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Preserving Cremorne: Embracing Our Heritage for the Future. An interactive talk with Elizabeth Farrelly
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.
20 Decades, 21 Stories is an exhibition trail to celebrate Port Macquarie's rich and unique history and the town's bicentenary year.
Walking tour of old convict dwelling remains.
Especially put on for The Australian Heritage Festival, join us for this special walking tour of a convict-built World Heritage listed road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.