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Carss Bush Park Walking Tour

Carss Park, nsw

Join us for a walking tour of Carss Bush Park, where you will discover the rich history of the park and its development over the last century. Led by Local Studies staff, this tour will take you on a journey through time.

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Georges River Historical River Cruise

Sans Souci, nsw

Embark on a scenic cruise along the Georges River and discover its unique history with Professor Heather Goodall.

You’ll learn more about Aboriginal connections to the river and environmental activism efforts whilst enjoying a sit-down meal.

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Sutherland Shire – More than just the birthplace of modern Australia

Sylvania, nsw

Sutherland Shire is more than the birthplace of modern Australia. Come and see physical evidence of First Nations possession, the arrival of Lt Cook on the 'HM Endeavour' and how the Shire developed from a rural backwater to a thriving modern metropolis.

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Lydham Hall Historic House and Museum Open Day

Rockdale, nsw

Experience life during the Victorian era in one of the oldest homes in the St George District. The State heritage-listed building is home to a wonderful collection of fine antiques and period objects. Enjoy Devonshire Tea on the back verandah with views of Botany Bay.

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Brinsley’s Joinery Shop

Sutherland, nsw

Brinsley's Joinery Shop tours are always of great interest to our visitors. Tours are run on the hour and you will get to see our machinery from the 1920's operating. These machines are still used by our company to produce all types of heritage joinery as well as bespoke timber furniture and joinery.

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Ties that bind us – Music to connect us all through time, place and memory

Sutherland, nsw

Join Southern Brass in a journey of connection through music!
In "TIES THAT BIND US: A Symphony of Connection," we embark on a musical exploration of the myriad ways in which music acts as a bridge - connecting individuals, communities, and cultures across the vast expanses of time and space.

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Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival

Sutherland, nsw

There will be lots of variety with what the Sutherland Shire has to show to connect and preserve our history.
From Loftus, Sutherland, Kirawee, Gymea to Cronulla, Kurnell and The Royal National Park there will be something for everyone to see.

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Woronora Cemetery Discovery Day

Sutherland, nsw

On Saturday, 20th April embark on a captivating journey through time at Woronora Memorial Park's Heritage Discovery Day!
Tour through the historic crematorium, visit the new crematorium, take a self-guided history tour or wander the vast gardens.

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Sydney Tramway Museum Open Days

Sutherland, nsw

Take a step back in time at the Sydney Tramway Museum; a great day out for the whole family. It is a unique attraction in the Sutherland Shire, and has been for over 50 years.

Tram-rides and museum display, plus souvenir shop, refreshments kiosk, picnic area.

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Palace Street

Marrickville, nsw

Connect with the history of this lively Petersham Street with an illustrated talk by the author of the book Palace Street, Gerard Windsor, and publisher Richard Cashman who has lived in Palace and Fisher Street for four decades and has observed changes in the street.

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Connections, Characters and Commerce – Smith St Summerhill

Summer Hill, nsw

A guided walk to flesh out the characters and events that contributed to our heritage of Smith Street, Summer Hill.

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Courting: an Intimate History of Love and the Law

Ashfield, nsw

Join award-winning author Alecia Simmonds as she uncovers a hidden history of love and heartbreak in the archives of law.

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Heritage Festival 2024: Wheels within Wheels, Politics of Sydney Transport

Leichhardt, nsw

Join Transport Historian Peter Hughes for the book launch of Wheels within Wheels: A history of Sydney’s Buses, is based on documents and reports in the State Library of NSW, State Records NSW and Bus and Coach Association (NSW) and then enjoy the museum at your own leisure.

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Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Heritage Day

Annandale, nsw

Free 30-minute Organ Recitals on the Award Winning 1890 William Hill & Son Organ: 1pm 2pm, 3pm 
Free Church History Talks 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 
Display of Church History / Memorabilia in the Church Hall
PWA Devonshire Teas in the Church Hall (only $5) 
Annandale Local History Walk (only $20)

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Callan Park Connections – Guided Walking Tour

Rozelle, nsw

Come connect with Callan Park. Immerse yourself in its beauty and extraordinary history.

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Real History Walking Tours

Glebe, nsw

At Real History Walking Tours, we love sharing overlooked or unknown stories from the past. Sydney's streets are oozing with incredible historical stories just waiting to be uncovered! Our 1.5-hour walking tours allow visitors to understand the cultural and social history of multiple Sydney suburbs.

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Callan Park’s Veterans: A century of connections – outdoor exhibition

Rozelle, nsw

Outdoor walking exhibition at Callan Park and Broughton Hall highlighting the history of Repatriation care and veterans at Callan Park.

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Kanangra | The last of Sydney’s K Class double-ended ferries

Rozelle, nsw

A rare opportunity to explore the restoration work of the last Sydney's double-ended ferry: Kanangra at Sydney Heritage Fleet Shipyard.

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So many layers of history: a walking tour of Chippendale

Chippendale, nsw

Join award winning historian and local resident Dr Ian Hoskins on a walk around one of Sydney's oldest suburbs, where a Pugin-inspired church, early-Victorian terraces and remnants of the once dominant Tooths Brewery survive with the best in contemporary architecture, art galleries and eateries.

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The Longbottom Stockade

Concord, nsw

The Longbottom Stockade, at Parramatta Road and Loftus Street, Concord served many purposes in its lifetime

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World War Two on the streets of Surry Hills

Surry Hills, nsw

While the Australian Diggers were battling in New Guinea, the gangsters in Surry Hills were battling each other for control of the lucrative vice marketing feeding the US Servicemen. Join a walking tour of Surry Hills and discover the lost (censored) history of when WW2 came to Surry Hills.

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