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Connections to Linnwood

Guildford, nsw

Linnwood is a NSW State Heritage Listed house (1891) on 5 hectares at Guildford. The house will be open on Sunday 28 April with various displays of local and historic interest. Devonshire tea provided and visitors are free to roam the house and grounds. Parking on site.

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Vintage Village Tour

Smithfield, nsw

Join the Heritage Team on a guided tour of the Vintage Village at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery during the Australian Heritage Festival in 2024.

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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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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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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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Talking Tombstones #8

Parramatta, nsw

Lively power-point presentation, with morning tea, that will bring tombstones 'alive' as some intriguing historical connections are revealed.

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Connecting Australia with St. Helena

Parramatta, nsw

Join internationally renown speaker, John Brock, for a captivating talk, with morning tea, which will reveal many historical connections between Australia and the tiny island of St. Helena.

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Heritage Discovery Walk – Cabra-Vale Tour

Cabramatta, nsw

Join us on a guided tour of Cabra-Vale (Cabramatta and Canley Vale) to uncover the fascinating history behind each of these suburbs. Discover parks, heritage sites and colourful Daoist temples along the way... A visit to Canley Vale is a timeless experience for first timers!

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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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Connect with local history at the Female Orphan School building inside Western Sydney University

Rydalmere, nsw

The Female Orphan School building has been a key witness to some of the most significant social changes in Australian history. The building has shaped thousands of lives over the two centuries it has stood on the banks of the Parramatta River.

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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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Yaralla Estate Open Day

Concord West, nsw

That Sydney has a rare intact example of a large Edwardian private residential estate surprises many. The Yaralla Estate was developed by the Walker family between 1848 and 1937 as a farm, pleasure garden, residence and one of Sydney’s premiere social destinations. You can see it on our Open Day.

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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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The Parramatta River through time

Ryde, nsw

The Parramatta River has been an essential waterway for Australia’s indigenous population as well as for the early settlement of the colony. Over time settlement followed the river, spreading into surrounding districts in order to secure the best agricultural land and open up the area.

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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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