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ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: End of Year Visit to Richlands and Riversdale

2 December 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT

Riversdale (photo Michael Bligh)

A Self-Drive Day visit to Richlands and Riverdale.

AGHS members and friends are invited to a special end of year day, a self-drive visit to Richlands just north of Taralga and Riversdale, the historic house and garden in Goulburn.

Richlands has a long history.  Land in the Taralga area was taken up by the Macarthur family from Camden Park in the 1820s, and the house was built in 1845.  The estate was managed for the Macarthur family until 1908 when the property was resumed by the New South Wales Government. It was broken up for closer settlement and sold in 30 smaller lots in 1910. The central section was purchased by Henry Twynam and it is still in family hands. Stephen and Rosanna Horn, branch members of AGHS, are the current owners and have generously invited us to see the Georgian house and walk in the grounds with its roses and old trees

After morning tea we will drive to Riversdale in Goulburn.

Originally built as a coaching inn (1840) Riversdale became a school and then a small holding.  In 1872 it was bought by the Twynam family. In 1967 it was purchased by the National Trust, becoming one of their real treasures.

After lunch in the courtyard, we will have a guided tour of the house interior and a special tour of the garden which has gone through two major phases of restoration by teams of volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to see these interconnected properties and spend a happy early summer day with friends.

Cost: AGHS members $50, others $55 (includes visits to the two properties, morning tea and a boxed lunch, and a guided tour of Riversdale as well as a special tour of the Riversdale garden).

Bookings: are essential. Book at Trybooking. Bookings close Wednesday 23 November.

Enquiries: Nancy Clarke or 0423 690 626.


2 December 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT
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