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September 22, 2017

October and November see the Wheatfield Gallery open with a flourish after the long winter with an enticing show by Jenny Boyes, complimented by stunning works showcasing the natural world by a selection of talented Canberra region artists, and several significant historical works, including this exceptional study after George Lambert's iconic masterpiece "Across the Black Soil Plains".

Opens 7th October 2017  

Please come to our Preview, Friday 6th October 6pm - 9pm

Wheatfield Gallery, Mill Pond Farm, 660 Majors Creek Road,...

May 16, 2017

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 posters for his collection. An unbelievable 300,...

May 16, 2017

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, a prosperous Braidwood gold buyer of the 1850s...

May 16, 2017

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 for small concerts. Most are only decorated on thr...

May 16, 2017

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 about the astonishing find resulted in twenty yea...

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