Be prepared to be amazed on this tour. The walk starts at arguably the most stunning lookout in Sydney where you will see views of Barrenjoey Headland, Pittwater, Broken Bay and beyond into the Tasman Sea.
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In the Footsteps of Governor Phillip
The Middle Harbour Creek catchment is only 12 kms from the Sydney CBD and yet in places resembles a wilderness area. In April 1788, it was one of the first areas explored by Governor Arthur Phillip and his party in search of land suitable for agriculture to feed the First Fleet colony.
Ku-ring-gai Heritage Festival
Ku-ring-gai Council presents a program of events for the Australian Heritage Festival which explores the rich history of the Ku-ring-gai and celebrates our Indigenous, natural, built and cultural heritage.
Eryldene Historic Garden Tour
Discover one of the hidden gems of Sydney’s North Shore. Eryldene is the former home of linguist & camellia expert, Professor E.G. Waterhouse & his family. The house was built & its garden created in the early 20th Century & here you will find one of Australia's most important camellia collections.
Have Coffee with an Author
Come to an Asquith coffee shop and have a coffee with the author of 'A History of Asquith NSW', discover the history of this re-birthed suburb. Bring your copies for signing or purchase one of the last remaining copies of this two volume 530 page limited print run.
Sheldon Forest Walk, Turramurra
Visitors will go on a gentle guided walk through Sheldon Forest and hear from a geological point of view why this Sydney forest is so environmentally sensitive and such a ‘national treasure’.
Voices from the Secret River: Cruising Upstream
Enjoy an unforgettable 6 hours on the water exploring the hidden places and forgotten voices of the Secret River. Cruise the Hawkesbury River upstream for history onboard with Grace Karskens. Join two walking tours with expert guides and readers sharing Lower Hawkesbury stories before stopping for lunch at historical house.
Voices from the Secret River: Cruising Downstream
An unmissable 6 hour experience cruising Dyarrubin ‘the mighty Hawkesbury’ with historical tours at two island locations. Downstream, experts provide insights on the deep history of sandstone country and Australian indigenous astronomy. Enjoy lunch at a private historic house on the sparkling waterfront.
Voices from the Secret River: Cruising Upstream and Downstream
All day historical immersion cruising Dyarubbin with historians, geologist and storytellers evoking the magic of the Secret River - with Grace Karskens, Gil Jones and the Indigenous Astronomy Group. Visiting hidden locations and water only access islands for short walking tours. Lunch on waterfront.
Butcher Boats and Colonial Rations
Explore the story of food on the banks of the Hawkesbury River with Max Burns-McRuvie. Native tea tasting and stories of the colonial menu; walk alongside heritage remains of Gov. Darling’s great routes from Sydney to the Hunter; visit Mill Creek tidal mill site, and Trollops reach.
Biodiversity + Geodiversity + Cultural heritage = Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion Talk & Luncheon
Visitors are invited to attend a talk and presentation that explains the geological history of Ku-ring-gai. Learn about Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment's (FOKE) Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion project.
Guided walk of Walter and Marion Griffins’ Castlecrag
Discover unique Castlecrag stories as you meander around the suburb spotting Griffin designed houses, hidden reserves and beautiful legacy trees.
Browns Field Walk, Wahroonga
Visitors will be taken on a guided geological walk around Browns Field that explains how it sits over a diatreme.
Q Station Community Day- Shared Stories
Occupying a prominent position upon Car-rang-gel; Q Station remains a significant site for both indigenous and colonial history. A place of food, gathering and ceremony, the arrival of quarantining immigrant ships changed the narrative of our history. Come and discover these Shared Stories
West Pymble Bicentennial Park Walk
Visitors will see the remains of an old, abandoned quarry and hear a geologist's explanation of the basalt dyke formation.
Lost and Lasting Schools of the Willoughby District
Since the first school in the Willoughby District commenced in 1840 there have been over 165 schools that have come. stayed or been lost. These schools have occupied 88 properties. Today, only 25 schools remain.
Your Stories Our History
Tell us your story so we can add it to our history collection. Listen to some of the stories we have already collected, look at the displays in our museum featuring some of our collections, meet like minded people.
Archibald Hugh Mosman 1799 to 1863
Merchant, whaler & pastoralist from Scotland, West Indies to Sydney. Mosman's namesake arrived in Sydney in 1828, applied for a Crown Grant of land in Great Sirius Cove and established a whaling station in 1832. In 1838 he transferred his holdings relocated to New England. This is his story.
The Barn and its history with Colleen Godsell, custodian
The Barn is the sole surviving building from the 1832 whaling station established by Archibald Mosman in Mosman Bay. A fine example of how a committed community has ensured this building continues to serve as a reminder of Mosman’s maritime past. Colleen will share her story of saving The Barn.
Mosman: Times Gone By, book launch
Book launch of a long awaited collection of researched articles on aspects of the early settlement and growth of Mosman on Sydney's Lower North Shore. Researched and compiled by the Mosman Historical Society.
Tom Sweeney Guided History Tour
Is history part of your DNA? Join a unique history tour of Macquarie Park Cemetery and enjoy refreshments in the onsite café.