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Sun, 16 May



Colonial Connections

“Fernhill and the wider context of early colonial society”

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Colonial Connections
Colonial Connections

Time & Location

16 May 2021, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Winbourne, 1315 Mulgoa Rd, Mulgoa NSW 2745, Australia

About the Event


“Fernhill and the wider context of early colonial society”

Hosted by the Friends of Fernhill and Mulgoa Valley Inc., and under the auspices of National Trust Heritage Festival “Our Heritage for the Future”.

Three eminent historians will be presenting lectures:

· Social historian Emeritus Professor Grace Karskens: “Defending Country: remembering the long history of love and war on the Nepean River”

· Landscape historian Colleen Morris: “The Colonial Picturesque: landscapes in early Sydney”

· Cultural historian Dr. James Broadbent AM: “Sermons in Stones: houses and buildings in the 1840s”.

Joan Domicelj AM, patron of FFMV Inc., will introduce speakers.

Lectures will be held in the Edmund Rice Function & Retreat Centre at Winbourne, 1315 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa, on Sunday 16th May 2021. Arrival from 9:30 am for morning tea for 10 am commencement of lectures. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.

The lectures will end at 3.00pm, followed by an optional visit by registrants to Fernhill, with afternoon tea, courtesy of Greater Sydney Parklands.

Cost of registration (including morning tea upon arrival and lunch):

FFMV Inc. Member:  $100

Non-Member:  $120

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NB Numbers for the event are COVID restricted to 100 attendees. Tickets are non-refundable and available strictly on a first come-first served basis.

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