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World Heritage Wonders

Parramatta, nsw

You don’t need to travel far to explore heritage places of international significance - right in the centre of Greater Sydney is our own World Heritage listed site. Now, for the first time, you can take part in a comprehensive and exclusive tour of this cultural icon.

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Historic Dairy Cottage Tour

Parramatta, nsw

Explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park. Delve into fascinating stories, examine original architectural features and discover its historical and social significance. As a Festival bonus, meet the dairymaid and try your hand at making some cream.

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First Contact – The Imbalance of Power

Parramatta, nsw

Join an Aboriginal guide on this revealing walk to visit significant sites where our shared history unfolded during the first forty years of the colony, changing the Aboriginal way of life forever.

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Warami Mittigar – Aboriginal Cultural Walk

Parramatta, nsw

This easy walk, along the river and in beautiful Parramatta Park, is a wonderful opportunity to spend time on country with an Aboriginal traditional custodian, learning about connections to land, plant uses, tools, hunting and other aspects of local culture.

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Youth Archaeology

Parramatta, nsw

On this youth only activity, celebrating both National Youth Week and the Heritage Festival, young people will visit some key archaeological sites in Parramatta and engage in hands-on archaeology.

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Walking on Country – National Youth Week

Parramatta, nsw

Celebrating both the Heritage Festival and National Youth Week, young people will enjoy a rare opportunity to leave parents and siblings behind, while they take a walk on country with Aboriginal guides.

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First Contact – Trade, Friendship and Conflict

Parramatta, nsw

Join an Aboriginal guide on this engaging tour to visit the actual sites where the hidden histories of first contact in Parramatta unfolded. Discover stories of loyalty and exploration, betrayal and brutality.

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A Silk Road to Sydney: Chinese Embroidery in Australia

Concord West, nsw

Discover the rich and varied heritage of Chinese embroidery and the ways in which this ancient practice has been adapted in the contemporary Australian context, in this free exhibition of historic and contemporary Chinese embroidery 'A Silk Road to Sydney: Chinese Embroidery in Australia'.

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Willandra House Open Day

Ryde, nsw

There will be displays, a movie and a talk focussing on "Transport in Ryde". Come and look at photos of local trains, trams, buses, cars etc.

There will also be a display of early subdivision maps and historic photographs of the Ryde District.

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Yasmar Market Day

Haberfield, nsw

Yasmar Estate is a rare survivor from the post-colonial period. Laid out according to the mid-19th century landscape fashion of the time, the historic garden is being renovated.

Visit food and market stalls and admire the exterior of the 1856 Yasmar House and its century old trees.

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Eryldene Mother’s Day Celebratory Teas & Heritage Open Weekend

GORDON, nsw

Celebrate all Mothers during the Australian Heritage Festival over the Mother’s Day weekend by visiting Eryldene, the exquisite State Heritage listed house and garden on Sydney’s North Shore, and treating your mother to the leisurely pastime of taking tea in the beautiful camellia garden

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