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Scout Heritage Museum Open Day

Bentleigh East, vic

The Scout Heritage Victoria Museum and Archives is the premiere repository and display of Scouting memorabilia and records in Victoria with items presented in themes from the inception of Scouting in Victoria in 1908. We celebrate 50 years of Scout Heritage Victoria.

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Memories of Musical Lives

McCrae, vic

Dr. Rosemary Richards co-author of 'Memories of Musical Lives: Music and Dance in Personal Music Collections from Australia and New Zealand' will discuss the essays that make up this most important and informative book, recently published by Lyrebird Press

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Murtoa’s Stick Shed – The Cathedral of the Wimmera

Murtoa, vic

Situated in Regional Western Victoria, The Murtoa Stick Shed is a unique and iconic building in Australia just waiting for you to explore and experience its amazing cathedral like interior.

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Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition

Benalla, vic

Experience the stories of Benalla Migrant Camp residents 1949-1967 through their personal photos, stories and items.

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Victorian Colonial Express

Castlemaine, vic

Take a trip back in time...

Join us for a memorable ride on Victoria's oldest railway carriages.

Over 130 years old, these relics from a long past era are being operated especially for visitors to the Heritage Festival. Experience rail travel of the 1880's-style

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Stories of the Upfield Line

Brunswick, vic

A walk along the the heritage listed Upfield Railway line looking at the unique railway infrastructure and talking about the people who operated the level crossing gates until the late 1990s.

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Days of the Old Schoolyard

Maldon, vic

An evocative photograph and text display from Maldon Museum's unique photographic collection. Old Schooldays are explored through text and photographs of several of Maldon & District schools from the late 19th century onward.

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Experience Boorp Boorp Boondyil

Castlemaine, vic

Boorp Boorp Boondyil (passing knowledge to our children) invites people to share in Jaara stories and teachings, one of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. An interactive space to learn about the Dja Dja Wurrung history of the area.

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BEAR’S CASTLE TOURS

Whittlesea, vic

Bear's Castle lies locked away in the catchment of the Yan Yean Reservoir. Access to this unique building is only granted on special occasions, and this is one of them.

Take this rare opportunity to visit the only known building of cob construction in Victoria.

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Panel Discussion | Historic Preservation Theory: An Anthology.

Online, vic

Hosted by ACAHUCH, this event celebrates the new essential text 'Historic Preservation Theory' edited by Jorge Otero-Pailos, discussed by current educators and researchers from Griffith University, Deakin University, University of Sydney, UNSW and the University of Melbourne heritage programs.

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Silence – Frankston Arts Centre

Frankston, vic

A powerful First Nations dance performance, featuring seven performers on a stage slowly surrounded with dirt, representing the call for Land Back. SILENCE pulls the unresolved conversations about a Treaty from under the rug and slams them back on the table.

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Black Powder Mill Open Day and Firearm Demonstration

Cairnlea, vic

See where gunpowder was made and the firearms which changed the world. Learn the history of gunpowder and its importance in Asia.

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Historic Town Walk of Castlemaine

Castlemaine, vic

Want to learn more about this fascinating gold rush region? Explore the central streets of Castlemaine on a guided walking tour with a local history expert.

Throughout the Australian Heritage Festival, these one hour tours will set off from the historic Market Building at 2pm each Saturday.

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Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour

Point Cook, vic

Discover the home of the Chirnside family. Located at the end of an isolated country track, you will be transported to another world. Explore the 1850s homestead, outbuildings and family secrets on this secluded, haunted 25 acre property.

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Altona Homestead Ghost Tour

Altona, vic

Visit one of Australia's original homesteads, only 20 minute drive from Melbourne.

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Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown

Williamstown, vic

Explore hidden alleyways, Victoria's oldest morgue, a forgotten burial ground and Australia's Timeball Tower in Victoria's oldest seaport.

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