage Festival https://www.hha.net.au/lhftalks Booking essential. Tickets are available online. Join Archaeologists, historians, authors, curators, maritime and heritage experts for a symposium on the landscape and site of the Tempe House Precinct and the Cooks River. Nine inspiring speakers have come together to discuss and delve into the layered histories of Tempe House site, landscape and the river environment. Each session of three speakers focuses on a specific theme ranging from histories of place, architecture and social life to popular expressions of history and questions of identity. #historichouse #historicpreservation #historicalbuildings #heritage #explore #architecture #landscape #talk #speaker #talk #history #senseofplace

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Pat McInerney is the co-owner of Wille the Boatman Brewery in St Peters. As part of the Living Heritage Festival at Tempe House on 4 August, Pat will outline the inspiration for the brewery, the stories of Willie the Boatman and how the brand has become a feature in the local landscape. Booking essential.Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #history #heritage #craftbeer #brewery #inspiration #stpeters #wollicreek #festival #events #daysout #talk #lhf

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Ian Tyrrell is Emeritus Professor of History at UNSW and author of 'River Dreams: The People and Landscape of the Cooks River'. As part of the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August Ian will discuss how Tempe House embodied ideas of a pastoral, Arcadian landscape derived from English painting and prose and poetry. Booking essential. Tickets are available online: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #history #heritage #historichouse #landscape #painting #poetry #tempehouse #lhf #talks #event #wollicreek #river

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Author Sarah Goldman will outline Caroline Chisholm’s story and her special connection to Tempe House in a talk for the Living Heritage Festival at Tempe House on 4 August. Caroline Chisholm was the first advocate of the #MeToo movement in Sydney - back in the 1840s she established a not-for-profit accommodation, transport and employment agency to help hundreds of poor immigrant girls arriving without shelter, jobs or personal security. Booking essential. Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #history #heritage #talk #women #festival #wollicreek #authortalk #lhf

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No experience with weaving is necessary for this fun workshop, and you will go home with an upcycled basket of your own creation. You will learn how to create a coiled basket from recycled materials including (but not limited to ) - fabric, netting, plastic, computer cables, wool, chip packets, baling twine, raffia, buttons and beads. Notes will also be provided, to prompt your memory when you get home. All materials will be provided as part of the workshop fee. Part of the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August at Tempe House, Wolli Creek. Booking essential. Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhfworkshops #upcycle #craft #weaving #recycle #basketry #making #create #workshop #learning #lhf #wollicreek

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Beautiful Terragong House was built in 1858 as a gentleman's country residence by The Hon. John Marks MLA, MLC. In 2014 - and after ownership by seven generations of the Marks family - Darryl Gordon and Simon Milner purchased Terragong from the Marks family, and a new chapter in the history of Terragong commenced. Terragong 1858 Country House Bed & Breakfast opened to guests on the Easter long weekend, 2016 HHA members receive a 10% discount on the usual room rate for stays of 2 nights or more. Email enquiries @hha net.au for booking details. #Repost from @terragongjamberoo Photo by Craig Powell @cjp46 #bedandbreakfast #bnb #luxurybnb #Jamberoo #kiama #kiamatourism #kiamansw #discover_kiama #destinationkiama #destinationnsw #illawarra #southcoastnsw #nswsouthcoast #unspoilt #countryhouse #countrygarden #colonialgeorgian #historic #heritage #historic_houses_australia #weekendaway #weekendescape #escapetothecountry #shortbreak #luxeshortbreak #sydneyweekend #canberraweekend

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Boatbuilder, writer and President of the Australian Historical Sailing Skiff Association Ian Smith will discuss the types of boats that local ferryman Willie the Boatman would have used, and the role the ferrymen, boatmen and watermen played in the community. This talks is part of the Living Heritage Festival at Tempe House on 4 August. Booking essential. Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #boats #river #ferry #history #heritage #wollicreek #cooksriver #events #talk #festival #lhf

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Curator and Conservator Robert Griffin outlines the processes for caring for your special collections – furniture, ceramics, silverware and other metal objects, glass, paintings, photographs, books or textiles. Whatever their material or form, these items need special care. In the workshop, Robert will provide practical advice and demonstrate methods to ensure proper care and conservation. Part of the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August at Tempe Housse, Wolli Creek. Booking essential. Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhfworkshops. #antiques #conservation #furniture #ceramics #workshop #learning #skills #heritage #wollicreek

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Ross Berry is the honorary historian of Tempe House and in his talk for the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August he highlights the design of Tempe House, by fashionable Colonial architect John Verge. Hear about the ownership of the estate for more than 100 years by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan who built beautiful St Magdalene’s Chapel in 1888 and how the estate was placed on the NSW Heritage Register in 1999 to ensure its permanent preservation for the future. Booking essential.Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #architecture #history #heritage #colonial #events #wollicreek #architect #talks #lhf

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Colleen Morris is a landscape heritage consultant with extensive experience in garden history, the assessment of cultural landscapes and conservation management. We are delighted that Colleen will be talking at the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August. This talk will focus on the development of the garden around Tempe House and the wooded hill that Alexander Brodie Spark later called Mt Olympus, emphasising the association between his European travels in search of the ‘picturesque’ and his own vale of Tempe. Booking essential.Tickets are available online: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #history #heritage #gardens #landscapes #tempehouse #lhf # #festival #talk #event #wollicreek

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Newspapers, commercial directories and local Government records are a rich source of information for anyone interested in tracing the history of a house. Join Jane Britten for our workshop to look at what is available and how to use it. Part of the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August at Tempe House, Wolli Creek. Booking essential. Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhfworkshops #history #heritage #research #workshop #house #home #festival #lhf #wollicreek

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Paul Irish is an historian, archaeologist and author of 'Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney'. As part of the Living Heritage Festival at Tempe House on 4 August, Paul will explore the ancient and ongoing Aboriginal connections to the Cooks River. Booking essential. Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #history #heritage #aboriginal #cooksriver #wollicreek #archaeology #festival #lhf #author

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Join James Robertson, owner of a heritage property, to explore environmental sustainability and energy efficiency in your heritage home. This workshop covers everything from sourcing sustainable building materials to navigating the design and building process. A skilled and experience facilitator, James will ensure that discussions identify real solutions to your current challenges. This workshop is part of the Living Heritage Festival on 4 August at Tempe House, Wolli Creek. Tickets available online: www.hha.net.au/lhfworkshops #heritage #environment #building #sustainability #workshop #design #event #wollicreek #lhf #learn #engage

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Hilary Davidson is a dress historian, curator and lecturer, and HHA are pleased to announce that she will be talking as part of our Living Heritage Festival at Tempe House on 4 August. Hilary will draw on her expert knowledge of the history of fashion - from archaeological textiles to shoe making to explore colonial fashions and fashionabilities in the 1830s. Tickets and more information available: www.hha.net.au/lhftalks #fashion #fashionhistory #regency #talks #events #history #heritage

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A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who came to Lindesay to help with the quarterly newsletter mail out today. #historichouses #volunteerappreciation #volunteers #helpinghands

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June 2019

Mark Matheson heading our tour of the South End of the Cook’s River. This stop was the beautiful 1830s Tempe House, the location for our Living Heritage Festival on 4 August. Find out more on our website: www.hha.net.au/festival #daysout #explore #architecture #house #events #wollicreek #discoverypoint #festival #fun

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June 2019

Tickets now available for our Living Heritage Festival at Tempe House on 4 August. Traditional trade skills on display include heritage stonework, paint, stenciling and wood graining techniques. Exhibition of rare colonial fashion gowns with demonstrations by a range of craft artisans. Learn the art of quilling and join a sewing circle. Across Discovery Point Park and Mt Olympus enjoy history pop-up and tours – hear from local historians about the stories of the people, house and life around Tempe House from the 1830s to today’s restoration. Chat to the experts about native bee keeping, heritage sustainability and learn about how life was lived on the banks of the Cooks River. www.hha.net.au/festival #festival #event #wollicreek #nsw #daysout #marketstall #history #heritage #historichouse #craft #creative #whatsonsydney #arncliffe #innerwest #exhibition #sewing #sustainability #exhibition

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June 2019

19 June – 6 July 2020 English Arts and Crafts Houses, Gardens and Collections: an 18 day fully escorted tour led by Dr James Broadbent AM. The HHA’s 2020 English study tour will focus on the Arts and Crafts Movement. Our tour encompasses the work of the Movement’s major designers – including William Morris, Philip Webb, C.F.A. Voysey, Charles Robert Ashbee, Detmar Blow, Gertrude Jekyll, Edwin Lutyens, Ernest Gimson and the Barnsley brothers – visiting major examples of their work in the Home Counties, the West Country and the Cotswolds. Including Kelmscott Manor (pictured ). As with all the HHA study tours there are also visits to many important but smaller and more unusual places and to houses, gardens and collections not normally open to the public. www.hha.net.au/tours #Repost from @hannaiquo #kelmscottmanor #kelmscott #williammorris #janemorris #rossetti #preraphaelite #artsandcrafts #art #countryhouse #englishcountryhouse #countrygarden #travel #tour

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June 2019

#Repost from @ryan__hann Bungaree Station We will visit this stunning property as part of our upcoming Adelaide & Surrounds tour from 19 Sept - 22 Sept 2019 For more information on our tour, check out our website www.hha.net.au/tours #Bungaree #bungareestation #1841 #southaustralia #clarevalley #clarevalleywines #australia #station #australianarchitecture #australianarchitects #australianarchitect #australianhistory #farming #australianproperty #mansion #bighouse #historical #historicalhouse #farminglife #farminglifeaustralia #historichouse #tour #picturesque

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#Repost from @songofanni Enjoy a cocktail welcome at Ayers House as part of the HHA tour of Adelaide & Surrounds (19 Sept - 22 Sept 2019 ). Register your interest to get 'first option' on tickets: https://www.hha.net.au/tours #ayershouse #adelaide #heritage #historichouse #historicpreservation #historicalbuildings #daysout #tour #adventure #countryhouse

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