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Global Histories: The Edwin Fox and the Colony of Western Australia

, wa

Join visiting co-authors Boyd Cothran and Adrian Shubert as they take a view from the deck in an age of rising empires, sweeping economic transformation, and social change.

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Uncle Rick’s Heritage Festival Tour

Castlemaine, vic

Join Uncle Rick for a tour on Country to see the original heritage of this land on Djaara Country in the Castlemaine region. You will visit the National Trusts Tree of the Year 2023, the Guildford Big Tree plus see rock wells and grinding grooves and enjoy some bush teas.

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Kings, Queens and Clubs of The Cross

Elizabeth Bay, nsw

Step into the sinister, sensational and sexed-up world of old Kings Cross. This unique exploration will connect contemporary visitors with the colourful characters, notorious crime stories and infamous clubs of Sydney’s historic entertainment hub. 2 hour evening tour led by Sydney Crime Historian.

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Indigenous Heritage Presentation & Guided Bush Tucker Walk

Saint Ives, nsw

Join us for an Indigenous Heritage presentation and guided walk through the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden presented by the Aboriginal Heritage Office. Learn about how Aboriginal people lived, Aboriginal figures of the area, bush tucker, tools, weapons and shelter.

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Ripples Little Manly Historical Walking Tour & Lunch

Manly, nsw

Discover the intriguing history of Little Manly as you join Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks on a historical walking tour, delving into the past and sharing stories that make our surroundings so special, before enjoying a delicious 2 course lunch with bread and snacks at Ripples Little Manly.

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Mysteries and Merchants of old Millers Point: Walking History Tour

Millers Point, nsw

Make your way through the murky maritime village of old Millers Point on a historian-led walk that uncovers the fascinating locals, legends and layout of this history drenched hub. This tour will visit convict built pubs, hidden laneways, colonial mansions, shipping wharves and views of the harbour.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Lindfield, nsw

A scavenger hunt will need solving using clues provided in historic photographs of the Lindfield area. Children are invited to put their best problem solving skills to the test to complete the challenge of finding the necessary clues and completing extra activities.

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Trouble Makers and Crime Trivia

Rozelle, nsw

Immerse yourself in an evening of Crime Trivia, Cocktails and Sinister Stories of the past.

Historian Max Burns-McRuvie and SILY Bar will animate your passion for true crime stories through a unique series of live events in a heritage setting.

Join us for: Crimes, Quizzes, Cocktails and Connections.

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The Barn Whaling Station at Mosman Bay

Mosman, nsw

A journey back to the humble beginnings of the suburb of Mosman where it all began, Archibald Mosman's Whaling Station. The Barn is one the last remaining examples of Early Colonial Maritime Industrial architecture left in Sydney. Enjoy a cup of tea and an historical overview of the Barn.

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Autumn Colours Heritage Festival

, nsw

A celebration of Bathurst’s heritage during its most spectacular season.

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Locked In: Revealing Historical Characters and Events Inside The Lock-Up

Newcastle, nsw

Immerse yourself in a historical journey through Newcastle’s old police station, led by The Lock-Up Director, Warwick Heywood. Discover the stories of intriguing characters and events which transpired during the station’s operation, including the Coal Strike of 1909 and the 1979 Star Hotel Riot.

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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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History Walk of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Saint Ives, nsw

Join our ranger for a historical walk and bush morning tea at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Originally used as farming land for strawberries, vegetables and native flowers; the garden is now used for the promotion of the study and preservation of native flora and fauna.

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The General (1928) Silent Movie with Live Music

Roseville, nsw

The General (1926) restored black and white silent movie presented by Film Heritage Academy with live music (Graeme Costin).

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One upon a Time and Crime in Paddington

Edgecliff, nsw

Delve into the depths of Paddington's peculiar past. This history hunt will expose the crimes before the cafes and the slums before the chic. Exploring hidden alleys, terraced streets, historic pubs, we'll connect with odd identities, local legends and unusual architecture. Don't miss this 2hour Historian led tour.

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In that Rich Earth

Sydney, nsw

Embedded in the floor of the Hall of Service is a ring displaying 100 battlefields or sites of military significance. Join our senior historian to learn how this artwork was created and of the NSW service personnel who have fought, sweated and bled beyond our shores between 1863 and 2018.

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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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Ventuno Historical Walking Tour & Lunch

, nsw

Discover the history of Sydney’s Walsh Bay as historian Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks rewinds the clock to an earlier age, leading guests on a historical walking tour delving into local murders, mysteries and tales of ancient pubs, smugglers and street gangs

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The Cavalcade of Fashion Presents the Art of the Cut – 1930s Evening Gowns

Lindfield, nsw

Delight in the elegance of these original 1930s glamorous evening gowns and accessories.

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Walking Tour: Greenway Flats and the history of Milsons Point

Milsons Point, nsw

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Greenway public housing with a walking tour of Milsons Point and Kirribilli, followed by a viewing of the photography exhibition All Things Considered by Christopher Ireland, at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre.

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Peter Pan Silent Movie Classic with Live Music

Roseville, nsw

Peter Pan (1924) restored silent classic presented by Film Heritage Academy with live music (Graeme Costin).

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