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Woolmers

Woolmers is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding examples of 19th century rural settlements in Australia.

Rose Garden

The National Rose Garden displays the finest collections of historic roses in the southern hemisphere.

Tours

Complete a self-guided tour of the out buildings, gardens and National Rose Garden of Australia.

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Wrapped in Guilt

Most afternoon tea offerings are pleasant affairs, but very little unusual occurs.

After a delicious afternoon tea, see the special Exhibition of Quilts commemorating the famous Rajah Quilt, created by convict women while they were being transported on the convict ship Rajah, in 1841. Four convict women from the Rajah were assigned to Woolmers Estate. The afternoon finishes with a very moving video presentation titled “Wrapped in Guilt”, the story of the Rajah women at Woolmers Estate, narrated by Robyn Moore.

Time:  3pm

When: Fri. Sat. Sun.

Dates: From June 20 till end July

Cost: Tickets $30 p.p.

Includes: Exhibition, Afternoon Tea,“Wrapped in Guilt” video presentation. Proceeds to Woolmers Heritage Conservation.  Quilts on loan from Cascades Female Factory. Bookings essential.

Phone 6391 2230 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Archer Book Update

A second edition of the book Archer’s of Van Diemen’s Land is being published.  If you are a descendent of the Archer family and have received family data forms to complete, please complete these and return them as soon as possible.  If you are a descendent and have not received your forms please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see The Archers of Van Diemen’s Land facebook page.

 

Festival of Roses 2014

The Festival of Roses will be held on Sunday 16th November 2014

9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Site applications for stallholders are now open and we welcome any enquiries.

 

 

 

Woolmers Estate Open 7 days a week

From the 9th May 2014 the site is open from 11 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. daily (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday apart from our self-contained accommodation which is available all year).

11.15am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm tours of the homestead and outbuildings is priced at $20 adult, child $7, family $45.

Self-guided consist of the grounds, outbuildings and entry into the National Rose Garden at a cost of $14 adult and $32.00 for a family, concessions are also available.

Phone 0363 91 2230 for further information or contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Rose Garden at Woolmers

This outstanding Rose Garden at Woolmers displays all of the recognized rose families and represents one of the finest collections of historic roses in the southern hemisphere, ranging from the earliest European and China roses through to the roses of the twenty first century.

 
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World Heritage

Woolmers Estate is a World Heritage Listed Convict Site.

The Australain Convict Sites consists of a series of 11 sites that, in combination, express the key aspects of the Australian convict experience that are of outstanding universal value from the point of view of global history.

The sites are:

- Old Government House & Domain, Parramatta New South Wales

- Hyde Park Barracks, New South Wales

- Great North Road Complex, New South Wales

- Darlington Probation Station, Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

- Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania

- Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmania

- Cascades Female Factory

- Fremantle Prison, Western Australia

- Kingston and Arthur`s Vale Historic Area

- Brickendon and Woolmers Estates

- Cockatoo Island Convict Site

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