What’s On

Aug
31
Sat
Women of Distinction: Revealing the Lives of the Ladies, Guests and Servants of Old Government House @ Old Government House
Aug 31 2019 – Aug 16 2020 all-day
Women of Distinction: Revealing the Lives of the Ladies, Guests and Servants of Old Government House @ Old Government House |  |  |

A new annual exhibition in the upstairs rooms of Old Government House brings together items from the National Trust (NSW)’s collections and on loan from other sources, to provide new insights into the women who lived in, worked at and influenced this nationally significant place throughout its many decades of change.
While many are known to us, such as Elizabeth Macquarie, Lady Mary Fitzroy and Elizabeth Macarthur, others remain more peripheral, overshadowed by their male contemporaries and circumstances. And yet, so many were achievers beyond their years and times.
Learn about Anna Jospeha Coombe, who married Philip Gidley King in England in March 1791. Four days later she sailed to the colony to live on Norfolk Island, and later became the first wife of a governor to live here. Mary Caroline Stewart, nee Fitzroy, arrived with her husband and four daughters in August 1849 to take on the role of Vice Regal Hostess for her father, Governor Sir Charles Fitzroy, after the tragic death of her mother – a role she fulfilled to acclaim.
Discover stories of convicts and servants – most recently the Matrons who cared for the boys of The Kings School, and the women of the National Trust (NSW) who readied the property for its first Royal visit in April 1970, after its care was vested in the National Trust in 1967.
(Please note the exhibition is only accessible via a flight of stairs.)

Old Government House is open Tuesday –Sunday, 10am-4pm (last entry at 3.30pm), closed Mondays.

May
25
Mon
Penrith Lions Club Meeting @ Penrith Bowling Club
May 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Penrith Lions Club Meeting @ Penrith Bowling Club

New members always welcome at the Penrith Lions Club.

May
27
Wed
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground
May 27 @ 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground | Penrith | New South Wales | Australia

A large midweek market held every Wednesday morning, rain, hail or shine/

This large mid-week market sells a variety of products, ranging from plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, auto supplies, pets, bric a brac and more!

There is something for everyone.

May
28
Thu
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway

Harness racing is held at the Penrith Paceway every Thursday night, with the usual start time of around 6pm for the first race.

May
29
Fri
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club
May 29 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club | Richmond | New South Wales | Australia
See the dogs run!

Richmond Race Club conducts greyhound racing each Friday Night.

The club also has Wednesday twilight meetings throughout the entire season.

Entry Adults $7, Seniors and accompanied children under are 16’s free.

The Club has a restaurant, kiosk, coffee shop and bar and function facilities for the enjoyment of on-course patrons.

The track has a loam surface with a cable lure system in operation.

Jun
3
Wed
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground
Jun 3 @ 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground | Penrith | New South Wales | Australia

A large midweek market held every Wednesday morning, rain, hail or shine/

This large mid-week market sells a variety of products, ranging from plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, auto supplies, pets, bric a brac and more!

There is something for everyone.

Jun
4
Thu
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway
Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway

Harness racing is held at the Penrith Paceway every Thursday night, with the usual start time of around 6pm for the first race.

Jun
5
Fri
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club
Jun 5 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club | Richmond | New South Wales | Australia
See the dogs run!

Richmond Race Club conducts greyhound racing each Friday Night.

The club also has Wednesday twilight meetings throughout the entire season.

Entry Adults $7, Seniors and accompanied children under are 16’s free.

The Club has a restaurant, kiosk, coffee shop and bar and function facilities for the enjoyment of on-course patrons.

The track has a loam surface with a cable lure system in operation.

Jun
10
Wed
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground
Jun 10 @ 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground | Penrith | New South Wales | Australia

A large midweek market held every Wednesday morning, rain, hail or shine/

This large mid-week market sells a variety of products, ranging from plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, auto supplies, pets, bric a brac and more!

There is something for everyone.

Jun
11
Thu
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway
Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway

Harness racing is held at the Penrith Paceway every Thursday night, with the usual start time of around 6pm for the first race.