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From: "lozzystacker" <>
Subject: [AUS-NSW-PENRITH] Mulgoa bicentenary
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 07:20:31 +1000

Hi all

Mulgoa is celebrating the bicentenary of their first land grants in 2010 and
as part of those celebrations they have organised a few events this year!
The rebel government initiated the grants in November 1809 which were
officially confirmed on 1 January 1810 by Lachlan Macquarie.

*On Saturday 7 November there will be bus trips to the grounds of
historic houses in the Mulgoa Valley, including Foxhill, Fairlight,
Winbourne, and Glenleigh. Cost $25 - bookings essential.

*"The Cottage" will be available for inspection under the Open
Gardens Scheme on 7 and 8 November (admission $7 per person). St Thomas'
Church and Glenmore can also be viewed.

*A NPWS Discovery Walk to Mulgoa Nature Reserve and the ruins of
"Regentville". In Mulgoa Park there will be a display of vintage cars, old
motor bikes, antique machinery and quality stalls of plants, arts and crafts
and food. For bookings and further details please contact:- The Mulgoa
Progress Association, 02 47738230

*There will be a lecture on the historic houses of Mulgoa by Dr.
James Broadbent. Friday, 21st August at 7pm for 7.30 pm, Penrith Regional
Gallery and Lewers Bequest, 86 River Road, Emu Plains.

Dr. James Broadbent is well-known as an historian and conservationist. His
study has been the history of colonial houses, their furnishings and gardens
and the society that built and lived in them. Through his work as a museum
and exhibition curator, lecturer and author of the "Australian Colonial
House Architecture and Society in New South Wales 1788-1842", he has
promoted the significance of the houses and campaigned for their
conservation. James lives at The Cottage (1810), Mulgoa, an important early
bungalow which he has saved from dereliction.

Please make your payment by Friday 14th August to Kerry Spurrett, PO Box 71
Mulgoa 2745. Telephone: 02 47 738 230. The cost of tickets are $40 per
person ($30 for historical society and NFHS members), which includes
refreshments. For the reduced price you will need to show your membership
card on the application for tickets.

Best wishes

Lorraine Stacker

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