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Wednesday 18th September 2019 - Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year

View the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum


 
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14th October

Monday 14 October 2019 - Landscape SIG

Landscape Special Interest Group Meeting

 

15th October

Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Portraiture SIG

Portraiture Special Interest Group Meeting


 

19th October

Saturday 19th October - A Day at the Polo

Gold Cup Polo Tournament at Richmond


 

26th October

Saturday 26th October - Chromefest

A tribute to classic American Rock & Roll, Autos and Hot Rods

 

27th October

Sunday 27th October - Chromefest

A tribute to classic American Rock & Roll, Autos and Hot Rods

 

29th October

Tuesday 29 October 2019 - AV SIG

Audio Visual Special Interest Group Meeting

 

30th October

Wednesday 30th October - A Day at Retford Park

A day at Retford Park, a National Trust property located in Bowral
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6th November

Wednesday 6th November - Sculptures by the Sea

Photograph Sculptures by the Sea and surrounding seascapes

 

16th November

Saturday 16th November - BMX Racing - Castle Hill

Practise your panning and shutter speeds skills

 

18th November

Monday 18 November 2019 - Nature & Sports/Action SIG

Nature & Sports/Action Special Interest Group Meeting

 

19th November

Tuesday 19 November 2019 - Portraiture SIG

Portraiture Special Interest Group Meeting



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Calendar > October 2019

Wednesday 30th October - A Day at Retford Park


 
James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19 April 2016 in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property.
 
Retford Park is a place of great heritage significance; its European history extends back to grants of land promised to Edward Riley senior by Governor Macquarie in 1821.
 
The house was built in 1887 by Samuel Hordern (1849-1909) merchant and stockbreeder, and his wife Jane nee Booth. The house at Retford Park (designed by Albert Bond) is set on a low rise, a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence. It was in 1964 that James Fairfax bought the property and started to turn it from an agricultural property to a gentleman’s residence.
 
Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wander through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique.
Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of five emus.

Meet at the entrance of Retford Park at 10.00am. During the day we will be taken on a guided tour of the house and yes photography is permitted inside the house. We can meander and photograph the gardens which, rain permitting, will be at their spring best.

So bring your favourite lenses for architecture, macro, birdlife and don’t forget your flash!

The cost for the day is $23.00 per person which includes entry and the guided tour of the house.



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