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Talking Tombstones – Mays Hill Cemetery Tour

Parramatta (Mays Hill), nsw

A 'lively' and intriguing cemetery walking tour of one of Parramatta's oldest cemeteries, which oozes with stories and curiosities from 'beyond the grave'.

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Making Good – Curator’s Tour

Parramatta, nsw

Join Anna Ridley, Old Government House curator for a special tour of Making Good, and find out more about the convict artisans featured in the exhibition.

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Ghost Night at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

Enjoy 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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Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile

Parramatta, nsw

Making Good explores the lives of convict artisans who used their skills to transform their place of exile into a thriving modern settlement.

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Feisty Females Walk

Parramatta, nsw

Much has been written & spoken of the men of Parramatta who influenced Australian history. Sadly less is known of the women who did likewise.

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Unpacking The Past

Parramatta, nsw

Visit some key archaeological sites in Parramatta, using each to shine a light on the intriguing stories being unearthed in the CBD.

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Brislington – 200 Years of History and Medical Care

Parramatta, nsw

Celebrating 200 years of history and medical care in Parramatta - a gracious Georgian building stands on the corner of George and Marsden Streets in Parramatta. It is the oldest existing dwelling house in the inner City of Parramatta and since 1983 has been a Medical and Nursing Museum.

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Hidden Gems – Arts Walk

Parramatta, nsw

As you emerge from enforced isolation and race to and from work, or search dining options have you noticed the artworks that adorn the CBD?

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Young Archaeologists – Youth

Parramatta, nsw

Test your archaeological skills through recording actual artefacts, piecing together the evidence they provide to draw your own conclusions.

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Historic Dairy Cottage Tour

Parramatta, nsw

Visit one of the oldest colonial buildings in Australia and view a rare sunken dairy on this intimate group tour.

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Parramatta North Heritage Day 2022

North Parramatta, nsw

Acknowledging our past, present and future, Parramatta North Heritage Day returns to the precinct on Sunday 29 May as part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

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TALKING TOMBSTONES #5 – TALK WITH MORNING TEA

Parramatta, nsw

An insatiable curiosity to find out what lies behind a name, a few words or an unusual tombstone results in the discovery of many intriguing stories 'from the grave'. Kerima-Gae Topp's powerpoint presentation will take you to cemeteries throughout NSW and finally to one in London.

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Weird & Wonderful Australia with Morning Tea

Parramatta, nsw

A colourful and interactive powerpoint presentation where you will discover many amazing and curious facts about your country.

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Talking Tombstones #6 – Talk with Morning Tea

Parramatta, nsw

With her 'curiosity' working overtime Kerima- Gae Topp's powerpoint presentation has more intriguing 'tales from beyond the grave', which will include stories from Australia's oldest remaining cemetery to one in New Zealand devastated by an earthquake.

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Secrets of the Female Orphan School

Rydalmere, nsw

Did you know that the Female Orphan School is the oldest three-storey building in Australia? Visit the restored building now home to the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University and visit the exhibitions on display.

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Tales of the Trees

Winston Hills, nsw

Trees live for a long time and take on many roles in the ecosystem. What wisdom can we glean from listening to the stories they tell us?

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Discovering Linnwood

Guildford, nsw

Come along and 'Discover Linnwood' - Western Sydney's hidden gem. Built in 1891 by George McCredie - 'Victor of the Plague'. See and hear the history of the house, plus a display of WWII domestic memorabilia entitled 'We'll Meet Again', then relax and enjoy a Devonshire Tea.

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Guided Tours of Fairfield City’s Vintage Village

Smithfield, nsw

Please join us during the Australian Heritage Festival 2022 for “Curiosity” a guided tour of the Fairfield City Vintage Village

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Behind the Scenes: Armory Restricted

Sydney Olympic Park, nsw

This tour builds on the Newington 1897 tour by extending the story of Newington Armory from 1921 when the site became a Navy establishment, to the end of its working life in 1999. You’ll enter restricted areas - places normally off limits to the general public only made accessible on a guided tour.

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Curious Objects

Pennant Hills, nsw

While visiting the Pennant Hills library check out the Curious Objects display, do you know what they are or what they do? Have you seen any before? Some were common objects and some have always been curious.

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Museum of the Curiosity

Concord, nsw

Museum of Curiosities
Amongst our regular displays will be hidden a number of items from our collection, depicting a time long ago. Some you might recognise - some may baffle you - and all will rouse your curiosity, but you will leave with a better knowledge of life in the "good old days"!

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