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An Object - A Story:
Spring Soiree High Tea

lead storyteller

Max Burns-McRuvie


The Hawkesbury Duck Museum Space

time & date

2.30pm - 5:00pm

Sunday 11 September 2022

fitness level

Easy - note steps leading to the Hawkesbury Duck

ticket price



  • High tea with an 'eat your history' flavour at the Hawkesbury Duck museum space.

  • Soirée with stories of the Hawkesbury River with Max Burns-McRuvie history teller and raconteur

  • Discover the strange and fantastical stories of missed, lost, and abandoned objects. 

  • Meet crafts people and view the range of crafts and vintage wares for sale.

the event
A special Spring soirée with a vintage theme. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in the company of like minds to travel into the past via the story of objects. Pick an object and dive into the bizarre and fascinating histories of river life and maritime exploits amidst daily life on the Lower Hawkesbury. Hearth, home, and living off the land. Meet your historyteller and be enchanted by a juicy story or two from the past. All this while sampling a fabulous high tea with an exclusive tea menu. 

the guide
Max Burns-McRuvie is a Sydney historian and storyteller. Over the last 12+ years he has created and conducted historical walking tours in Sydney, Barcelona and Amsterdam. His focus has been reinterpreting the age of exploration, gaining a deeper understanding of the colonial age, animating the eccentricities of the Victorian age and digging up many juicy stories from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. He holds a masters of Museum and Heritage Studies from Sydney University.

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