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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the forgotten world of Bowral’s golden Victorian age as we explore Bowral’s Glebe lands.
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.
Making Good explores the lives of convict artisans who used their skills to transform their place of exile into a thriving modern settlement.
Please join us during the Australian Heritage Festival 2022 for “Curiosity” a guided tour of the Fairfield City Vintage Village
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join historian Laila Ellmoos and investigate how photography was used to document changes to Sydney in the first decades of the 20th century.
City Archivist Janet Villata and Archivist Mathilde de Hauteclocque will introduce you to the City Archives collection in this lunchtime talk.