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HISTORY OF FAMILIES WHOSE COTTAGES ARE AT THE AUSTRALIANA PIONEER VILLAGE

Wilberforce, nsw

Step back in time and look through our Cottages from the 19th Century, we will have the family history to look at on the majority of our Cottages. There is also a Post Office, Police Station and Bank to go through with artifacts from the 1800s.

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Descendants of Thomas & Jane Rose Annual Picnic at Rose Cottage

Wilberforce, nsw

The Thomas & Jane Rose Family Society's annual Picnic Open Day aims to bring together descendants, friends and community members for a day of fun, reminiscence and appreciation of Thomas and Jane Rose as the first free settler family in Australia. It is held at heritage listed Rose Cottage (1811).

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Reflections of Place & Time – works from The Clint Collection

Windsor, nsw

Explore the world of a family of artists who have been overlooked for the past 100 years. From Georgian London (1714-1811) to the Great Depression in Australia, the Clint family through four generations pursued their creativity - and livelihood - from the many branches of the fine arts.

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Richmond Cemeteries Tour

Richmond, nsw

Discover two of the Hawkesbury's lesser known, historic cemeteries as part of Heritage Festival. The Hawkesbury is unique having numerous cemeteries located in the area. We will visit the Old Presbyterian Cemetery followed by the Catholic and Methodist cemeteries in Richmond.

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Connections-Preserving the continuity of our community

Bella Vista, nsw

Bella Vista Farm sits in spacious, picturesque parklands. Once owned by John and Elizabeth Macarthur it was later farmed by the Pearce family who developed it into a thriving citrus orchard. The farm, preserved in its entirety, sits upon a hilltop with sweeping views of the district.

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Heritage Day at Parramatta North

North Parramatta, nsw

Discover the connected history and compelling stories of Parramatta North, located by the Parramatta River, by exploring the restored buildings, cultural and innovation hub and open spaces. Heritage Day is family friendly, with guided tours, talks and workshops, live music, great food, and children's activities.

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Talking Tombstones

PARRAMATTA, nsw

A walk through one of Parramatta's historic cemeteries where many ‘residents’ have strong connections, good and bad, with the City of Parramatta.

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Back to Black Exhibition

Parramatta, nsw

Explore the different meanings of black across a century of fashion, from mourning a loved one, to the chic elegance of the little black dress, at Old Government House's new major exhibition Back to Black.

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Ghost Night

Parramatta, nsw

Connect with the past on 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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Black Cockatoo art workshop Norman Lindsay Art Gallery

Faulconbridge, nsw

A fantastic mix of conservation education and creativity, children will love the opportunity to draw and interact with Black Cockatoos at Norman Lindsay Gallery.

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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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ART by SURVEYORS & SURVEYORS in ART

Parramatta, nsw

An intriguing talk, with morning tea, which will showcase many connections between artworks and surveyors, including world renowned and lesser known artists who were also surveyors, plus be delighted with an array of artworks featuring surveyors, many painted by some of our early surveyors.

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Talking Tombstones #8

Parramatta, nsw

Lively power-point presentation, with morning tea, that will bring tombstones 'alive' as some intriguing historical connections are revealed.

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Connecting Australia with St. Helena

Parramatta, nsw

Join internationally renown speaker, John Brock, for a captivating talk, with morning tea, which will reveal many historical connections between Australia and the tiny island of St. Helena.

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Connect with local history at the Female Orphan School building inside Western Sydney University

Rydalmere, nsw

The Female Orphan School building has been a key witness to some of the most significant social changes in Australian history. The building has shaped thousands of lives over the two centuries it has stood on the banks of the Parramatta River.

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Connections to Linnwood

Guildford, nsw

Linnwood is a NSW State Heritage Listed house (1891) on 5 hectares at Guildford. The house will be open on Sunday 28 April with various displays of local and historic interest. Devonshire tea provided and visitors are free to roam the house and grounds. Parking on site.

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Voices from the Secret River: Symposium

Spencer, nsw

Rock, Stone and Sky: Symposium on rock art, archaeology, and indigenous astronomy. Local experts, researchers and astrophysicist present findings from rock art mapping, archaeological fieldwork in the Mangrove Creek Valley, and tracing the pathways of the celestial emu.

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Stories from the Secret River: River Cruise and Symposium

Spencer, nsw

Journey into the waterways of Dyarubbin with historians, writers and storytellers for a morning river cruise exploring the secret histories of the Lower Hawkesbury. Our exploration continues with an afternoon symposium investigating rock engravings, sky connections and the archaeology of Mangrove.

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Voices from the Secret River: River Cruise

SPENCER, nsw

Journey into the waterways of Dyarubbin with historians, writers and storytellers for a morning river cruise exploring the secret histories of the Lower Hawkesbury River.

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Curator-led Tour of Rose Seidler House & Julian Rose House

Wahroonga, nsw

Enjoy a tour of Rose Seidler House with Museums of History NSW curator Michael Lech, plus a rare peek at the Julian Rose House with Brian Seidler AM.

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Sheldon Forest Walk with Dr John Martyn

Turramurra, nsw

Join a guided walking tour and be inspired by the geological wonders of Turramurra's Sheldon Forest.

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