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Haberfield Curios – why the name Haberfield?

Haberfield, nsw

A self-guided walking tour along Ramsay Street in Haberfield to learn about the origin of the name Haberfield.

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Searching Dark Skies: Ken Beames and the Linden Observatory

Woodford, nsw

Searching dark skies: the history of the life and work of Ken Beames, engineer, astronomer and builder of the Linden Observatory and its impressive 24-inch reflector telescope.

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Discover the beauty of the Waverley Estate

Waverley, nsw

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.

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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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9 Squadron Rathmines

Rathmines, nsw

We remember 9 Squadron. A 9 Squadron plane and all crew were lost with HMAS Sydney in November 1941. In March 1942 Tommy Pickering of 9 Squadron lost his life at Rathmines.

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Discover Mulgoa by Bus – Two Hidden Houses

Mulgoa, nsw

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.

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Port Kembla History Tour

Coniston, nsw

This Tour offers you an opportunity to travel back in time and discover the history, heritage, and cultures of a true coastal treasure – Port Kembla.

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Blue Mile History Walking Tour

Wollongong, nsw

This Tour is a 2.5 – 3 hour walking tour of the Blue Mile – starting at Flagstaff Hill and concluding at the Old Courthouse – with a 30-minute refreshment break.

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WWW. Weird Wonderful Wollongong: Online photographic exhibition

Online, national nsw

This exhibition showcases the wonderful and at times weird side of life in the city of Wollongong. It highlights the sense of fun and willingness of locals to try anything. The photographs have been selected from the Illawarra Images Collection of Wollongong City Libraries.

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Rose Seidler House Open House

Wahroonga, nsw

Explore the historic, Rose Seilder House.

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Bowral’s Splendid Glebe Lands – A Discovery Tour of the Golden Victorian Age

Bowral, nsw

Discover the forgotten world of Bowral’s golden Victorian age as we explore Bowral’s Glebe lands.

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Behind the Scenes of The Cremorne Orpheum Theatre

Cremorne, nsw

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.

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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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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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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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8 Days at Kamay (Botany Bay) walk and Botanic Endeavour Exhibition

Sydney, nsw

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.

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See Sydney as a Tourist in 1905

Sydney, nsw

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.

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Paddington Library – sparking curiosity for 130 years – an online history

Online, nsw

Launching as part of the National Trust's Heritage Festival 2022, this suite of web pages celebrates and explores the history of Paddington Library - for 130 years a much loved destination for the curious minds of Paddington residents, young and old.

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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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Capturing Change: Photography and the Modern City

Sydney, nsw

Join historian Laila Ellmoos and investigate how photography was used to document changes to Sydney in the first decades of the 20th century.

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Curiosities and treasures in the City of Sydney archives

Haymarket, nsw

City Archivist Janet Villata and Archivist Mathilde de Hauteclocque will introduce you to the City Archives collection in this lunchtime talk.

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