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19th August

Wednesday 19th August 2020 - Biennale of Sydney

Biennale of Sydney - Cockatoo Island

Wednesday 19 August 2020 - Management Committee Meeting

Management Committee Meeting

Meeting will be conducted via Zoom Video Conference


25th August

Tuesday 25 August 2020 - Competition Night

Monthly Competition night
Open and Set Subject.

Meeting will be conducted via Zoom Video Conference


27th August

Wednesday 27th August 2020 - Rookwood Cemetery

World's largest remaining operating cemetery from the Victorian era.
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September   Castle Hill RSL Photography Club


13th September

Sunday 13th September 2020 - Highfields Garden Little Hartley

Photoshoot at Highfields Garden and Gory'u Japanese Gardens


22nd September

Tuesday 22 September 2020 - Competition Night

Monthly Competition night
Open and Set Subject.
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October   Castle Hill RSL Photography Club


27th October

Tuesday 27 October 2020 - Competition Night

Monthly Competition night
Open and Set Subject.

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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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