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Our Research Room Revealed – Connecting People, Places and the Past

Penrith, nsw
The Library's newly refurbished Research Room will be revealed with additional opening hours between 29 April and 5 May. During the week there will be talks, workshops and additional opening hours to consult with professional staff and volunteers on local and family history
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Richmond Heritage Festival

Richmond, nsw
Richmond Heritage Festival - an opportunity to explore some of the rich history of the precinct of West Market Street, and the main street of Richmond.
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Hawkesbury Regional Museum Heritage Festival Open Day

Windsor, nsw
As part of 2019 Heritage week, Hawkesbury Regional Museum is holding an open day on Saturday 18th May, showcasing our local heritage with a welcome to country, tours, historical groups, music and good old-fashioned entertainment! Come along for some fun and take a step back in time!
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Margaret Catchpole: The Truth behind the Legend

Windsor, nsw

To commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the death of the fascinating Margaret Catchpole, we invite you to retrace her steps in the Hawkesbury and get to know her from her surroundings. Discover the truth behind the legend of 'Australia's First Heroine' who arrived in NSW in 1801 as a convict.

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‘Peek Into the Past’ Party

Windsor, nsw

Join us in Windsor with an 1820s splash, at a ‘Peek Into the Past' Party. Glimpse the fascinating past of the house of the colonial couple, Jane and John Howe: walk the old rooms, cellars and attics: short talks by historians Dr Ian Jack and Jan Barkley-Jack and Museum curator, Rebecca Turnbull.

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Harvest Festival

Woodford, nsw

The Woodford Academy Management Committee is thrilled to host a Harvest Festival in the grounds of the Blue Mountains’ oldest building.

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Woodford Academy Harvest Festival

Woodford, nsw

The Woodford Academy Management Committee is thrilled to host a Harvest Festival in the grounds of the Blue Mountains Oldest building for the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival ‘Connecting People, Place and the Past’.

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Buss’s Gold

Woodford, nsw
The ‘Katoomba Brewing Company’ will be offering a ‘Golden Ale’ in honour of William Buss the owner during the gold rush era of the historic Inn ‘The King’s Arms’ now known as the Woodford Academy .
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The Hawkesbury – its part in History and its Pioneers

Wilberforce, nsw

The buildings in The Village were saved from neglect or possible demolition by people who appreciated our amazing local history - our re-sited buildings were actually lived, worked and worshipped in by our Hawkesbury Pioneers so take the opportunity and experience a glimpse of historical village life.

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Visit Rose Cottage Wilberforce built in 1811 by Thomas Rose – one of the first free settlers to Australia

Wilberforce, nsw

What happened to the first free settlers that arrived in Australia in 1793? Where did they live and what heritage have they left behind? Visit The Rose Cottage at Wilberforce to find out!

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Bella Vista Farm: The Place and its People

Bella Vista, nsw

Visit an extensive rural oasis in the heart of the suburban Hills district. With a homestead and intact farm outbuildings it provides a strong sense of the life and times of the people who lived and worked here from the very early days of the colony.

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The History of Liverpool in 60 Objects Exhibition Launch

Liverpool, nsw
The City of Liverpool & District Historical Society would like to invite you to the opening of our exhibition ‘The History of Liverpool in 60 Objects’, celebrating the 60th birthday of our society.
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Camden – birthplace of the Australian wine, wool and dairy industries

Camden, nsw

Camden library will display historic photographs of the area depicting the themes of 'Wine, Wool and Dairy'. The photos will be hung in the Fiction section of the library. Textile artist, Venessa Possum will exhibit original works made to celebrate the life of her indigenous ancestor "Budberry" who was an aboriginal elder as well as friend and guide to the Macarthur family. There will be a

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Baragal Ngurra darami – Budbury and a paddock long ago

Camden, nsw

Visit the Camden Museum and Historical Society to view the exhibiton by Venessa Possum titled "Baragal Ngurra darami – Budbury and a paddock long ago". While in Camden visit the museum, gallery and a plethora of beautiful historic buildings.

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Fantastic Travels of our Parramatta Ancestors

Mays Hill, nsw

Come on a guided tour of the historic Mays Hill Cemetery and hear the stories of the amazing travels of the forefathers of Parramatta. They travelled widely engaging in wars, exploration, rebellion, scientific study and more. Find out about the Baron whose family fled the French Revolution!

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Dangerous Discussions in the Dining Room

Parramatta, nsw

Follow in the footsteps of the Governors and join us for an evening of amazing food and great conversation in the dining room at Old Government House. Be taken on a ‘dangerous’ conversational journey while enjoying a four course meal prepared by the chefs at our onsite unique and breathtaking restaurant, Lachlan’s.

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Hunting for History at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

Old Government House’s flock of toy rosellas have found their way inside the house! Join one of our friendly guides for a child-friendly tour of the house and see if you can spot where they’re hiding.

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Parragirls Memory Project 2013-2019 Retrospective

North Parramatta, nsw

Parragirls are the last generation of Australians who experienced institutional ‘care’ as children within the confines of Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct. Since 2013 Parragirls Memory Project has engaged in capturing the history, heritage and legacy of the institutional experience.

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Parramatta North Heritage Festival

North Parramatta, nsw

This family day is a great opportunity to discover the formerly hidden site. Parramatta North is an amazing precinct that weaves together the stories of Aboriginal Australia, colonial heritage, institutionalisation and our culturally diverse communities.

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Creepy Stories at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

Creepy Stories is based on the long running ghost tours of Old Government House. This candlelit tour is aimed at 9-12 year olds and dressing up in scary clothes is encouraged.

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Pubs of Parramatta

Parramatta, nsw
Wander through the streets of the Parramatta CBD discovering the locations and stories behind 12 of the earliest hotels in NSW.
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