We've moved. After thirteen exciting and rewarding years at Mill Pond Farm during which we've completed all of the main stages of conservation and restoration to the historic buildings, and opened the farm to over 7,000 visitors each year, the time has come for new custodians. The lovely new owners of Mill Pond Farm will relaunch this site with further exciting developments during 2021.
Thanks to all those who helped us on our journey.
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Opening on Saturday June 10th 2017, our exhibition and sale of vintage film posters is a great opportunity to buy some fabulous and rare mementos from the classic years of Hollywood. The collection of over 200 rare original posters has been selected from an amazing horde assembled privately over six decades by a Sydney man working as a cinema booking agent. Travelling all over the east coast of Australia from the 1940s onwards, he befriended cinema managers who would save up
The carriage used from about 1851 to about 1875 to carry gold from the mining areas of Araluen and Major's Creek to Braidwood for transfer on to Sydney was discovered in a private collection south of Braidwood during 2008. The carriage was purchased by gold exploration company Cortona Resources and gifted to the Braidwood Historical Society where it is now a cenral exhibit. This highly important carriage was originally supplied for the Gold Escort by Mr John Huxham Blatchford
Our delightful square piano forte was made in London in 1806, and generously sent out to us by our lovely English relatives recently, having been with our family for many years. The little piano is the first development beyond a harpsichord, so has a very soft tone, a single sustain, or hard, pedal, and one octave fewer of keys. The beautiful mahogany case is inlaid with string detail in boxwood and ebony on four sides, suggesting that it was used in the middle of the room fo
Our exhibition "Everything Stops for Tea" has been running since May and we've welcomed over 1300 visitors keen to see the amazing array of antique tea and coffee accessories and paraphernalia assembled in the course of twenty years of research on the centrepiece - Lieutenant Governor David Collin's early Colonial tea caddy, made for him by his friend, the convict James Grove in Port Phillip Bay in 1803. The tea caddy was discovered in Tasmania in 1997 and early controversy a