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Preserving Cremorne: Embracing Our Heritage for the Future. An interactive talk with Elizabeth Farrelly

Cremorne, nsw
The original character of Cremorne, of tree-lined streets featuring cottages with verdant gardens, is being rapidly replaced by modern developments. Come to hear Elizabeth Farrelly, architect, author and columnist, talk about how to embrace change whilst preserving our local heritage for the future.
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Working at The Old Coal Loader

Waverton, nsw
Join former coal loading worker Bill Ryan for an evening of fascinating stories and unique insights into the late industrial history of the site. Bill's detailed first-hand accounts of his time at the coal loader and hypnotising voice are sure to enthral!
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Objects of Memory: Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct bicentenary

North Parramatta, nsw

OBJECTS OF MEMORY is a special exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct. Presented by the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Inc, OBJECTS OF MEMORY explores the human experience of institutionalisation and its legacies in the present day.

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20 Decades 21 Stories

Port Macquarie, nsw

20 Decades, 21 Stories is an exhibition trail to celebrate Port Macquarie's rich and unique history and the town's bicentenary year.

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Convict Stockades Tour near Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry, nsw

Walking tour of old convict dwelling remains.

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Bucketty Wall and Circuit Flat Bridge Walk

Bucketty, nsw

Join us for a walking tour of a convict built walling and bridges.

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Devines Hill Tour near Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry, nsw

Especially put on for The Australian Heritage Festival, join us for this special walking tour of a convict-built World Heritage listed road.

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EBENEZER CHURCH HERITAGE DAY

Ebenezer, nsw

This a day when you can learn more about the fascinating story of Australia’s oldest church, Ebenezer Church, about pioneers such as Andrew Johnston, the architect and builder of the church, John Grono who was a ship-builder, sea captain, explorer, sealer and a farmer.

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Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918

Homebush, nsw

In this exhibition you will read about some of the Strathfield locals who played their part in the momentous events of World War I. Some were highranking officers, some earned decorations for their bravery, and many – far too many – made the ultimate sacrifice.

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From Homebush to Hill 60: the Letters and Diary of Roy Richards

Homebush, nsw

Roy Richards of Homebush kept a diary and wrote home from the front line of Gallipoli and the Western Front. His three elder brothers also served. This talk will be held in conjunction with the exhibition 'Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918' at Strathfield Council Library & Innovation Hub.

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Wikipedia edit-a-thon: Picture This

Haymarket, nsw

Work with City Historians and experienced Wikipedia editors to increase and improve Sydney-specific Wikipedia articles with historic images sourced from the City Archives collection.

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COLONIAL CONNECTIONS: “Fernhill and the wider context of early colonial society”

Mulgoa, nsw

Three historians will present lectures:
• “Defending Country: remembering the long history of love and war on the Nepean River”: Grace Karskens
• “The Colonial Picturesque: landscapes in early Sydney”: Colleen Morris:
• “Sermons in Stones: houses and buildings in the 1840s”: James Broadbent

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National Archaeology Week 16-22 May 2021 NA

, national nsw vic wa

National Archaeology Week is a celebration of Australia's archaeology and cultural heritage, including its Aboriginal and historical past. This week-long event will provide people with the opportunity to meet real archaeologists, join archaeological digs, attend special talks and much more!

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Heritage Futures – The Historic Houses Property Network

Double Bay, nsw

Much of Australia’s heritage is cared for by private owners taking a shared custodial approach. Join Dr Bernadette Flynn of the Historic Houses Association to learn how the HHA network supports this quest, activating public interest and engagement with heritage.

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Small bird habitat Bushcare morning

Toongabbie, nsw

Help create the perfect habitat for small birds and plant an indigenous Kangaroo grassland plot for future 'fire-stick-farming' in this bushcare morning. This site is located on the Great West Walk travelling through the Old Toongabbie 1791 Convict Stockade Government Farm; a significant contact site.

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Nature Bathing at Picasso

Old Toongabbie, nsw

Visitors to this day with nature will walk away relaxed after being immersed in endangered nature, hidden away in Old Toongabbie. Enjoy a combination of plein-air painting, indigenous story-telling and a bushcare tour of this remarkable river-flat forest which is being restored for the future.

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Keeping Berkeley’s History Alive

Unanderra, nsw

Join us for a special Anzac ceremony laying handmade poppy wreaths and learn the history of local families whose son's went to war. Plus we have a Bugler playing the 'Last Post' and celebrations of the Berkeley Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Group's 35th Anniversary.

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Benjamin Rixon & His Pass – Forgotten Northern Illawarra Gateway

Bulli, nsw

Today Rixons Pass is a no-through-road, yet in the 1850’s it was the Northern Illawarra's first gateway road out to Appin and onto Sydney. Developed by the legendary Tracker Benjamin Rixon, one of the first set of Colony's first Triplets. View our photos of the Pass and its families, learning their stories.

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Local History Walk: Bellevue Hill’s Heritage

Bellevue Hill, nsw

Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Bellevue Hill. Experience how the vision of past governments and estate owners has impacted the current landscape. Looking to our future, we will explore some heritage which we hope will remain for generations to come.

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Local History Walk: Nature and Culture in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay, nsw

Inspired by a "Go slow for a Mo" trail in Gap Park, explore the natural and historical environment of Watsons Bay. Who was the Watson for whom the Bay is now known? Can you take a moment and connect to the sea or the rocks? Local History Librarians will guide you through the natural landscape surrounding the bay.

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Baerami Bush Dance & Campout, Upper Hunter Valley

Baerami, nsw

A truly authentic and fun filled Australian bush dance at the beautifully timber-lined Baerami Hall in the Upper Hunter Valley.

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