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How curious is a sewing machine!

Deloraine, tas

Sewing is making a comeback. Our young people are making and mending as part of the recycle, reuse mantra. Learn about the history of the sewing machine and how this generation is looking back at grandmas sewing box and creating their own.

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Haberfield Curios – why the name Haberfield?

Haberfield, nsw

A self-guided walking tour along Ramsay Street in Haberfield to learn about the origin of the name Haberfield.

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Lithgow Heritage Festival Free History talk with Christine Stewart

Lithgow, nsw

Lithgow Library invites you to come along on Saturday 7th of May at 10.30am for a free talk by Christine Stewart, the author of “Collits’ Inn: Uncovering the past Surprises found in restoring this 1823 Australian Icon”. Christine will be talking about the adventure that she and her husband had.

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Searching Dark Skies: Ken Beames and the Linden Observatory

Woodford, nsw

Searching dark skies: the history of the life and work of Ken Beames, engineer, astronomer and builder of the Linden Observatory and its impressive 24-inch reflector telescope.

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NT Writers Workshop – Writing Historical Stories with Eleanor Hogan

Alice Springs, nt

Once you’ve trawled through the archives and assembled your notes, how do you start writing a historical story?

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National Archaeology Week 15-21 May 2022

, sa

Want to learn more about Australia's past, from more than 65,000 years ago to today? National Archaeology Week is hosting an exciting nationwide program of events. Come and meet real archaeologists, take part in archaeological digs and tours, and join special lectures and workshops – and much more!

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The Power of the Dog – Screening at Deckchair Cinema

Darwin City, nt

The event will raise funds for the National Trust of Australia (NT), cakes and sweet treats available for purchase.

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Exhibition Opening – ‘Dalkari’ (ancestral footprints) by Bula’bula Artists

Darwin , nt

'Dalkari' is an exhibition by artists from Bula'bula Arts, situated in Gurrwiliny (Arafura wetlands), Arnhem Land. Exhibited artworks depict cultural lore learned through dance and song.

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Revealing the Past

Willunga, sa

Interact with Archaeologists and Historians to learn how we can interpret artefacts to understand the past.

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Barbara James Memorial Lecture, The Overland Telegraph: Connecting Australia to the World

Darwin, nt

In 1872, the greatest engineering problem facing Australia–the tyranny of distance–had a solution: the electric telegraph, and its champion was the sheep-farming state of South Australia.

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Still Life, Uncovered

Woodford, nsw

View an extraordinary 17th century artwork from the Dutch Golden Age on display for one day only in the Blue Mountains' oldest colonial building, Woodford Academy.

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Wattle Park Night Sky Tour

Burwood, vic

Do you want to recognise the shapes of the constellations? Want to know what that bright star is called? Would you like to hear the stories of the stars? Then come along to a night of.... Observing the Constellations with Perry Vlahos and others.

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Community Spirit in Action: Kew Senior Citizens 1952-2022


Kew, vic

During the Australian Heritage Festival, the Kew Historical Society will explore community spirit in action through an exhibition at the historic Kew Court House, displaying items from their collection and archives. 

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Toorak Mansion Tour – Mandeville Hall

Toorak, vic

Come on a guided tour of this architectural wonder and discover the magnificent features, exquisite interiors and opulent rooms of this internationally significant Toorak mansion, ending with a cup of tea or coffee and a glass of sparkling wine.

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Discover the beauty of the Waverley Estate

Waverley, nsw

Discover the historic Waverley Estate, where a Victorian mansion, turned hospital, is nestled amongst beautiful gardens. Explore an interactive tour and gather with friends or your children for a picnic.

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Parramatta North Heritage Day 2022

North Parramatta, nsw

Acknowledging our past, present and future, Parramatta North Heritage Day returns to the precinct on Sunday 29 May as part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

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Magical Mystery Walk

Melbourne, vic

Embark on a walking tour with a difference. Immerse your mind and participate in the discovery of characters and obscure treasures within the CBD. Think Schulim Krimper artisan, Rudyard Kipling writer, Napier Waller artist/educator, and The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.

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Hidden Histories

Newport, vic

Why are First Nations histories still largely hidden among the public histories told in Australia’s cities, suburbs and towns? Learn what examples we do have of these stories being revealed as authentic shared histories with First Nations involvement.

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Westgarthtown – Melbourne’s Hidden Gem

Thomastown, vic

No heritage in the suburbs - think again!
Westgarthtown - where Victoria’s oldest German immigrant buildings and suburbia meet.

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Stitched Up: Stitch , Play, Cloth

Belmont, vic

Do you know what Stumpwork is?
See our Display and Demonstration of Embroidery and Textile Arts, traditional and contemporary and you might find out!
Guild members will be stitching using a variety of different techniques and showing off the magic of Stitch.

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Step back in time……

Black Rock, vic

Are you part of Melbourne's elite? For one afternoon step back in time and enjoy this fabulous bayside retreat at Black Rock House. A visit will be very special to you, your friends and family. You will be warmly greeted by costumed volunteer guides who will share the myths and legends of days gone by.

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