Xmas Drinks at Old Government House
Please join us for the annual Christmas drinks at Old Government House, Parramatta.
Old Government House is the oldest surviving public building in Australia. Built by convicts, it served as the ‘country residence’ for the first ten Governors of Australia.
Today, this elegant Georgian house stands in 200 acres of parkland, overlooking the Parramatta River. It is home to the National Trust’s premier colonial furniture collection, early textiles and significant homewares from the time of the Governors.
Old Government House is situated on the traditional lands of the Burramatta Darug and is World Heritage listed.
Take the opportunity to tour the House and view the exhibition, Women of Distinction, an exhibition of the women who lived in, worked at, and influenced Old Government House throughout its decades of change; from Anna Josepha Coombe (who married Governor King), Elizabeth Macquarie, to the Matrons of The Kings School, and the women of the National Trust (NSW).
Date: Saturday, 7th December 2019
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm (1.30pm if taking the tour and exhibition viewing)
Guided tour of Old Government House available at $10 per head for Society members (free for National Trust members; member's card must be shown). For those wishing to take the tour and view the exhibition, gather under the awning near the OGH shop of the building complex at 1.30pm.
Place: Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance, Parramatta 2150 NSW. Parking available on site.
Cost: $38, finger food included. Drinks at own cost based on consumption.
RSVP: By Thursday, 21 November 2019, call Barbara Wheatley, mobile (zero four one seven two zero five two nine eight) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refer to the email announcement for booking and payment details.
Payment options (Call Barbara Wheatley to book before making payment):
- EFT deposit Refer to email announcement for bank account details. Please use your surname and initial as reference. Please also email remittance details to email@example.com.
- Credit card (Mastercard or Visa) Please provide Barbara Wheatley with your card details when you call to book.
- Cheque Please make cheque payable to “Australiana Society”. Post cheque with names of attendees and contact number to PO Box 2335, Bondi Junction NSW 1355. Please advise by email to Barbara Wheatley, firstname.lastname@example.org of your booking and that a cheque has been posted.