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NYE at The Farm

New Year’s Eve at The Farm

For the first-time ever, residents of The Hills Shire will be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve without having to leave the Shire. Welcome in...


Seeds to Sow …… Promises to Keep

A little wilderness has appeared in my garden, sown by nature, not by me! It emerged beneath my Rosa Mutabilis, a romantic display of flowers in...

Galston VIEW Club June Luncheon

Galston VIEW Club, will be holding its June Luncheon meeting at Dural Country Club commencing at 11am on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. Our guest speaker...



The Pass Room at Bridewell from Ackermann's Microcosm of London (1808-11) where Mary was first imprisoned. Drawing by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin. References: Women o of History and Wikipedia. w.400

Mary Wade: The Littlest Convict

While today’s children are thinking about Sugar Plum fairies and Santa Claus, the thoughts of ten year old Mary Wade must have been vastly...

Margaret Catchpole: The Rebel below Stairs

Margaret Catchpole, horse thief, prison escapee and convict, made her mark in Australia as surely as any ‘wild colonial boy’. Born in Suffolk, England...

Australia Day

Join the Friends of Fagan Park to celebrate Australia Day on Friday, 26 January, 2018. The Heritage Area of Netherby Homestead and Rural Museums...




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