Songs of Home Highlights II

Recently, the Museum of Sydney held an exhibition called Songs of Home fall about Australian musical traditions. I found that I had so many interesting artefacts and songs to share with you from the exhibition that I split my blog post in two. In Songs of Home I, I explained the premise of the exhibition…

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Songs of Home I

A couple of weeks ago I visited Songs of Home (2019) an exhibition held at the Museum of Sydney. It has now finished but I have so many pictures and stories to share with you from it. Songs of Home is a celebration of Australian music and musical traditions from before colonisation in 1788 and…

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Underworld at the Museum of Sydney

What was Sydney like in the 1920’s? The decade following the Great War was known as the Roaring Twenties and books like the Great Gatsby epitomise the opulence and new freedom found by many during the period. I immediately think of shimmering flappers, the Charleston, and excessive parties. But that couldn’t have been everyone’s experience,…

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Winterfest 2017

At the beginning of July, Hawkesbury Showground Sydney plays host to a medieval fair called Winterfest. Running over the weekend from 10 am till 5 pm, this fair is suitable for the entire family and for a range of medieval enthusiasts. What can I see at Winterfest? Mounted Skill at Arms Display It took a…

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Pompeii Rescue: Object Highlights

Pompeii Rescue: Navy, Empire, Catastrophe is currently on at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. It is a relatively small exhibition with internationally sourced objects from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples as well as the Pompeii and Herculaneum Excavations. This exhibition is not all about Pompeii and Herculaneum. The opening 3D film…

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The St Ives’ Medieval Faire

On a drizzling September day two years ago, I headed to the St Ives’ Medieval Faire. Crazy medieval enthusiast? Yes, yes I am. But I will note for the record that I did not dress up – although I certainly admired the costumes of those who did! Run over one whole weekend in September every…

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