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Descendants of Thomas & Jane Rose Annual Picnic at Rose Cottage

Wilberforce, nsw

The Thomas & Jane Rose Family Society's annual Picnic Open Day aims to bring together descendants, friends and community members for a day of fun, reminiscence and appreciation of Thomas and Jane Rose as the first free settler family in Australia. It is held at heritage listed Rose Cottage (1811).

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HISTORY OF FAMILIES WHOSE COTTAGES ARE AT THE AUSTRALIANA PIONEER VILLAGE

Wilberforce, nsw

Step back in time and look through our Cottages from the 19th Century, we will have the family history to look at on the majority of our Cottages. There is also a Post Office, Police Station and Bank to go through with artifacts from the 1800s.

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Reflections of Place & Time – works from The Clint Collection

Windsor, nsw

Explore the world of a family of artists who have been overlooked for the past 100 years. From Georgian London (1714-1811) to the Great Depression in Australia, the Clint family through four generations pursued their creativity - and livelihood - from the many branches of the fine arts.

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Richmond Cemeteries Tour

Richmond, nsw

Discover two of the Hawkesbury's lesser known, historic cemeteries as part of Heritage Festival. The Hawkesbury is unique having numerous cemeteries located in the area. We will visit the Old Presbyterian Cemetery followed by the Catholic and Methodist cemeteries in Richmond.

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Connections-Preserving the continuity of our community

Bella Vista, nsw

Bella Vista Farm sits in spacious, picturesque parklands. Once owned by John and Elizabeth Macarthur it was later farmed by the Pearce family who developed it into a thriving citrus orchard. The farm, preserved in its entirety, sits upon a hilltop with sweeping views of the district.

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Voices from the Secret River: Symposium

Spencer, nsw

Rock, Stone and Sky: Symposium on rock art, archaeology, and indigenous astronomy. Local experts, researchers and astrophysicist present findings from rock art mapping, archaeological fieldwork in the Mangrove Creek Valley, and tracing the pathways of the celestial emu.

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Stories from the Secret River: River Cruise and Symposium

Spencer, nsw

Journey into the waterways of Dyarubbin with historians, writers and storytellers for a morning river cruise exploring the secret histories of the Lower Hawkesbury. Our exploration continues with an afternoon symposium investigating rock engravings, sky connections and the archaeology of Mangrove.

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Voices from the Secret River: River Cruise

SPENCER, nsw

Journey into the waterways of Dyarubbin with historians, writers and storytellers for a morning river cruise exploring the secret histories of the Lower Hawkesbury River.

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Barker’s Bountiful Backstory

Hornsby, nsw

Visitors are encouraged to seek out hidden stories, and embark on a journey through history, as your guide reveals tales from the Barker College Archives as you wander through the Barker Heritage Precinct.

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Heritage Day at Parramatta North

North Parramatta, nsw

Discover the connected history and compelling stories of Parramatta North, located by the Parramatta River, by exploring the restored buildings, cultural and innovation hub and open spaces. Heritage Day is family friendly, with guided tours, talks and workshops, live music, great food, and children's activities.

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Parramatta Female Factory Special Talk: Elizabeth Fulloon

North Parramatta, nsw

In 1824, how did a London schoolmaster's wife find herself appointed as the first female Superintendent at the Parramatta Female Factory? And did her actions really lead to the infamous riot of 1827?

Join us as we learn about Elizabeth Fulloon, described by Governor Darling as a woman of 'extraordinary bodily strength and energy of character', who rose to the challenge of managing such

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Mahratta, Behind the Wall – Open House & Garden

Wahroonga, nsw

Open House and Garden at Mahratta

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Talking Tombstones

PARRAMATTA, nsw

A walk through one of Parramatta's historic cemeteries where many ‘residents’ have strong connections, good and bad, with the City of Parramatta.

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Back to Black Exhibition

Parramatta, nsw

Explore the different meanings of black across a century of fashion, from mourning a loved one, to the chic elegance of the little black dress, at Old Government House's new major exhibition Back to Black.

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Creepy Stories at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

Calling all ghost-busters in training! Join us on a special one-hour twilight candle-lit tour of the ground floor of Old Government House – a 222-year-old early Governors country residence known for some very strange happenings. Hear stories by volunteers, staff and guests!

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Ghost Night

Parramatta, nsw

Connect with the past on a candlelit tour of Old Government House, Parramatta and hear stories of strange happenings experienced by volunteers, staff and past guests.

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Curator-led Tour of Rose Seidler House & Julian Rose House

Wahroonga, nsw

Enjoy a tour of Rose Seidler House with Museums of History NSW curator Michael Lech, plus a rare peek at the Julian Rose House with Brian Seidler AM.

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History of Hambledon Cottage

Parramatta, nsw

This talk covers the history of Hambledon Cottage, built for John Macarthur as a Colonial Georgian cottage now 200 years old, including its construction, additions and restorations over these years, as well as its current use.

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History of Parramatta & District Historical Society

Parramatta, nsw

This talk is about the history of Parramatta & District Historical Society, the oldest local historical society in NSW, which is 110 years old this year. The Society is the local authority on the local & family history and heritage of Parramatta, and operates Hambledon Cottage, now 200 years old.

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ART by SURVEYORS & SURVEYORS in ART

Parramatta, nsw

An intriguing talk, with morning tea, which will showcase many connections between artworks and surveyors, including world renowned and lesser known artists who were also surveyors, plus be delighted with an array of artworks featuring surveyors, many painted by some of our early surveyors.

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Parramatta, the Inland Port

Parramatta, nsw

The inland Port tour experiences connections between Aboriginals and settlers as they work and play around the river port and environs.

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