Open Days and Public Meetings - 2018

(Dates and events may be subject to change)

Open Days are held on the 2nd Sunday in March, July, September and November from 11am-4pm.   An entry fee of $3.00 per person is charged, with children under 5 years admitted free.  

Public Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday in February, the 3rd Sunday in May, and the Annual General Meeting is held on the 2nd Sunday in August. Meetings commence at 2pm. A Guest Speaker is booked for each meeting with Afternoon Tea provided.


February 2018
Sunday 11th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Sue Castrique
Topic:  "Under the Colony's Eye: Gentlemen and Convicts on Cockatoo Island" - convict history of the island from 1839 to 1869. (Sue's book won the Kay Daniels Award from the Australian Historical Association in 2016.)


March 2018
Sunday 11th - Open Day - 11am-4pm
Exhibitors: 
On the front lawn - Isuzu Car Club of Australia; Mini Car Club of NSW; Old Motoring Club.
Inside the house - Display by the Makers Circle at the Peacock Gallery (Auburn) - information on learning new skills from artists and crafts people from the gallery;  Spoon Collectors Club; arts & crafts stalls.
On the northern verandah - Western Sydney Woodturners; The Traditional Tools Group.
                                                                                                                       

May 2018
Sunday 20th - Public Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  John McKenna

Topic:  "150th Anniversary of the capture of the Clarke Gang" - arguably Australia's most notorious bushrangers.


July 2018
Sunday 8th - Open Day - 11am-4pm
Major Exhibitors:  On the front lawn - American Independent Car Clubs, including Studebaker, Hudson, Terraplane, Rambler, Willies, Packard and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club - plus WWII Jeeps NSW
Inside the house - Display by Wentworth Quilters; arts & crafts stalls.
On the northern verandah - Western Sydney Woodturners; The Traditional Tools Group.



August 2018
Sunday 12th - Public Meeting and Annual General Meeting - 2pm
Guest Speaker:  Ann Howard
Topic: "A Carefree War" - Australian child evacuees in WWII.


September 2018
Sunday 9th - Open Day - 11am-4pm 
Major Exhibitors:  Mustang Owners Club - State Concours
City of Holroyd Brass Band
Inside the house - Display by Carnival Glass Association; Parramatta Female Factory Friends; arts & crafts stalls.
On the northern verandah - Western Sydney Woodturners; The Traditional Tools Group.

Sunday 23rd September – Wentworth Quilters Exhibition.  From 9.30am-4.00pm - $6.00 entry.  This is not a Friends of Linnwood hosted event.  For further details, contact Wentworth Quilters - pam.rich@bigpond.com                                                     Click here for flyer


November 2018
Sunday 11th - Open Day - 11am-4pm
Centenary of Armistice Day - 11th November 1918.  The "Last Post" will be played and the Australian flag raised at 11.00am, followed by a minute's silence.
Major Exhibitors:  On the front lawn - All British Day -  Rolls Royce Owners Club, Rover, Jaguar, Range Rover, Alvis, Wolseley, Morris Register, Antique & Classic Car Club.
Plus: The Trevor Thomas Big Bikes Day - Display of Vintage Motor Bikes by The Vincent HRD Owners Club.
Inside the house - Display by Christine McKenna - "Til the boys Come Home" - women's and children's fashion during the WWI era;  WWI postcard and photographic displays;  arts & crafts stalls.
On the northern verandah - Western Sydney Woodturners; The Traditional Tools Group.


December 2018

Sunday 9th - Members' Christmas Lunch



Minutes of Public Meetings

August 2017 - Public Meeting                                                                                                                                                                               August 2017 - Annual General Meeting                                                                                                                                                                    May 2017 - Public Meeting                                                                                                                                                                                         February 2017 - Public Meeting