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The Secrets of Dubbo Gully

Mangrove Mountain, nsw

A Slice of Dubbo Gully when Mangrove Creek was a thriving river community with wharves, inns, and slab homes. Gain insight into the past along the St Thomas Cemetery, Fairview Homestead in this rarely visited part of Mangrove Creek

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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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‘Do You Have a Soldier in the Family?’

North Parramatta, nsw

Have you ever wondered if you have a colonial soldier in your family? Christine Yeats a well known historian will give a 1 hour talk at the Parramatta Female Factory Friends Rooms at 1pm to 2pm on Friday 22 April 2022. Tickets are through Eventbrite so book early so you don't miss out.

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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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Comboyne Museum Open Day and Heritage Attractions

Comboyne, nsw

Comboyne is inviting visitors to celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival by viewing the exciting progress made over two years of the almost complete restoration of the historic Hurrell House and the restoration of Larrikins Lockup in the village of Comboyne.

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Earthly Incarnations: Introduction to the Fungi Kingdom

Bowral, nsw

This highly interactive workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi.

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Unearthing the Forgotten Architect of Early Mosman: E.S. Garton

Mosman, nsw

Hear how citizen heritage sleuths uncovered a colourful local identity which helped piece together an incredible jigsaw of local heritage.

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Curious Talks and Tea

Goulburn, nsw

This is a rare opportunity to attend a talk that focuses on the life of NSW Survey General of 1887-90 Edward Twynam at his former home, Riversdale, Goulburn.

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Retford Park Garden Art Trail

Bowral, nsw

Self-led art and nature trail for children and families to enjoy during a visit to the Retford Park Gardens.

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Opera at Dundullimal Homestead

Dubbo, nsw

Proudly presented by Macquarie Conservatorium and Dundullimal Homestead National Trust (NSW). Revel in a delightful afternoon of operatic magic from around the world, performed outdoors in the beautiful gardens of Dubbo's historic National Trust property.

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Sculpture Walk at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Sydney, nsw

Our volunteer guides have designed a walk that brings our sculptures and statues to life. Learn about the artwork, artists and the how our attitudes to public art have changed over the last 150 years whilst visiting some of our more than 60 sculptures and statues.

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Peter FitzSimons on ‘The Opera House’

Gordon, nsw

If only these walls and this land could talk ... Hear Peter FitzSimons talk about his new book The Opera House.

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Sioman Yen and Richard Horsburg discussing ‘South Flows the Pearl’

Gordon, nsw

Sioman Yen and Richard Horsburgh discussing this book in a special talk for Heritage Festival.

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Children of the Empire (episode one of Colour of War – The Anzacs)

Gordon, nsw

This Anzac Day weekend, share the story of the people in Australia and New Zealand in the build up to World War Two.

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Writing your family history

Gordon, nsw

Learn how to master writing your family history with writer Keith Whelan and our Local History Librarian Jessica Graham.

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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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A history tour of Historic Gledswood Homestead & Winery … with devonshire tea

Gledswood Hills, nsw

Visit Gledswood Homestead & Winery for a history walk around the property with our resident historian. Learn about our rich history, hear stories of Count Gabriel de Huon escaping the French revolution and then enjoy a Devonshire tea at the convict built coach house, now used as our cellar door.

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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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Chalk and Shadow Art for Kids

Parramatta, nsw

Bring along the family and try your hand at chalk and shadow art these Easter school holidays at Old Government House

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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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