July 21, 2012

20th Century Heritage Society Regional Tour

Mudgee and district is one of NSW’s best-kept secrets – less than 4 hours from Sydney, rich in natural beauty,

Enjoy an introduction to some of its and district neighbours Kandos and Gulgong’s delights: architectural, landscape and gastronomic.

The Society’s President Dr Roy Lumby – together with local experts Colleen O’Sullivan, John Broadley, Barbara Hickson and David Mort – will open gates and doors not usually open to the public.

Kandos is an entirely 20th century town built for and from cement. Gulgong was a major gold strike site and home to poet Henry Lawson.

Meet some key local identities such as the retailing dynasty the Loneragan family, whose houses and gardens in town and country we will sample.
Learn about local architect Harold Hardwick, who was prolific through the Federation era, leaving a legacy of buildings.
Don’t miss the work of landscape designer Paul Sorensen, and nurseryman and garden designer, Walter Hazlewood, working in the country.
The weekend programme includes a gala dinner with two short talks on 20th century heritage in Mudgee and cinemas in country towns. Not to be missed!

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