Meroogal

Close up view of a garden with ceramic edging tiles visible in one corner with flowering plants and shrubs in the garden bed.

A 1920s garden revisited

The garden at Meroogal, dating from 1886 was a source of pride for the Thorburn and Macgregor families

A home of their own

A young woman of the Victorian era, Tot Thorburn had suitors and male friends but chose not to marry. She enjoyed a long and happy life with her sisters at Meroogal

A manuscript cookbook from Meroogal

Cooking was an integral part of the rhythm of life for the family at Meroogal, near Nowra on the south coast of New South Wales

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Baubles, brooches & beads

We wear jewellery as articles of dress and fashion and for sentimental reasons – as tokens of love, as symbols of mourning, as souvenirs of travel

Celebrating women artists across NSW

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, now in its 19th year, was launched on 16 September 2022

Child's stoneware tea set

Child's play

The imagination of a child can turn the simplest toy into a prized possession

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Close to the heart

Expressions of love and endearment have long been embodied in keepsakes or jewellery worn or held close to the body

Exterior view of Meroogal and garden
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Conservation in action: Meroogal exterior painting

We're working with specialist painters to restore damage and prevent further deterioration to the building