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Women of Distinction exhibition

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Old Government House

Old Government House Parramatta

Parramatta Park

Parramatta, NSW

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An exhibition revealing the lives of the ladies, servants and guests of Old Government House.

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While many are known to us, such as Elizabeth Macquarie, Lady Mary FitzRoy and Elizabeth Macarthur, others remain more peripheral, overshadowed by their male contemporaries and circumstances. And yet, so many were achievers beyond their years and times. Learn about Anna Josepha Coombe, who married Philip Gidley King in England in March 1791. Four days later she sailed to the colony to live on Norfolk Island, and later became the first wife of a governor to live here.

Mary Caroline Stewart, née FitzRoy, arrived with her husband and four daughters in August 1849 to take on the role of Vice Regal Hostess for her father, Governor Sir Charles FitzRoy, after the tragic death of her mother – a role she fulfilled to acclaim.

Discover stories of convicts and servants – most recently, the Matrons who cared for the boys of The Kings School, and the women of the National Trust (NSW) who readied the property for its first Royal visit in April 1970, after its care was vested in the National Trust in 1967.

You can either purchase tickets on Eventbrite which are valid for 24 hours, or you can pay on the door (minus the booking fee). If purchasing as a National Trust member, please bring membership card on the day or you may be required to pay the difference.

The exhibition is closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & Good Friday.

For more information or to make a group group booking, please contact (02) 9635 8149 or email ogh@nationaltrust.com.

Please note: the exhibition is only accessible via a flight of stairs.

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Old Government House

Old Government House Parramatta

Parramatta Park

Parramatta, NSW

Australia

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