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Heritage Futures – The Historic Houses Property Network

Double Bay, nsw

Much of Australia’s heritage is cared for by private owners taking a shared custodial approach. Join Dr Bernadette Flynn of the Historic Houses Association to learn how the HHA network supports this quest, activating public interest and engagement with heritage.

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A House and Garden Tour of Historic ‘Lindesay’ (SOLD OUT)

Darling Point, nsw

Come and experience the unique charm, Gothic architecture and beautiful gardens at Lindesay with a tour of the house and garden. Through our knowledgeable guides you will uncover the fascinating history of this Darling Point mansion.

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Local History Walk: Bellevue Hill’s Heritage

Bellevue Hill, nsw

Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Bellevue Hill. Experience how the vision of past governments and estate owners has impacted the current landscape. Looking to our future, we will explore some heritage which we hope will remain for generations to come.

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Fragile Beauty, Rich and Rare – A Fine Art Photographic Exhibition

Sydney, nsw

Did you know that 75% of Australia's endangered species are plants? Plants form the backbone to all life on earth, but many of Australia's flora species are under threat. By co-opting photographs of Australian threatened flora and fauna, this exhibition highlights Australia's biodiversity crisis.

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In Her Own Image: Greek-Australian Women: Beyond the Stereotypes

Sydney, nsw

The role of Greek women in Australian society has not been fully explored as they were often underated by their dominant male society.

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The Henry Carmichael Lecture

Sydney, nsw

Join us for champagne and light refreshments to celebrate the renaming and refurbishment of the Henry Carmichael Theatre, ahead of an informative lecture by Dr Lesley Scanlon.

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s Heritage Tours

Sydney, nsw

Discover the rich history of the former Sydney General Post Office building with The Fullerton Hotel Sydney's Heritage Tours. The resident heritage tour guides will take you on a journey through time to discover the stories, tales and legends of the city’s iconic Grand Dame.

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Illi Langi (means Homeland) The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

The Rocks, nsw

Attendees to this special event will see an ancient continuing Dreamtime cultural heritage hidden deep amidst a modern urban built environment.

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Tree of Life: a testament to endurance

Sydney, nsw

Tree of Life is an exhibition by indigenous and non-indigenous Australian artists who are concerned for the future of the environment and natural world, and understand the deep spiritual and physical associations that connect all forms of life.

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Heritage on the Harbour

Pyrmont, nsw

Explore Sydney Harbour as never before, with entertaining guides aboard one of Sydney Heritage Fleet’s restored heritage vessels.
Choose Steam Tug Waratah (1902) and her Harbour ‘secrets’ cruise, or former naval motor launch Harman (1943) offering four cruises of exploration around Sydney Harbour.

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1942 submarine attack in Sydney Harbour – Special Harbour Cruise

Pyrmont, nsw

Learn where the first Japanese midget submarines got caught in the boom, how the second attacked and failed to sink the USS Chicago, and where the third sank.
Discover how unprepared Sydney was and hear about the heroic Japanese submariners.

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Local History Walk: Nature and Culture in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay, nsw

Inspired by a "Go slow for a Mo" trail in Gap Park, explore the natural and historical environment of Watsons Bay. Who was the Watson for whom the Bay is now known? Can you take a moment and connect to the sea or the rocks? Local History Librarians will guide you through the natural landscape surrounding the bay.

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Historical Walking Tour, Lunch & Bubbles at The Fenwick Balmain

Balmain East, nsw

The Fenwick Balmain invites you to experience waterfront dining, sparkling wine and a historical walking tour to discover the hidden treasures of the Balmain foreshore. The restaurant occupies a heritage building rich in history, with endless stories to be told of the beautiful surroundings.

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PERFORMING ARTS HERITAGE WALK & TALK

Neutral Bay, nsw
Join theatre historian Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and theatre lovers for refreshments and a discussion of the history and legacy of loved local theatres. Then, if the weather is fine, we will walk to Doris Fitton Park via the site of the Music Hall and the restored Independent Theatre.
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Caring for Keepsakes: conservation tips for family mementos

North Sydney, nsw
Join Historical Services staff for simple conservation tips to preserve precious heirlooms, and become a confident caretaker of your family legacy.
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‘200 tons per hour’: a guided tour of the Balls Head Coal Loader

Waverton, nsw
Join historian Dr Ian Hoskins and explore one of the most significant industrial heritage sites on Sydney Harbour. Walk through the tunnels of the Balls Head coal loader and experience the newly launched app which brings the working of the mechanised coal loader to life.
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Digitising for the Future

Balmain, nsw

Come to the Balmain Watch House to enjoy this free exhibition showcasing the transformation of Balmain/ Rozelle over the years as seen through the eyes of Balmain Association photographers, Rita Ellis and Bonnie Davidson.

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Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Heritage Day

Annandale, nsw

National Trust Heritage Day 12 – 4pm Sunday 18th April 2021

Free 30-minute Organ Recitals 1pm 2pm 3pm, 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 at a small cost
Local History Walks: 12:30 & 2:30

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Mad Landscapes Matter – Walking Tour in Callan Park

Lilyfield, nsw
Join us for a walking tour of Callan Park and briefly into Broughton Hall.
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Marrickville Eikons

Marrickville, nsw

As part of the 2021 Heritage Festival, local Photographer Emmanuel Angelicas in conversation with Alan Davis (former curator of SLNSW) will talk about the iconic photographs of the Greek community in Marrickville, a series of stunning monochromatic images that document life with a Hellenic influence.

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I Remember When…. Growing up in Willoughby

Chatswood, nsw

'I Remember When...' Celebrates growing up in the popular and well sought after suburb of Willoughby.
Learn the history of this delightful area as told by the local residents, including stories about the houses they lived in, the lives they led and the builders who built their houses.
With photos, memorabilia, and a 1940s gown on loan from The Cavalcade of History & Fashion.

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