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Special Edition - National Trust of Australia (NSW)
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The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales)
                                        
The National Trust of Australia is a community-based, non-government organisation, committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage through its advocacy work and its custodianship of heritage places and objects.

We would like to share with you those properties that enjoy the benefits of CAS membership. 

Please take the time to look around their pages on our website.

 



NSW Armidale

Sauramez Homestead
This ten-hectare grazing property was first inhabited by British settlers led by Henry Dumaresq in the 1830s. Today it includes an elegant, extensive, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, built between 1888 and 1906, and 15 farm and other buildings dating up to 1910, with their collections of early farm equipment. After your guided tour of the house, if time permits, you can stroll through Mary White's garden, with Edna Walling style cottage garden, the picking garden, formal gardens and the lawns.
 
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NSW Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery

The Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). Run by the National Trust, the sandstone cottage and landscaped grounds are open 7 days a week and there is a specialist gift shop and cafe.

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NSW Goulburn
Riversdale

Built in the late1830’s as a coaching inn, Riversdale later became home to the district surveyor Edward Twynam and his family. Edward was appointed Chief Surveyor of NSW during the 1890’s, his family occupied Riversdale for almost 100 years prior to purchase by the National Trust. Standing with its original paddocks and out buildings, Riversdale is a fine example of a Colonial Georgian home surrounded by splendid gardens and picnic grounds. The collection includes spectacular embroideries and woodcarvings crafted by Mrs Emily Rose Twynam over a century ago.

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NSW Parramatta
Experiment Farm Cottage

Experiment Farm cottage stands on the site of the first land grant in Australia, made in 1789 by Governor Phillip to the former convict James Ruse. The Indian-style bungalow there today was built by Surgeon John Harris, who purchased the land from Ruse in 1793. The Cottage is thought to have been built by c1835, making it one of Australia’s oldest standing properties..

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NSW Yass
Cooma Cottage

On the banks of the Yass River, Cooma Cottage is in the heart of the rich sheep grazing country which attracted pioneers in the early 1820s and 1830s. The original colonial bungalow, built by pioneering pastoralist Henry O’Brien for his younger brother Cornelius, forms part of the complex of dwellings and stables built later by the great Australian explorer Hamilton Hume. The property is preserved as Hume’s home, where he lived for 33 years until his death in 1873.

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NSW Berrima

Harper's Mansion
Overlooking historic Berrima, this wonderful colonial Georgian house was built from 1834 by local publican and former district constable James Harper.  Harper's Mansion is built from local sandstone, hardwood, cedar and hand-made bricks. The house is furnished in period style and is set in 2 acres of strolling cool climate gardens that features a large produce, herb and fruit tree garden, heritage rose beds and large hedge maze.

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NSW Dubbo

Dundullimal
Dundullimal, the oldest slab hut in Australia, is a special experience which allows visitors to step back into rural life in the early colony. Its story is one of amazing endeavour and vision, evidenced in the creation of a finely crafted, albeit rustic home, which has survived in near original condition at a time when the land was beyond the limits of settlement.

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NSW Maitland

Grossman & Brough House
These mirror image houses are located in one of New South Wales’ finest mid-Victorian streetscapes. Grossmann House is a fully furnished 1870s town house with a rich textile collection. It contains the best National Trust collection of Victoriana in the State. Another option is for a National Trust person to come on your coach and give a one hour district tour as part of a package - with the guided tour of Grosssman House and refreshments.

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NSW Parramatta

Old Government House
Old Government House was built by 1816 and is the oldest surviving public building in Australia, set within Parramatta Park with sweeping views of Parramatta River. The beautiful Georgian stately home is not only considered an Australian treasure but is now also on the World Heritage List. Old Government House was the home to the first 10 colonial governors and now holds one of the Nation’s most outstanding collections of Australian colonial furniture.

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