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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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.
Making Good explores the lives of convict artisans who used their skills to transform their place of exile into a thriving modern settlement.
Much has been written & spoken of the men of Parramatta who influenced Australian history. Sadly less is known of the women who did likewise.
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.
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?
Visit one of the oldest colonial buildings in Australia and view a rare sunken dairy on this intimate group tour.
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.
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.
A colourful and interactive powerpoint presentation where you will discover many amazing and curious facts about your country.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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"!
Free Exhibition & Public Programs. Notables and New Discoveries, Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park 1821-2021 (The ‘old’ Cemetery 1821-1958)Liverpool, nsw
Free exhibition and Public programs. Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park is the resting place of more than 13,000 people; here lie buried the early pioneers of Liverpool. Notables and New Discoveries re-assesses the park’s inhabitants and hierarchy, learn about them through the exhibition and talks.
While visiting the Hornsby 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.
The Italianate style was a very popular housing style in Ashfield and throughout much of the inner west of Sydney during the 1880s through to 1900. Why was this style so popular? What is Italian about the Italianate? How did the style originate and how did it arrive in the Sydney suburbs?
Join a walking tour to explore heritage-listed Callan Park.
How did people live in the old days? 'Boronia' Willoughby District Historical Society's cottage Museum is ready to show you the memorabilia and stories about home life, schools, work and entertainment of people who lived in the district,
The Balmain Watch House represents a slice of social history from the mid 19th century through to today. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to get a sense of the various incarnations the building has gone through. From police lockup to family home to a hub of social action.
The Fenwick at Balmain East is partnering with professional guides and historians at Journey Walks to offer a historic walking tour around Balmain, followed by a special set menu lunch at the restaurant.
Explore Sydney Harbour aboard a restored heritage vessel. Experience the magic of a 1902 steam vessel (Waratah or Lady Hopetoun) on Sydney Harbour Secrets. Hear stories of the harbour and Parramatta River islands and foreshores on six guided cruises in the 1943 former naval motor launch Harman.
Ventuno Walsh Bay is partnering with professional guides and historians from 'Journey Walks' to offer a guided historical walking tour around Walsh Bay, followed by a special Italian style lunch at Ventuno.
The Salon des Refusés is the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection from works entered into the annual Archibald and Wynne Prizes.
City Archivist Janet Villata and Archivist Mathilde de Hauteclocque will introduce you to the City Archives collection in this lunchtime talk.
Imagine you’re visiting Sydney for the first time as a tourist on one of the Oceanic Steamship Company Line’s iron steamships. In this illustrated talk, City of Sydney curator Margaret Betteridge guides you through Sydney in 1905 using the Oceanic Steamship Company's map.
Join historian Laila Ellmoos and investigate how photography was used to document changes to Sydney in the first decades of the 20th century.
For the first time the Royal Automobile Club of Australia is participating in this event and we are keen to share our stunning heritage-listed building with you - providing tours to take you on a voyage of discovery - including a curated curio-look at objects from 'the vault'
Jardin St James has partnered with professional guides and historians at 'Journey Walks' to take you on a guided historical walking tour of Sydney CBD, followed by delicious lunch at the café restaurant.
On this not-so-typical walking tour, you will meander through dark alleys and winding lanes, exploring the dark history of Sydney’s Surry Hills. You will investigate the ghastly crime scenes from between 1880 and 1945. This is Sydney's ultimate crime & punishment social history tour.
The opportunity to appreciate an earlier era of Sydney's public transport, when trams were the major people movers.
The Sutherland Shire Citizens' Heritage Festival Committee is a group of Shire Committees that work as team to co-ordinate a variety of interesting and varied activities for you to enjoy during the National Trust Heritage Festival
Over 120 pubs existed in East Sydney in the 19th century. Some are still licensed, some since demolished and many, like old ghosts, haunt the streets as cafes, homes and shops. They all have incredible stories of mayhem, madness and murder. Listen to incredible stories about these old pubs.
This walking tour visits plants in our living collection that were first collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770 and finishes at the Botanic Endeavour exhibition featuring 50 recent botanic illustrations of these plants and precious items from the Daniel Solander Library.
The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, affectionately known as ‘The Orpheum’, is a prized jewel in Sydney’s crown. For almost a century, this beautiful Art Deco theatre has opened its doors to theatre lovers of film and stage. Now The Orpheum footlights will shine directly on itself.
In 1895 the NSW B ranch of the British Astronomical Society was formed to promote the study of the night sky with members including locals John Macdonnell and E. H Beattie. Join the presenters for an insightful look into the role of these astronomers and the importance of their discoveries, followed by a clear evening's Telescope viewing. Presented by Sydney Observatory Curator of Astronomy,
Donations are important in the development of a descriptive local studies collection and Mosman Service has been fortunate to receive many donations which have revealed amazing stories
Ripples Chowder Bay is partnering with professional guides and historians at 'Journey Walks' to offer a guided tour of Chowder Bay followed by lunch at Ripples. The tour will highlight the interesting history of the venue and will include a special set menu, glass of wine and waterfront views.
Discover the historic Waverley Estate, where a Victorian mansion, turned hospital, is nestled amongst beautiful gardens. Explore an interactive tour and gather with friends or your children for a picnic.
Walk the grounds of historic Fairlight, a substantial Victorian house and impressive barn surrounded by old fig trees, and The Cottage, home to Edward Cox before he built Fernhill, creating a landscape between The Cottage, Fernhill and St. Thomas Church virtually unaltered since the 1850s.
Have you ever been curious about where the names of Camden's streets, parks and places came from? Some are obvious as they pay homage to the movers and shakers of Camden's early days such as Macarthur Park. Where have the not so obvious names originated? Camden Library could help you find out!
This exhibition features Norman Lindsay’s world merged with the world of legend and mythology and his artworks and sculptures including the legendary Sphinx.